In this practical and comprehensive guide, author Martin Kleppmann helps you navigate this diverse landscape by examining the pros and cons of various technologies for processing and storing data. Software keeps changing, but the fundamental principles remain the same. With this book, software engineers and architects will learn how to apply those ideas in practice, and how to make full use of data in modern applications.Peer under the hood of the systems you already use, and learn how to use and operate them more effectivelyMake informed decisions by identifying the strengths and weaknesses of different toolsNavigate the trade-offs around consistency, scalability, fault tolerance, and complexityUnderstand the distributed systems research upon which modern databases are builtPeek behind the scenes of major online services, and learn from their architectures
Patterns of Enterprise Application Architecture is written in direct response to the stiff challenges that face enterprise application developers. The author, noted object-oriented designer Martin Fowler, noticed that despite changes in technology--from Smalltalk to CORBA to Java to .NET--the same basic design ideas can be adapted and applied to solve common problems. With the help of an expert group of contributors, Martin distills over forty recurring solutions into patterns. The result is an indispensable handbook of solutions that are applicable to any enterprise application platform.
This book is actually two books in one. The first section is a short tutorial on developing enterprise applications, which you can read from start to finish to understand the scope of the book's lessons. The next section, the bulk of the book, is a detailed reference to the patterns themselves. Each pattern provides usage and implementation information, as well as detailed code examples in Java or C#. The entire book is also richly illustrated with UML diagrams to further explain the concepts.
Armed with this book, you will have the knowledge necessary to make important architectural decisions about building an enterprise application and the proven patterns for use when building them.
The topics covered include
· Dividing an enterprise application into layers
· The major approaches to organizing business logic
· An in-depth treatment of mapping between objects and relational databases
· Using Model-View-Controller to organize a Web presentation
· Handling concurrency for data that spans multiple transactions
· Designing distributed object interfaces
Highlights of this new Fourth Edition includeExtensive new coverage: Android 5 (Lollipop), Android Studio, and Material Design; plus Android M early preview A laser focus on modern Android essentials, including activities, intents, resources, and background processing New Android 5 features for Android TV and Android Wear Complete Android Studio projects in nearly every chapter
Learn how to…Use the powerful new Android Studio development environment Build layouts that automatically display properly on any device Craft more dynamic, intuitive apps with Google’s new material design language Display the right information at the right time with ListViews and adapters Make apps more responsive with background processes Add sophisticated navigation with action toolbars and slide-out menus Integrate images and media into your apps Save data for your app and create public files that can be used by anyone Access the cloud to download and parse JSON data Use SQLite and content providers to create responsive, data-driven apps Create, update, and cancel notifications Start developing Android Wearable and TV apps Use Google Play Services to add location, mapping, and more Package and publish apps to Google Play and other markets
If you have ambitions to build an Android app, this hands-onguide gives you everything you need to dig into the developmentprocess and turn your great idea into a reality! In this newedition of Android App Development For Dummies, you'll findeasy-to-follow access to the latest programming techniques thattake advantage of the new features of the Android operating system.Plus, two programs are provided: a simple program to get youstarted and an intermediate program that uses more advanced aspectsof the Android platform.
Android mobile devices currently account for nearly 80% ofmobile phone market share worldwide, making it the best platform toreach the widest possible audience. With the help of this friendlyguide, developers of all stripes will quickly find out how toinstall the tools they need, design a good user interface, graspthe design differences between phone and tablet applications,handle user input, avoid common pitfalls, and turn a "meh" app intoone that garners applause.Create seriously cool apps for the latest Android smartphonesand tabletsAdapt your existing apps for use on an Android deviceStart working with programs and tools to create AndroidappsPublish your apps to the Google Play Store
Whether you're a new or veteran programmer, Android AppDevelopment For Dummies will have you up and running with theins and outs of the Android platform in no time.
Is your code easy to change? Can you get nearly instantaneous feedback when you do change it? Do you understand it? If the answer to any of these questions is no, you have legacy code, and it is draining time and money away from your development efforts.
In this book, Michael Feathers offers start-to-finish strategies for working more effectively with large, untested legacy code bases. This book draws on material Michael created for his renowned Object Mentor seminars: techniques Michael has used in mentoring to help hundreds of developers, technical managers, and testers bring their legacy systems under control.
The topics covered includeUnderstanding the mechanics of software change: adding features, fixing bugs, improving design, optimizing performance Getting legacy code into a test harness Writing tests that protect you against introducing new problems Techniques that can be used with any language or platform—with examples in Java, C++, C, and C# Accurately identifying where code changes need to be made Coping with legacy systems that aren't object-oriented Handling applications that don't seem to have any structure
This book also includes a catalog of twenty-four dependency-breaking techniques that help you work with program elements in isolation and make safer changes.
This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book.Android Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide, 3/e is an introductory Android book for programmers with Java experience.
Based on Big Nerd Ranch’s popular Android bootcamps, 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 4.4 (KitKat) through Android 7.0 (Nougat) and beyond.
Write and run code every step of the way, using Android Studio to create apps that integrate with other 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.
If you're a software developer, and you don't want to get alerts every night for the rest of your life, help is here. With a combination of case studies about huge losses - lost revenue, lost reputation, lost time, lost opportunity - and practical, down-to-earth advice that was all gained through painful experience, this book helps you avoid the pitfalls that cost companies millions of dollars in downtime and reputation. Eighty percent of project life-cycle cost is in production, yet few books address this topic.
This updated edition deals with the production of today's systems - larger, more complex, and heavily virtualized - and includes information on chaos engineering, the discipline of applying randomness and deliberate stress to reveal systematic problems. Build systems that survive the real world, avoid downtime, implement zero-downtime upgrades and continuous delivery, and make cloud-native applications resilient. Examine ways to architect, design, and build software - particularly distributed systems - that stands up to the typhoon winds of a flash mob, a Slashdotting, or a link on Reddit. Take a hard look at software that failed the test and find ways to make sure your software survives.
To skip the pain and get the experience...get this book.
If you're an aspiring or beginning programmer interested increating apps for the Android market—which grows in size anddownloads every day—this is your comprehensive, one-stopguide. Android Application Development All-in-One ForDummies covers the information you absolutely need to get starteddeveloping apps for Android. Inside, you'll quickly get up to speedon Android programming concepts and put your new knowledge to useto manage data, program cool phone features, refine yourapplications, navigate confidently around the Android nativedevelopment kit, and add important finishing touches to yourapps.
Covering the latest features and enhancements to the AndroidSoftware Developer's Kit, this friendly, hands-on guide walks youthrough Android programming basics, shares techniques fordeveloping great Android applications, reviews Android hardware,and much more.All programming examples, including the sample application, areavailable for download from the book's websiteInformation is carefully organized and presented in aneasy-to-follow format800+ pages of content make this an invaluable resource at anunbeatable priceWritten by an expert Java educator, Barry Burd, who authors thebestselling Java For Dummies
Go from Android newbie to master programmer in no time with thehelp of Android Application Development All-in-One ForDummies!
Throughout the book, the authors explain what's important and share their insights into the larger context of the iOS platform. You get a real understanding of how iOS development works, the many features that are available, and when and where to apply what you've learned.
Here are some of the topics covered: Xcode 5, Instruments, and Storyboards Building interfaces using the iOS 7 aesthetic ARC and strong and weak references Handling touch events and gestures Toolbars, navigation controllers, and split view controllers Using Auto Layout to scale user interfaces Using Dynamic Type to scale fonts Localization and Internationalization Block syntax and use Saving/loading data: Archiving and Core Data Core Location and Map Kit Communicating with web services using JSON Using the Model-View-Controller-Store design pattern
You’ll gain a strong foundation in the language, including best practices for testing, debugging, code reuse, and other development tips. This book also shows you how to use Python for applications in business, science, and the arts, using various Python tools and open source packages.Learn simple data types, and basic math and text operationsUse data-wrangling techniques with Python’s built-in data structuresExplore Python code structure, including the use of functionsWrite large programs in Python, with modules and packagesDive into objects, classes, and other object-oriented featuresExamine storage from flat files to relational databases and NoSQLUse Python to build web clients, servers, APIs, and servicesManage system tasks such as programs, processes, and threadsUnderstand the basics of concurrency and network programming
This book delivers all the up-to-date information, tested code, and best practices you need to create and market successful mobile apps with the latest versions of Android. Drawing on their extensive experience with mobile and wireless development, Lauren Darcey and Shane Conder cover every step: concept, design, coding, testing, packaging, and delivery. The authors introduce the Android platform, explain the principles of effective Android application design, and present today’s best practices for crafting effective user interfaces. Next, they offer detailed coverage of each key Android API, including data storage, networking, telephony, location-based services, multimedia, 3D graphics, and hardware.
Every chapter of this edition has been updated for the newest Android SDKs, tools, utilities, and hardware. All sample code has been overhauled and tested on leading devices from multiple companies, including HTC, Motorola, and ARCHOS. Many new examples have been added, including complete new applications. This new edition also adds
Nine new chapters covering web APIs, the Android NDK, extending application reach, managing users, data synchronization, backups, advanced user input, and more Greatly expanded coverage of Android manifest files, content providers, app design, and testing New coverage of hot topics like Bluetooth, gestures, voice recognition, App Widgets, live folders, live wallpapers, and global search Updated 3D graphics programming coverage reflecting OpenGL ES 2.0 An all-new chapter on tackling cross-device compatibility issues, from designing for the smallest phones to the big new tablets hitting the market Even more tips and tricks to help you design, develop, and test applications for different devices A new appendix full of Eclipse tips and tricks
This book is an indispensable resource for every member of the Android development team: software developers with all levels of mobile experience, team leaders and project managers, testers and QA specialists, software architects, and even marketers.
Programming Windows, Sixth Edition focuses on creating Windows 8 apps accessing the Windows Runtime with XAML and C#. The book also provides C++ code samples. The Sixth Edition is organized in two parts:
Part I, “Elementals,” begins with the interrelationship between code and XAML, basic event handling, dynamic layout, controls, templates, asynchronous processing, the application bar, control customization, and collections. You should emerge from Part I ready to create sophisticated page-oriented collection-based user interfaces using the powerful ListView and GridView controls.
Part II, “Specialties,” explores topics you might not need for every program but are essential to a well-rounded education in Windows 8. These include multitouch, bitmap graphics, interfacing with share and search facilities, printing, working with the sensors (GPS and orientation), text, obtaining input from the stylus (including handwriting recognition), accessing web services, calling Win32 and DirectX functions, and bringing your application to the Windows 8 app store.
