Learn Java for Android Development

Learn Java for Android Development

by Jeff Friesen

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781430257226
Publisher: Apress
Publication date: 02/26/2013
Edition description: 2nd ed.
Pages: 780
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.70(d)

About the Author

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

1. Getting Started with Java

2. Learning Language Fundamentals

3. Discovering Classes and Objects

4. Discovering Inheritance, Polymorphism, and Interfaces

5. Mastering Advanced Language Features Part 1

6. Mastering Advanced Language Features Part 2

7. Exploring the Basic APIs Part 1

8. Exploring the Basic APIs Part 2

9. Exploring the Collections Framework

10. Exploring Additional Utility APIs

11. Performing Classic I/O

12. Accessing Networks

13. Migrating to New I/O

14. Accessing Databases

A. Appendix A: Solutions to Exercises

B. Appendix B: Four of a Kind

C. Appendix C: Odds and Ends***

***NOTE: Appendix C is not included in the physical book. Instead, it's distributed as a PDF file that's bundled with the book's code. As well as covering updated topics from the previous edition of this book (e.g., References, Reflection, and Preferences), this 138-page appendix includes new content.

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Learn Java for Android Development 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
tootechy More than 1 year ago
First let me state that this is a Java book, not specific to Android. It is the first book in Apress's series on Android development, and in that context makes alot of sense. Learn the basics of Java first, then learn the specifics of Android development. This book is a very good Java book. The authors depth of knowledge shows in nearly every section. I have been programming in java since its first beta, and found much useful information especially in chapters dealing with newer JDK 5,6, and upcoming concepts. A couple of criticisms: 1. I agree with a previous reviewer about the density. This may be more of an editing issue then the authors issue. For example, I was looking up something about Annotations and a couple of the pages I read did require additional review to fully understand what was being said. On a positive note the material was complete and very useful. 2. And this may be somewhat of a nit, in a book about learning a new language, the coding style should exemplary. The author does not follow Sun's coding standard of always using {}'s for all 'if', 'for', etc. statements, even if they only contain one statement. By omitting the {}'s for single line 'if' or 'for' statements, it is very easy to introduce a bug, especially if coming from a language like Python where the blocks are defined by the indentation level. In Java, regardless of the indentation, if there are no {}'s then only the next line is part of the 'if' or 'for' construct. In conclusion, even as an experienced Java developer, I would recommend this book for both new and experienced Java developers. As it is a new addition to my library, it is a very useful reference for the language.
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RootNookColor More than 1 year ago
This books title is a bit deceiving. Great in-depth book but, surely not for someone new to java.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago