Android Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide / Edition 2 available in Paperback
Android Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide is an introductory Android book for programmers with Java experience.
Based on Big Nerd Ranch's popular Android Bootcamp course, this guide will lead you through the wilderness using hands-on example apps combined with clear explanations of key concepts and APIs. This book focuses on practical techniques for developing apps compatible with Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) and up, including coverage of Lollipop and material design.
Write and run code every step of the way, creating apps that integrate with other Android apps, download and display pictures from the web, play sounds, and more. Each chapter and app has been designed and tested to provide the knowledge and experience you need to get started in Android development.
|Publisher:||Big Nerd Ranch Guides|
|Product dimensions:||7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.50(d)|
About the Author
Chris Stewart is the director of the Android team at Big Nerd Ranch, where he is also a senior Android bootcamp instructor. He is dedicated to constant improvement and works to perfect his craft as much as possible. When not in front of a computer, Chris enjoys hiking and traveling.
Brian Hardy is director of iOS and Cocoa engineering at Big Nerd Ranch. He was one of the first Android bootcamp instructors and has worked with many clients to develop high quality mobile applications for Android and iOS. When not working with his development team to build better software or hacking on his latest pet project, Brian enjoys spending time with friends and family X usually around the grill.
Kristin Marsicano is an Android developer and senior instructor at Big Nerd Ranch. Always an educator at heart, she is passionate about learning, software development, and the intersection of the two. When she is not developing apps or sharing her love of Android in the classroom, you can find Kristin cooking for her growing family, doing yoga, or learning something new.
Table of Contents
1. Learning Android
2. The Necessary Tools
3. Your First Android Application
4. Android and Model-View-Controller
5. The Activity Lifecycle
6. Debugging Android Apps
7. Your Second Activity
8. Android SDK Versions and Compatibility
9. UIFragments and the Fragment Manager
10. Creating User Interfaces with Layouts and Widgets
11. Displaying Lists with RecyclerView
12. Using Fragment Arguments
13. Using ViewPager
15. The Toolbar
16. SQLite Databases
17. Implicit Intents
18. Taking Pictures with Intents
19. Two-Pane Master-Detail Interfaces
21. Audio Playback with SoundPool
22. Styles and Themes
23. XML Drawables
24. More About Intents and Tasks
25. HTTP & Background Tasks
26. Loopers, Handlers, and HandlerThread
28. Background Services
29. Broadcast Intents
30.Browsing the Web and WebView
31. Custom Views and Touch Events
32. Property Animation
33. Locations and Play Services
35. Material Design Topics