As Android development has matured and grown increasingly competitive, developers have recognized the crucial importance of good design. With Material Design, Google introduced its most radical visual changes ever, and made effective design even more essential. Android 6 and the design support library continue to push mobile design forward.
In Android User Interface Design, Second Edition, leading Android developer and user experience (UX) advocate Ian G. Clifton shows how to combine exceptional usability and outstanding visual appeal. Clifton helps you build apps that new users can succeed with instantly: apps that leverage users’ previous experience previous experience, reflect platform conventions, and never test their patience.
You won’t need any design experience: Clifton walks you through the entire process, from wireframes and flowcharts to finished apps with polished animations and advanced compositing. You’ll find hands-on case studies and extensive downloadable sample code, including complete finished apps.
• Integrate Material Design into backward compatible Android 6 apps
• Understand views, the building blocks of Android user interfaces
• Make the most of wireframes and conceptual prototypes
• Apply user-centered design throughout
• Master the essentials of typography and iconography
• Use custom themes and styles for consistent visuals
• Handle inputs and scrolling
• Create beautiful transition animations
• Use advanced components like spans and image caches
• Work with the canvas, color filters, shaders, and image compositing
• Combine multiple views into efficient custom components
• Customize views to meet unique drawing or interaction requirements
• Maximize downloads by designing compelling app store assets
Step by step, this guide bridges the gap between Android developers and designers, so you can collaborate on world-class app designs...or do it all yourself!
“This well-presented, easy-to-grasp book gets to the heart of Android User Interface Design. Well worth the reading time!”
--Dr. Adam Porter, University of Maryland, Fraunhofer Center for Experimental Software Engineering
"Ian's grasp of Android is fantastic, and this book is a great read for any developer or designer. I've personally worked on 30+ Android applications, and I was learning new tips with every chapter."
--Cameron Banga, Lead Designer, 9magnets, LLC
This edition has been extensively updated to reflect the other Android 4.2.2 releases. You’ll find all-new chapters on advanced threading and UI development, in-app billing, push messages, and native development, plus new techniques for everything from accessing NFC hardware to using Google Cloud Messaging.
Proven modular recipes take you from the basics all the way to advanced services, helping you to make the most of the newest Android APIs and tools. The authors’ fully updated code samples are designed to serve as templates for your own projects and components. You’ll learn best-practice techniques for efficiently solving common problems and for avoiding pitfalls throughout the entire development lifecycle. Coverage includes
Organizing Android apps and integrating their activities Working efficiently with services, receivers, and alerts Managing threads, including advanced techniques using AsyncTasks and loaders Building robust, intuitive user interfaces Implementing advanced UI features, including Custom Views, animation, accessibility, and large screen support Capturing, playing, and manipulating media Interacting with SMS, websites, and social networks Storing data via SQLite and other methods Integrating in-app billing using Google Play services Managing push messaging with C2DM Leveraging new components and structures for native Android development Efficiently testing and debugging with Android’s latest tools and techniques, including LINT code analysis
The Android ™ Developer’s Cookbook, Second Edition, is all you need to jumpstart any Android project, and create high-value, feature-rich apps that sell.
Once you understand the theory behind dapps and what a thriving dapp ecosystem looks like, Raval shows you how to use existing tools to create a working dapp. You’ll then take a deep dive into the OpenBazaar decentralized market, and examine two case studies of successful dapps currently in use.Learn advances in distributed-system technology that make distributed data, wealth, identity, computing, and bandwidth possibleBuild a Twitter clone with the Go language, distributed architecture, decentralized messaging app, and peer-to-peer data storeLearn about OpenBazaar’s decentralized market and its structure for supporting transactionsExplore Lighthouse, a decentralized crowdfunding project that rivals sites such as Kickstarter and IndieGogoTake an in-depth look at La’Zooz, a P2P ridesharing app that transmits data directly between riders and drivers
Are you trying to start a career in programming, but haven't found the right way in? Do you have a great idea for an app, but don't know how to make it a reality? Or maybe you're just frustrated that “to learn Android, you must know java.” If so, Android Programming for Beginners is for you. You don't need any programming experience to follow along with this book, just a computer and a sense of adventure.What You Will LearnMaster the fundamentals of coding Java for AndroidInstall and set up your Android development environmentBuild functional user interfaces with the Android Studio visual designerAdd user interaction, data captures, sound, and animation to your appsManage your apps' data using the built-in Android SQLite databaseFind out about the design patterns used by professionals to make top-grade applicationsBuild, deploy, and publish real Android applications to the Google Play marketplaceIn Detail
Android is the most popular OS in the world. There are millions of devices accessing tens of thousands of applications. It is many people's entry point into the world of technology; it is an operating system for everyone. Despite this, the entry-fee to actually make Android applications is usually a computer science degree, or five years' worth of Java experience.
Android Programming for Beginners will be your companion to create Android applications from scratch—whether you're looking to start your programming career, make an application for work, be reintroduced to mobile development, or are just looking to program for fun. We will introduce you to all the fundamental concepts of programming in an Android context, from the Java basics to working with the Android API. All examples are created from within Android Studio, the official Android development environment that helps supercharge your application development process.
After this crash-course, we'll dive deeper into Android programming and you'll learn how to create applications with a professional-standard UI through fragments, make location-aware apps with Google Maps integration, and store your user's data with SQLite. In addition, you'll see how to make your apps multilingual, capture images from a device's camera, and work with graphics, sound, and animations too.
