Learn Java for Android Development

Authors: Friesen, Jeff

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  • Aims to be first book of its kind to teach Java skills needed for getting started with Android
  • Authored by widely recognized Java expert, Jeff Friesen
  • Android continues to get hotter, and is widely regarded as the number 2 mobile Apps market behind iPhone and iPad
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About this book

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 foundational APIs to improve your chances of succeeding as an Android app developer. After all, you will be busy learning the architecture of an Android app, the various Android-specific APIs, and Android-specific tools. If you do not already know Java fundamentals, you will probably end up with a massive headache from also having to quickly cram those fundamentals into your knowledge base.  

Learn Java for Android Development teaches programmers of any skill level the essential Java language and foundational Java API skills that must be learned to improve the programmer’s chances of succeeding as an Android app developer. Each of the book’s 10 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 300 exercises are provided in an appendix. Additionally, author Jeff Friesen has created six bonus chapters that you can download from his personal site, located at http://tutortutor.ca/cgi-bin/makepage.cgi?/books/ljfad.

Once you complete this book, you will be ready to dive into Android, and you can start that journey by obtaining a copy of Beginning Android 2.  

About the authors

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.

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eBook $29.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4302-3157-8
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  • Download immediately after purchase
Softcover $39.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4302-3156-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Learn Java for Android Development
Authors
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Jeff Friesen
eBook ISBN
978-1-4302-3157-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4302-3157-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4302-3156-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 656
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