- Full Description
Android is one of the major players in the mobile phone market. Android is a mobile platform that is built on the top of Linux operating system. The native-code support on Android offers endless opportunities to application developers, not limited the functionality that is provided by Android framework. Pro Android C++ with the NDK¬†is an advanced tutorial and professional reference for today's more sophisticated app developers now porting, developing or employing C++ and other native code¬†to integrate¬†into the Android platform to run sophisticated native apps and better performing apps in general. Using a game app case study, this book explores tools for troubleshooting, debugging, analyzing memory issues, unit testing, unit test code coverage, performance measurement, on native applications, as well as integrating¬† the Android NDK toolchain into existing Autoconf, Makefile, CMake, or JAM based build systems. Pro Android C++ with the NDK¬†also covers the following:
- The Android platform, and getting up to speed with the Android NDK, and exploring the APIs that are provided in native space.
- An overview of Java Native Interface (JNI), and auto-generating JNI code through Simplified Wrapper and Interface Generator (SWIG).
- An introduction to Bionic API, native networking. native multithreading,¬†and the C++ Standard Template Library (STL) support.
- Native graphics and sound using JNI Graphics, OpenGL ES, and OpenSL ES.
- Debugging and troubleshooting native applications using Logging, GNU Debugger (GDB), Eclipse Debugger, Valgrind, strace, and other tools.
- Profiling native code using GProf to identify performance bottlenecks, and NEON/SIMD optimization from an advanced perspective, with tips and recommendations.
What youll learn
- What is the Android platform, and getting up to speed with the Android NDK.
- Using the Eclipse IDE to streamline developing native applications
- How to use Java Native Interface (JNI) to connect native code to Java world.
- Auto-generate JNI code using Simplified Wrapper and Interface Generator (SWIG).
- Introduction to Bionic API
- Networking through POSIX sockets
- Developing multithreaded applications using POSIX Threads, and Java Threads.
- Debug through Logging, GNU Debugger (GDB), and Eclipse Debugger
- Analyze memory issues through Valgrind
- C++ Support and Standard Template Library STL
- Native Graphics through JNI Graphics and OpenGL ES
- Native Sound through OpenSL ES
- Profiling the native code using GProf to identify performance bottlenecks
- Optimize code using SIMD/NEON
Who this book is for
This book is for software professionals who are interested in leveraging the Android NDK to port their existing native-code¬†app, such as C++, to the Android platform, as well as existing Android developers who are interested in improving their apps overall performance by utilizing native-code.¬†¬†
- Table of Contents
Table of Contents
- Getting Started with C++ on Android¬†¬†¬†
- Exploring the Android NDK¬†¬†¬†
- Communicating with Native Code using JNI¬†¬†¬†¬†
- Auto-Generate JNI Code Using SWIG¬†¬†
- Logging, Debugging, and Troubleshooting¬†¬†¬†¬†
- Bionic API Primer¬†¬†
- Native Threads¬†
- POSIX Socket API: Connection Oriented Communication¬†
- POSIX Socket API: Connetionless Communication¬†
- POSIX Socket API: Local Communication
- C++ Support¬†
- Native Graphics API
- Sound Native¬†API
- Profiling and NEON Optimization
- Source Code/Downloads
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