By the end of this book, you'll be ready to start building your own custom applications in Android and Java.Style and approach
With more than 40 mini apps to code and run, Android Programming for Beginners is a hands-on guide to learning Android and Java. Each example application demonstrates a different aspect of Android programming. Alongside these mini apps, we push your abilities by building three larger applications to demonstrate Android application development in context.
An outstanding practical reference for the newest Android APIs, this guide provides in-depth explanations of code utilizing key API features and includes downloadable sample apps for nearly every chapter. Together, they provide a solid foundation for any modern app project.
Throughout, the authors draw on decades of in-the-trenches experience as professional mobile developers to provide tips and best practices for highly efficient development. They show you how to break through traditional app boundaries with optional features, including the Android NDK, Google Analytics and Android Wear APIs, and Google Play Game Services.
New coverage in this edition includesIntegrating Google Cloud Messaging into your apps Utilizing the new Google location and Google Maps Android APIs Leveraging in-app billing from Google Play, as well as third-party providers Getting started with the Android Studio IDE Localizing language and using Google Play App Translation services Extending your app’s reach with Lockscreen widgets and DayDreams Leveraging improvements to Notification, Web, SMS, and other APIs
Annuzzi has released new source code samples for use with Android Studio. The code updates are posted to the associated blog site: http://advancedandroidbook.blogspot.com/
This title is an indispensable resource for intermediate- to advanced-level Java programmers who are now developing for Android, and for seasoned mobile developers who want to make the most of the new Android platform and hardware.
This revamped, newly titled edition is a complete update of Android™ Wireless Application Development, Volume II: Advanced Topics, Third Edition.
If you have an idea for a killer Android app, this fully revised and updated edition will help you build your first working application in a jiffy. You’ll learn hands-on how to structure your app, design flexible and interactive interfaces, run services in the background, make your app work on various smartphones and tablets, and much more. It’s like having an experienced Android developer sitting right next to you! All you need to get started is some Java know-how.
Why does this book look so different?
Based on the latest research in cognitive science and learning theory, Head First Android Development uses a visually rich format to engage your mind, rather than a text-heavy approach that puts you to sleep. Why waste your time struggling with new concepts? This multi-sensory learning experience is designed for the way your brain really works.
Authors Kelsey Hightower, Brendan Burns, and Joe Beda—who’ve worked on Kubernetes at Google and other organizatons—explain how this system fits into the lifecycle of a distributed application. You will learn how to use tools and APIs to automate scalable distributed systems, whether it is for online services, machine-learning applications, or a cluster of Raspberry Pi computers.Explore the distributed system challenges that Kubernetes addressesDive into containerized application development, using containers such as DockerCreate and run containers on Kubernetes, using the docker image format and container runtimeExplore specialized objects essential for running applications in productionReliably roll out new software versions without downtime or errorsGet examples of how to develop and deploy real-world applications in Kubernetes
What exactly is enterprise application integration (EAI)? Whatmakes this $300 million market so hot that it's expected to grow to$6.5 billion in the next two years? How do you apply it in the realworld? Whether you're an IT professional or systems architect,business manager or software developer, if you're looking into EAIas a solution for unifying applications and systems across theenterprise, then the answers are in this book.You'll find acomplete and unbiased survey of the different technologies,architectures, and approaches available for EAI implementations,including pros and cons, clear explanations of all concepts, andfirst-rate guidance on how to choose the best EAI strategy for yourcompany. The authors draw on their pioneering work with earlyimplementations to show you how to:Define your specific integration problem in a useful form thatenables a real solutionDevelop your own EAI architecture and ensure interoperabilityof legacy, stovepipe, COTS, client-server and modern technologyapplicationsChoose the best among messaging architecture, objectarchitecture, and transaction architectureWork with the best implementation technologies, includingMicrosoft's COM+, the OMG's CORBA, and Sun's EJBUtilize the proven Secure Application Integration Methodology(SAIM)
Wiley Tech Briefs
Focused on the needs of the corporate IT and business manager, theTech Briefs series provides in-depth information on a new oremerging technology, solutions, and vendor offerings available inthe marketplace. With their accessible approach, these books willhelp you get quickly up-to-speed on a topic so that you caneffectively compete, grow, and better serve your customers.
Scaling isn’t just about handling more users; it’s also about managing risk and ensuring availability. Author Lee Atchison provides basic techniques for building applications that can handle huge quantities of traffic, data, and demand without affecting the quality your customers expect.
In five parts, this book explores:Availability: learn techniques for building highly available applications, and for tracking and improving availability going forwardRisk management: identify, mitigate, and manage risks in your application, test your recovery/disaster plans, and build out systems that contain fewer risksServices and microservices: understand the value of services for building complicated applications that need to operate at higher scaleScaling applications: assign services to specific teams, label the criticalness of each service, and devise failure scenarios and recovery plansCloud services: understand the structure of cloud-based services, resource allocation, and service distribution
Explore production-readiness standards, including:Stability and Reliability: develop, deploy, introduce, and deprecate microservices; protect against dependency failuresScalability and Performance: learn essential components for achieving greater microservice efficiencyFault Tolerance and Catastrophe Preparedness: ensure availability by actively pushing microservices to fail in real timeMonitoring: learn how to monitor, log, and display key metrics; establish alerting and on-call proceduresDocumentation and Understanding: mitigate tradeoffs that come with microservice adoption, including organizational sprawl and technical debt
Intended primarily for courses in Computer Concepts and Office Applications, this text also provides practical content to current and aspiring industry professionals.
