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Java Programming for Android Developers For Dummies

Java Programming for Android Developers For Dummies

Barry A. Burd

ISBN: 978-1-118-61214-9

Oct 2013

456 pages

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Get started creating Android apps with Java in no time!

The demand for Android apps is not slowing down but many mobile developers who want to create Android apps lack the necessary Java background. This beginner guide gets you up and running with using Java to create Android apps with no prior knowledge or experienced necessary!

  • Shows you the basic Java development concepts and techniques that are necessary to develop Android apps
  • Explores what goes into creating an Android app to give you a better understanding of the various elements
  • Addresses how to deal with standard programming challenges and debugging

Beginning Android Programming with Java For Dummies puts you well on your way toward creating Android apps quickly with Java.

Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started with Java Programming for Android Developers 9

Chapter 1: All about Java and Android 11

Chapter 2: Getting the Tools That You Need 25

Chapter 3: Running Standard Java Programs 53

Chapter 4: Creating an Android App 77

Part II: Writing Your Own Java Programs 107

Chapter 5: An Ode to Code 109

Chapter 6: Java's Building Blocks 137

Chapter 7: Though These Be Methods, Yet There Is Madness in't 165

Chapter 8: What Java Does (and When 191

Part III: Working with the Big Picture: Object-Oriented Programming 217

Chapter 9: Why Object-Oriented Programming Is Like Selling Cheese 219

Chapter 10: Saving Time and Money: Reusing Existing Code 265

Part IV: Powering Android with Java Code 301

Chapter 11: A Simple Android Example: Responding to a Button Click 303

Chapter 12: Dealing with a Bunch of Things at a Time 325

Chapter 13: An Android Social Media App 351

Chapter 14: Hungry Burds: A Simple Android Game 383

Part V: The Part of Tens 403

Chapter 15: Ten Ways to Avoid Mistakes 405

Chapter 16: Ten Websites for Developers 411

Index 413