Android Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide eBook (4e) : 9780135257562

Android Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide eBook (4e)

Phillips, B et al
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Pearson Higher Ed USA
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About the book: Android Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide is an introductory Android book for programmers with Java experience. Based on Big Nerd Ranch’s popular Android Bootcamp, this guide will lead you through the wilderness using hands-on example apps combined with clear explanations of key concepts and APIs. This book focuses on practical techniques for developing apps compatible with Android Oreo and Android "P."

Write and run code every step of the way, using Android Studio to create apps that integrate with other apps, download and display pictures from the web, play sounds, and more. Each chapter and app has been designed and tested to provide the knowledge and experience you need to get started in Android development.

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Table of contents
  • Learning Android
  • The Necessary Tools
  • 1. Your First Android Application
  • 2. Android and Model-View-Controller
  • 3. The Activity Lifecycle
  • 4. Debugging Android Apps
  • 5. Your Second Activity
  • 6. Android SDK Versions and Compatibility
  • 7. UI Fragments and the Fragment Manager
  • 8. Displaying Lists with RecyclerView
  • 9. Creating User Interfaces with Layouts and Widgets
  • 10. Using Fragment Arguments
  • 11. Using ViewPager
  • 12. Dialogs
  • 13. The Toolbar
  • 14. SQLite Databases
  • 15. Implicit Intents
  • 16. Taking Pictures with Intents
  • 17. Two-Pane Master-Detail Interfaces
  • 18. Localization
  • 19. Accessibility
  • 20. Assets
  • 21. Audio Playback with SoundPool
  • 22. Styles and Themes
  • 23. XML Drawables
  • 24. More About Intents and Tasks
  • 25. HTTP & Background Tasks
  • 26. Loopers, Handlers, and HandlerThread
  • 27. Search
  • 28. Background Services
  • 29. Broadcast Intents
  • 30. Browsing the Web and WebView
  • 31. Custom Views and Touch Events
  • 32. Property Animation
  • 33. Locations and Play Services
  • 34. Maps
  • 35. Material Design
  • 36. Afterword
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