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After a general introduction to data science and process mining in Part I, Part II provides the basics of business process modeling and data mining necessary to understand the remainder of the book. Next, Part III focuses on process discovery as the most important process mining task, while Part IV moves beyond discovering the control flow of processes, highlighting conformance checking, and organizational and time perspectives. Part V offers a guide to successfully applying process mining in practice, including an introduction to the widely used open-source tool ProM and several commercial products. Lastly, Part VI takes a step back, reflecting on the material presented and the key open challenges.
Overall, this book provides a comprehensive overview of the state of the art in process mining. It is intended for business process analysts, business consultants, process managers, graduate students, and BPM researchers.
Reading the book and working the examples will leave you in a good position to build good-looking, highly-functional, web applications. Topics include: conditional formatting, user-customized reports, data entry forms, concurrency and lost updates, and updatable reports. Accompanying the book is a demo web application that illustrates each concept mentioned in the book. Specific attention is given in the book to the thought process involved in choosing and assembling APEX components and features to deliver a specific result. Understanding Oracle APEX 5 Application Development is the ideal book to take you from an understanding of the individual pieces of APEX to an understanding of how those pieces are assembled into polished applications.Teaches how to develop non-trivial APEX applications.Provides deep understanding of APEX functionality.Shows the techniques needed for customization.
As the dominant mobile platform today, the Android OS is a powerful and flexible platform for mobile device. The new Android 7 release (New York Cheesecake) boasts significant new features and enhancements for both smartphone and tablet applications. This step-by-step resource takes a hands-on approach to teaching you how to create Android applications for the latest OS and the newest devices, including both smartphones and tablets.Shows you how to install, get started with, and use Android Studio 2 - the simplest Android developer tool ever for beginnersAddresses how to display notifications, create rich user interfaces, and use activities and intentsReviews mastering views and menus and managing dataDiscusses working with SMS Looks at packaging and publishing applications to the Android market
Beginning Android Programming with Android Studio starts with the basics and goes on to provide you with everything you need to know to begin to successfully develop your own Android applications.
If you are new to Android development and want to take a hands-on approach to learning the framework, or if you are an experienced developer in need of clear working code to solve the many challenges in Android development, you can benefit from this book. Either way, this is a resource you'll want to keep at your desk for a quick reference to solve new problems as you tackle more challenging projects.What You Will LearnAlong with Marshmallow, get hands-on working with Google's new Android Studio IDEDevelop applications using the latest Android framework while maintaining backward-compatibility with the support libraryMaster Android programming best practices from the recipesCreate exciting and engaging applications using knowledge gained from recipes on graphics, animations, and multimediaWork through succinct steps on specifics that will help you complete your project fasterKeep your app responsive (and prevent ANRs) with examples on the AsynchTask classUtilize Google Speech Recognition APIs for your app.Make use of Google Cloud Messaging (GCM) to create Push Notifications for your usersGet a better understanding of the Android framework through detailed explanationsIn Detail
The Android OS has the largest installation base of any operating system in the world; there has never been a better time to learn Android development to write your own applications, or to make your own contributions to the open source community!
This “cookbook” will make it easy for you to jump to a topic of interest and get what you need to implement the feature in your own application. If you are new to Android and learn best by “doing,” then this book will provide many topics of interest.
Starting with the basics of Android development, we move on to more advanced concepts, and we'll guide you through common tasks developers struggle to solve. The first few chapters cover the basics including Activities, Layouts, Widgets, and the Menu. From there, we cover fragments and data storage (including SQLite), device sensors, the camera, and GPS. Then we move on more advanced topics such as graphics and animation (including OpenGL), multi-threading with AsyncTask, and Internet functionality with Volley. We'll also demonstrate Google Maps and Google Cloud Messaging (also known as Push Notifications) using the Google API Library.
Finally, we'll take a look at several online services designed especially for Android development. Take your application big-time with full Internet web services without having to become a server admin by leveraging the power of Backend as a Service (BaaS) providers.Style and approach
This book progresses from the fundamentals of Android Development to more advanced concepts, with recipes to solve the most common problems faced by developers. This cookbook makes it easy to jump to specific topics of interest, where you'll find simple steps to implement the solution and get a clear explanation of how it works.
With Beginning Android 3, you’ll learn how to develop applications for Android 3 mobile devices using simple examples that are ready to run with your copy of the software development kit. Author, Android columnist, developer, and community advocate Mark L. Murphy will show you what you need to know to get started programming Android applications, including how to craft graphical user interfaces, use GPS, multi-touch, multi-tasking, and access web services.
In Writing Effective Use Cases, object technology expert Alistair Cockburn presents an up-to-date, practical guide to use case writing. The author borrows from his extensive experience in this realm, and expands on the classic treatments of use cases to provide software developers with a "nuts-and-bolts" tutorial for writing use cases. The book thoroughly covers introductory, intermediate, and advanced concepts, and is, therefore, appropriate for all knowledge levels. Illustrative writing examples of both good and bad use cases reinforce the author's instructions. In addition, the book contains helpful learning exercises--with answers--to illuminate the most important points.
