Android Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide
by Brian Hardy, Bill Phillips

Android Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide<br>by Brian Hardy, Bill Phillips
Item# 0321804333
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Are you a programmer looking to get started in Android development? Android Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide will lead you through the wilderness with hands-on example apps combined with clear explanations of key concepts and APIs. Write and run code every step of the way - creating apps apps that catalog crime scenes, browse photos, track your jogging route, and more. Each chapter has been carefully designed to provide the tools and knowledge you need to dive into Android development. Better still, the material has been tested and refined in Big Nerd Ranch's popular Android classes.

Android Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide is an introductory Android book written for programmers with Java experience.

The topics covered include:

  • Android SDK versions and compatibility
  • Activities, Fragments, and their lifecyles
  • Layouts, resources, widgets, and drawables
  • Dialogs
  • Displaying Lists with ListFragment
  • Option menus, context menus, and the Action Bar
  • Saving and loading local files
  • Taking pictures and handling images
  • Explicit and implicit intents and tasks
  • Navigation using ViewPager
  • Styles and themes
  • Debugging Android apps
  • Using HTTP & background tasks
  • Web services, web browsing, and WebView
  • Audio playback using MediaPlayer
  • Creating Local services
  • Broadcast intents and notifications
  • Custom views and touch events
  • Maps and tracking the user's location
  • Using databases with SQLite

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Publisher: Addison-Wesley
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ISBN10: 0321804333
ISBN13: 9780321804334
Cover: Paperback
Pub Date: 4/6/2013