Murach's Android Programming

Murach's Android Programming

by Joel Murach
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Murach, Mike & Associates, Inc.


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Murach's Android Programming

This book teaches anyone with a basic understanding of Java how to develop Android apps at a professional level.

To start, it shows how to use the Eclipse IDE to code, test, and debug a Tip Calculator app for a smartphone or tablet. Then, it expands upon this app to show must-have Android skills such as working with layouts, widgets, events, themes, styles, menus, preferences, and fragments. Next, this book presents two more apps that illustrate Android skills you'll use every day, such as working with threads, files, adapters, intents, services, notifications, broadcast receivers, SQLite databases, content providers, and app widgets. Finally, this book presents an app that uses the Google Maps API and shows you how to submit your finished apps to the Google Play store.

The real-world apps let you see how the skills you're learning work together, and they illustrate how and when you'd use each skill. And all the content is presented in Murach distinctive "paired-pages" style that developers find so clear and time-saving for both training and reference.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781890774714
Publisher: Murach, Mike & Associates, Inc.
Publication date: 09/13/2013
Pages: 700
Sales rank: 1,272,075
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.20(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Joel Murach has been writing and editing books about computer programming for over 10 years. During that time, he has written extensively on a wide range of Java, .NET, web, and database technologies. When he's not programming or writing books about programming, he can be found surfing or writing music.

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Murach's Android Programming 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
kaleyAW More than 1 year ago
This is quite possibly the best book that I have learned the Android programming platform on.  It is easy to read--which a format that allows you to see the code examples on one side and the explanations on the other.  The best thing about this book, is that it delves deeper into the Android platform that most.  This is the book that has helped me understand Android development better and has given me the tools and understanding to know where I want to be as a developer.  It truly is a great investment.
JamesTMcMahon More than 1 year ago
Murach's Android Programming is an excellent source for those that are looking to start work on that platform. It covers everything from app idea to publishing the app on Google Play. I rate this as a 5 start book. I love the format of the book with theory on the left page and the associated practical on the right. The examples are complete apps and build from one chapter to the next. I highly recommend this book for anybody looking to learn how to develop apps for the Android platform.