Highlights of the book include:A thorough discussion of the key elements of use cases--actors, stakeholders, design scope, scenarios, and more A use case style guide with action steps and suggested formats An extensive list of time-saving use case writing tips A helpful presentation of use case templates, with commentary on when and where they should be employed A proven methodology for taking advantage of use cases
With this book as your guide, you will learn the essential elements of use case writing, improve your use case writing skills, and be well on your way to employing use cases effectively for your next development project.
In a time when consumer electronics are becoming smaller and seamlessly integrated into our lives, it is important to understand how technology can improve and augment your lifestyle. Wearables are in a sense the most organic and natural interface we can design, yet there is still doubt about how quickly wearable technologies will become the cultural norm. Furthermore, skills that have become less valuable over the years, such as sewing, are making a return with the wearables movement.Gives a better understanding of wearable technology and how it has evolvedTeaches basic skills and techniques to familiarize you with the tools and materialsShowcases breakthrough designs and discoveries that impact our everyday interactionsWhat You'll LearnLearn the history of how technology in fashion has evolved over timeDiscover interesting materials and fabrics for use in wearable technologyGlimpse new tools for designing wearable technology and fashionRediscover sewing and related skills that every wearables enthusiast should learnLearn how new techniques in textile manufacturing could disrupt the fashion industryUnderstand and respond to the cultural and societal developments around wearablesWho This Book Is For
The curious designer, engineer, or creative who is looking for insight into the world of fashion technology. It is for someone who wants to start exploring wearables with basic projects and dig deeper into the methods and tools of an expert. Crafting Wearables is intended to impart comprehensive general knowledge of the state of wearables in different industries while providing a well-curated list of example projects and resources by which to begin your personal journey into e-textiles. It is a wonderful read for those who are looking to expand their understanding of fashion and technology from both a hands-on and research-based perspective.
Fashion tech can require skills in design, pattern-making, sewing, electronics, and maybe 3D printing. Besides the tech skills, making a good costume or accessory also requires knowledge of the intangibles of what makes a good costume. This book is a collaboration between two technologists and a veteran teacher, costumer, and choreographer. Regardless of whether you are coming at this from the theater costuming, sewing, or electronics side, the authors will help you get started with the other skills you need.
More than just a book of projects (although it has those too), Practical Fashion Tech teaches why things are done a certain way to impart the authors’ collective wealth of experience. Whether you need a book for a wearable tech class or you just want to get started making fantastic costumes and wearables on your own, Practical Fashion Tech will get you there.
What you will learn:The fundamentals of both the sewing and the technology aspects of wearable tech for fashion
How to make a memorable costume that reacts to its wearer or environment
Ideas for using this book as a textbook
Who this is for:
Electronics enthusiasts, hipsters, costume designers, teachers, and students who want to learn how to make fashion or cosplay wearables. Cosplay fans wanting to incorporate sensors and more into their costumes.
As the Android operating system continues to increase its shareof the smartphone market, smartphone hacking remains a growingthreat. Written by experts who rank among the world's foremostAndroid security researchers, this book presents vulnerabilitydiscovery, analysis, and exploitation tools for the good guys.Following a detailed explanation of how the Android OS works andits overall security architecture, the authors examine howvulnerabilities can be discovered and exploits developed forvarious system components, preparing you to defend againstthem.
If you are a mobile device administrator, security researcher,Android app developer, or consultant responsible for evaluatingAndroid security, you will find this guide is essential to yourtoolbox.A crack team of leading Android security researchers explainAndroid security risks, security design and architecture, rooting,fuzz testing, and vulnerability analysisCovers Android application building blocks and security as wellas debugging and auditing Android appsPrepares mobile device administrators, security researchers,Android app developers, and security consultants to defend Androidsystems against attackAndroid Hacker's Handbook is the first comprehensiveresource for IT professionals charged with smartphonesecurity.
While analysts hotly debate the advantages and risks of cloud computing, IT staff and programmers are left to determine whether and how to put their applications into these virtualized services. Cloud Application Architectures provides answers -- and critical guidance -- on issues of cost, availability, performance, scaling, privacy, and security.
With Cloud Application Architectures, you will:
Understand the differences between traditional deployment and cloud computingDetermine whether moving existing applications to the cloud makes technical and business senseAnalyze and compare the long-term costs of cloud services, traditional hosting, and owning dedicated serversLearn how to build a transactional web application for the cloud or migrate one to itUnderstand how the cloud helps you better prepare for disaster recoveryChange your perspective on application scaling
To provide realistic examples of the book's principles in action, the author delves into some of the choices and operations available on Amazon Web Services, and includes high-level summaries of several of the other services available on the market today.
Cloud Application Architectures provides best practices that apply to every available cloud service. Learn how to make the transition to the cloud and prepare your web applications to succeed.
Creating applications for the myriad versions and varieties ofmobile phone platforms on the market can be daunting to even themost seasoned developer. This authoritative guide is written insuch as way that it takes your existing skills and experience anduses that background as a solid foundation for developingapplications that cross over between platforms, thereby freeing youfrom having to learn a new platform from scratch each time. Conciseexplanations walk you through the tools and patterns for developingfor all the mobile platforms while detailed steps walk you throughsetting up your development environment for each platform.Covers all the major options from native development to webapplication developmentDiscusses major third party platform development accelerationtools, such as Appcelerator and PhoneGapZeroes in on topics such as developing applications forAndroid, IOS, Windows Phone 7, and Blackberry
Professional Mobile Cross Platform Development shows youhow to best exploit the growth in mobile platforms, with a minimumof hassle.
