Learn Java for Android Development

Java 8 and Android 5 Edition

Authors: Friesen, Jeff

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  • Learn Java for Android Development, Third Edition, is an update of a strong selling book that now includes a primer on Android app development (in Chapter 1 and Appendix C, which is distributed in the book’s code archive). This book teaches programmers the essential Java language skills necessary for effectively picking up and using the new Android SDK platform to build mobile, embedded, and even PC apps, especially game apps.

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About this book

Learn Java for Android Development, Third Edition, is an update of a strong selling book that now includes a primer on Android app development (in Chapter 1 and Appendix C, which is distributed in the book’s code archive). This book teaches programmers the essential Java language skills necessary for effectively picking up and using the new Android SDK platform to build mobile, embedded, and even PC apps, especially game apps.

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 APIs in order to improve your chances of succeeding as an effective Android app developer. This book helps you do that.

Each of the book’s 16 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 700 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 one-of-a-kind book written by Jeff Friesen, an expert Java developer and JavaWorld.com columnist, you should be ready to begin your indie or professional Android app development journey.

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 (18 chapters)

  • Getting Started with Java

    Friesen, Jeff

    Pages 1-30

  • Learning Language Fundamentals

    Friesen, Jeff

    Pages 31-87

  • Discovering Classes and Objects

    Friesen, Jeff

    Pages 89-140

  • Discovering Inheritance, Polymorphism, and Interfaces

    Friesen, Jeff

    Pages 141-188

  • Mastering Advanced Language Features, Part 1

    Friesen, Jeff

    Pages 189-234

Buy this book

eBook $34.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4302-6455-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Download immediately after purchase
Softcover $44.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4302-6454-5
  • 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
Book Subtitle
Java 8 and Android 5 Edition
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Jeff Friesen
eBook ISBN
978-1-4302-6455-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4302-6455-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4302-6454-5
Edition Number
3
Number of Pages
XVI, 1200
Number of Illustrations and Tables
53 b/w illustrations
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