Learn Java for Android Development

Learn Java for Android Development


By (author) Jeff Friesen

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  • Publisher: aPress
  • Format: Paperback | 656 pages
  • Dimensions: 190mm x 234mm x 30mm | 921g
  • Publication date: 31 October 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Berkley
  • ISBN 10: 1430231564
  • ISBN 13: 9781430231561
  • Edition statement: 2010.
  • Illustrations note: biography
  • Sales rank: 147,969

Product description

Android development is hot, and many programmers are interested in joining the fun. However, because this technology is based on Java, you should first obtain a solid grasp of the Java language and its foundational APIs to improve your chances of succeeding as an Android app developer. After all, you will be busy learning the architecture of an Android app, the various Android-specific APIs, and Android-specific tools. If you do not already know Java fundamentals, you will probably end up with a massive headache from also having to quickly cram those fundamentals into your knowledge base. Learn Java for Android Development teaches programmers of any skill level the essential Java language and foundational Java API skills that must be learned to improve the programmer's chances of succeeding as an Android app developer. Each of the book's 10 chapters provides an exercise section that gives you the opportunity to reinforce your understanding of the chapter's material. Answers to the book's more than 300 exercises are provided in an appendix. Additionally, author Jeff Friesen has created six bonus chapters that you can download from his personal site, located at http://tutortutor.ca/cgi-bin/makepage. cgi?/books/ljfad. Once you complete this book, you will be ready to dive into Android, and you can start that journey by obtaining a copy of Beginning Android 2.

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Author information

Jeff Friesen is a freelance tutor and software developer with an emphasis on Java (and now Android). In addition to authoring Learn Java for Android Development and co-authoring Android Recipes -- Jeff has written numerous articles on Java and other technologies for JavaWorld (a href="http://www.JavaWorld.com"JavaWorld.com/a), informIT (a href="http://www.InformIT.com"InformIT.com/a), a href="http://www.java.net"Java.net/a, and DevSource (a href="http://www.DevSource.com"DevSource.com/a). Jeff can be contacted via his website at a href="http://www.tutortutor.ca"TutorTutor.ca/a.

Table of contents

* Getting Started with Java * Learning Language Fundamentals * Learning Object-Oriented Language Features * Mastering Advanced Language Features, Part 1 * Mastering Advanced Language Features, Part 2 * Exploring the Basic APIs, Part 1 * Exploring the Basic APIs, Part 2 * Discovering the Collections Framework * Discovering Additional Utility APIs * Performing I/O * Solutions to Exercises