Strategic Pervasive Computing Applications: Emerging Trends combines the views and opinions of leading experts and practitioners in the field of pervasive computing technologies and infrastructure, considering trends and developments in pervasive applications. This innovative publication provides a significant reference source for professionals, managers, risk assessment practitioners, policy makers, and academicians throughout the world.
Oracle Application Express is widely known in the Oracle community as a great tool for creating web applications suitable for desktop browsers. Features have now been added to open up the world of mobile browsing, bringing the simplicity and expressiveness of Appliction Express to bear in developing applications to run with an almost-native look and feel on platforms such as iOS, Android, and Windows Phone.
Oracle Application Express for Mobile Web Applications helps you translate your knowledge of Oracle Application Express into developing for mobile devices. The book and its running example provide all the knowledge you need to create professional looking mobile web applications.Takes you through building a mobile web application from start to finish. Gives insight into the components necessary for a professional looking mobile application. Helps you become an even better and more all-round Oracle Application Express developer.
Web Application Design Handbook describes the essential widgets and development tools that will the lead to the right design solutions for your Web application. Written by designers who have made significant contributions to Web-based application design, it delivers a thorough treatment of the subject for many different kinds of applications, and provides quick reference for designers looking for some fast design solutions and opportunities to enhance the Web application experience. This book adds flavor to the standard Web design genre by juxtaposing Web design with programming for the Web and covers design solutions and concepts, such as intelligent generalization, to help software teams successfully switch from one interface to another.
* The first interaction design book that focuses exclusively on Web applications.
* Full-color figures throughout the book.
* Serves as a "cheat sheet" or "fake book" for designers: a handy reference for standards, rules of thumb, and tricks of the trade.
* Applicable to new Web-based applications and for porting existing desktop applications to Web browsers.
The microservices architectural style promotes the development of complex applications as a suite of small services based on business capabilities. This book will help you identify the appropriate service boundaries within your business. We'll start by looking at what microservices are and their main characteristics.
Moving forward, you will be introduced to real-life application scenarios; after assessing the current issues, we will begin the journey of transforming this application by splitting it into a suite of microservices using C# 7.0 with .NET Core 2.0. You will identify service boundaries, split the application into multiple microservices, and define service contracts. You will find out how to configure, deploy, and monitor microservices, and configure scaling to allow the application to quickly adapt to increased demand in the future.
With an introduction to reactive microservices, you’ll strategically gain further value to keep your code base simple, focusing on what is more important rather than on messy asynchronous calls.What you will learn Get acquainted with Microsoft Azure Service Fabric Compare microservices with monolithic applications and SOA Learn Docker and Azure API management Define a service interface and implement APIs using ASP.NET Core 2.0 Integrate services using a synchronous approach via RESTful APIs with ASP.NET Core 2.0 Implement microservices security using Azure Active Directory, OpenID Connect, and OAuth 2.0 Understand the operation and scaling of microservices in .NET Core 2.0 Understand the key features of reactive microservices and implement them using reactive extensionsWho this book is for
This book is for .NET Core developers who want to learn and understand the microservices architecture and implement it in their .NET Core applications. It’s ideal for developers who are completely new to microservices or just have a theoretical understanding of this architectural approach and want to gain a practical perspective in order to better manage application complexities.
This fast-paced introduction to the newest release of Android OSgives aspiring mobile app developers what they need to know toprogram for today's hottest Android smartphones and tablets.Android 4 OS is, for the first time, a single solution for bothsmartphones and tablets, so if you master the information in thishelpful guide, you'll be well on your way to successful developmentfor both devices. From using activities and intents and creatingrich user interfaces to working with SMS, messaging APIs, and theAndroid SDK, what you need is here.Provides clear instructions backed by real-world programmingexamplesBegins with the basics and covers everything Android 4developers need to know for both smartphones and tabletsExplains how to customize activities and intents, create richuser interfaces, and manage dataHelps you work with SMS and messaging APIs, the Android SDK,and using location-based servicesDetails how to package and publish your applications to theAndroid Market
Beginning Android 4 Application Development pares downthe most essential steps you need to know so you can start creatingAndroid applications today.
Finally, the last support process concerns the management of commercial tools, the creation of a specific tools, and therefore the qualification of tools, which is based on their impact on the final software.Explains configuration management, management of anomalies, skills management, and quality controlDiscusses the major topics of skill management, data preparation, requirement management, software verification, and software validationPresents tactics for the management of commercial tools and the creation of a specific tool which is based on their impact on the final software
Learn how to leverage Xamarin.Forms for cross-platform development using the most common UI pages, layouts, views, controls, and design patterns. Combine these with platform-specific UI to craft a visually stunning and highly interactive mobile user experience.
Use Xamarin.Forms to data bind your UI to both data models and to view models for a Model-View-ViewModel (MVVM) implementation. Use this book to answer the important question: Is Xamarin.Forms right for my project?
Platform-specific UI is a key concept in cross-platform development, and Xamarin.Android and Xamarin.iOS are the foundation of the Xamarin platform. Xamarin Mobile Application Development will cover how to build an Android app using Xamarin.Android and an iOS app using Xamarin.iOS while sharing a core code library.
SQLite is the database-of-choice for many Xamarin developers. This book will explain local data access techniques using SQLite.NET and ADO.NET. Build a mobile data access layer (DAL) using SQLite and weigh your options for web services and enterprise cloud data solutions.
