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Learn Java for Android Development: Java 8 and Android 5 Edition (3rd ed.)

Learn Java for Android Development: Java 8 and Android 5 Edition (3rd ed.)

By: Jeff Friesen (author)Paperback

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Learn Java for Android Development, Third Edition, is an update of a strong selling book that now includes a primer on Android app development (in Chapter 1 and Appendix C, which is distributed in the book's code archive). This book teaches programmers the essential Java language skills necessary for effectively picking up and using the new Android SDK platform to build mobile, embedded, and even PC apps, especially game apps.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 APIs in order to improve your chances of succeeding as an effective Android app developer. This book helps you do that.Each of the book's 16 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 700 exercises are provided in an appendix. A second appendix provides a significant game-oriented Java application, which you can convert into an Android app. Once you complete this one-of-a-kind book written by Jeff Friesen, an expert Java developer and JavaWorld.com columnist, you should be ready to begin your indie or professional Android app development journey.

About Author

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.


1. Getting Started with Java2. Learning Language Fundamentals3. Discovering Classes and Objects4. Discovering Inheritance, Polymorphism, and Interfaces5. Mastering Advanced Language Features Part 16. Mastering Advanced Language Features Part 27. Exploring the Basic APIs Part 18. Exploring the Basic APIs Part 29. Exploring the Collections Framework10. Exploring the Concurrency Utilities11. Performing Classic I/O12. Accessing Networks13. Migrating to New I/O14. Accessing Databases15. Parsing, Creating, and Transforming XML Documents16. Focusing on Odds and Ends17. Appendix A: Solutions to Exercises18. Appendix B: Four of a Kind19. Appendix C: Getting Started with Android******NOTE: Appendix C is not included in the physical book. Instead, it's distributed as a PDF file that's bundled with the book's code.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781430264545
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 1200
  • ID: 9781430264545
  • weight: 2181
  • ISBN10: 1430264543
  • edition: 3rd ed.

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