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    DescriptionAndroid 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. 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. What you'll learn * The Java language: This book provides complete coverage of nearly every pre-Java version 7 language feature (native methods are briefly mentioned but not formally covered). Starting with those features related to classes and objects, you progress to object-oriented features related to inheritance, polymorphism, and interfaces. You then explore the advanced language features for nested types, packages, static imports, exceptions, assertions, annotations, generics, and enums. Continuing, you investigate strictfp, class literals, synchronized, volatile, the enhanced for loop statement, autoboxing/unboxing, and transient fields. The book also briefly presents most (if not all) of Java version 7's language features, although not much is said about closures or modules (which were not finalized at the time of writing). * Java APIs: In addition to Object and APIs related to exceptions, you explore Math, StrictMath, BigDecimal, BigInteger, Package, Boolean, Character, Byte, Short, Integer, Long, Float, Double, Number, the References API, the Reflection API, String, StringBuffer, System, the Threading API, the collections framework, the concurrency utilities, the internationalization APIs, the Preferences API, Random, the Regular Expressions API, File, RandomAccessFile, stream classes, and writer/reader classes. You will also get a tiny taste of Swing in the context of internationalization. * Tools: You will learn how to use the JDK's javac (compiler), java (application launcher), javadoc (Java documentation generator), and jar (Java archive creator, updater, and extractor) tools. You will also receive an introduction to the NetBeans and Eclipse integrated development environments. Although you can develop Android apps without NetBeans or Eclipse, working with these IDEs is much more pleasant. Who this book is for This book is for any programmer (including existing Java programmers and Objective-C (iPhone/iPad) programmers) of any skill level who needs to obtain a solid understanding of the Java language and foundational Java APIs before jumping into Android app development. 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


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    Title
    Learn Java for Android Development
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) J. Friesen
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 656
    Width: 191 mm
    Height: 235 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 1,111 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781430231561
    ISBN 10: 1430231564
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    BIC E4L: COM
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S10.2
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    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16310
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    BIC subject category V2: UDH
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    BISAC V2.8: COM051280
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    BIC subject category V2: ULP, UMS
    LC classification: QA76.76.A65 F75 2010
    Thema V1.0: UMS, UDH, ULP
    Edition statement
    2010.
    Illustrations note
    1, black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    aPress
    Imprint name
    aPress
    Publication date
    31 October 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Berkley
    Author Information
    Jeff Friesen is a freelance tutor and software developer with an emphasis on Java (and now Android). In addition to writing Android Recipes, Jeff has written numerous articles on Java and other technologies for JavaWorld (JavaWorld.com), informIT (InformIT.com), Java.net, and DevSource (DevSource.com). Jeff can be contacted via his website at TutorTutor.ca.
    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