Learn Java for Android Development

Authors: Friesen, Jeff

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  • Learn Java for Android Development, Second Edition 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.

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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, Second Edition 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 14 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 500 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 book, you should be ready to dive into beginning Android app development.  Maybe, start that journey with Apress' Beginning Android.

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.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Getting Started With Java

    Friesen, Jeff

    Pages 1-19

  • Learning Language Fundamentals

    Friesen, Jeff

    Pages 21-61

  • Discovering Classes and Objects

    Friesen, Jeff

    Pages 63-104

  • Discovering Inheritance, Polymorphism, and Interfaces

    Friesen, Jeff

    Pages 105-152

  • Mastering Advanced Language Features Part 1

    Friesen, Jeff

    Pages 153-196

Buy this book

eBook $34.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4302-5723-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Download immediately after purchase
Softcover $44.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4302-5722-6
  • 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
2013
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Jeff Friesen
eBook ISBN
978-1-4302-5723-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4302-5723-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4302-5722-6
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XXVI, 780
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