This book will show how organize your Xamarin code into a professional-grade application architecture. Explore solution-building techniques from starter-to-enterprise to help you decouple your functional layers, manage your platform-specific code, and share your cross-platform classes for code reuse, testability, and maintainability.
Also included are 250+ screenshots on iOS, Android, and Windows Phone and 200+ C# code examples with downloadable C# and XAML versions available from Apress.com.
This comprehensive recipe and reference book addresses one of the most important and vexing problems in the software industry today: How do we effectively design and develop cross-platform mobile applications?
If you are a ServiceNow administrator and developer and need to build and customize your service management solution (apps and workflows) with ServiceNow, then this book is for you.What You Will LearnCustomize the ServiceNow dashboard to meet your business requirementsUse Administration and Security Controls to add roles and ensure proper accessManage tables and columns using data dictionariesLearn how application scopes are defined within ServiceNowConfigure different types of table to design your applicationStart using the different types of scripting options available in ServiceNowDesign and create workflows for task tablesUse debugging techniques available in ServiceNow to easily resolve script-related issuesRun scripts at regular time intervals using the Scheduled Script Execution moduleIn Detail
ServiceNow provides service management for every department in the enterprise, including IT, Human Resources, Facilities, Field Service, and more.
This book focuses on all the steps required to develop apps and workflows for any of your business requirements using ServiceNow. You will start with the first module, which covers the basics of ServiceNow and how applications are structured; how you can customize the dashboard as required; and also how to create users. After you get used to the dashboard, you will move on to the next module, Applications and Tables, where you will learn about working with different tables and how you can create a scope other than the global scope for your application. The next module is Scripting and APIs, where you will learn Scripting in ServiceNow and use powerful APIs to develop applications. The final module, Administration Essentials, covers debugging, advanced database features, and scheduled script creation.
By the end of the book you will have mastered creating organized and customer-friendly applicationsStyle and approach
A step-by-step tutorial to designing applications and workflows with ServiceNow
Learn Java for Web Development teaches web developers who are new to Java key skills, Java-based languages, and frameworks to build simple or complex web sites and applications. As soon as you pick up this book, Vishal Layka's experience guides you on a very practical learning and building journey.
You will learn the Java nuts and bolts necessary to build a simple "HelloWorld" Java (native) application, as well as a "HelloWorld" Java-based web application example that utilizes servlets and Java Server Pages (JSPs). Over the course of the book, you'll learn more about servlets and JSPs and delve into Java Server Faces (JSFs) and the expression language found in each of these by applying them in a real-world case study—a book store e-commerce application. Then you’ll build your web application using Apache Struts2 and the Spring MVC framework.
The book concludes by exploring the web application that you've built and examining industry best practices and how these might fit with your application, as well as covering alternative Java Web frameworks like Groovy/Grails and Scala/Play 2. You also can explore the basics of Java, Groovy, and Scala in the book’s appendices.
While reading this book, you'll see all this in action and you can use it as a starting point for further Java web development. Study and experiment with the many source code examples, and later apply them to your own web application building endeavors and 2:00 AM challenges.
Author Moises Macero follows a very pragmatic approach to explain the benefits of using this type of software architecture, instead of keeping you distracted with theoretical concepts. He covers some of the state-of-the-art techniques in computer programming, from a practical point of view. You’ll focus on what's important, starting with the minimum viable product but keeping the flexibility to evolve it.
What You'll LearnBuild microservices with Spring Boot
Use event-driven architecture and messaging with RabbitMQ
Create RESTful services with Spring
Master service discovery with Eureka and load balancing with Ribbon
Route requests with Zuul as your API gateway
Write end-to-end rests for an event-driven architecture using Cucumber
Carry out continuous integration and deployment
Who This Book Is For
Those with at least some prior experience with Java programming. Some prior exposure to Spring Boot recommended but not required.
Introduction to Android ™ Application Development, Fifth Edition , is the most useful real-world guide to building robust, commercial-grade Android apps with the new Android 6 SDK, Android Studio, and latest development best practices. Bigger, better, and more comprehensive than ever, this book covers everything you need to start developing professional apps for modern Android devices. If you’re serious about Android development, this guide will prepare you to build virtually any app you can imagine!
Three well-respected experts guide you through setting up your development environment, designing user interfaces, developing for diverse devices, and optimizing your entire app-development process. Up-to-date code listings support in-depth explanations of key API features, and many chapters contain multiple sample apps.
This fifth edition adds brand-new chapters on material design, styling applications, design patterns, and querying with SQLite. You’ll find a treasure trove of Android Studio tips, plus a brand-new appendix on the Gradle build system. This edition also offersUpdated coverage of the latest Android 5.1 and 6 APIs, tools, utilities, and best practices New coverage of the Android 6.0 permission model Powerful techniques for integrating material design into your apps An all-new chapter on using styles and reusing common UI components Extensive new coverage of app design, architecture, and backward compatibility A full chapter on using SQLite with persistent database-backed app data Revised quiz questions and exercises to test your knowledge
Download this book’s source code at informit.com/title/9780134389455 or introductiontoandroid.blogspot.com.
With this book, you will:Learn new ES6 syntax that eases the pain points of common programming idiomsOrganize code with iterators, generators, modules, and classesExpress async flow control with Promises combined with generatorsUse collections to work more efficiently with data in structured waysLeverage new API helpers, including Array, Object, Math, Number, and StringExtend your program’s capabilities through meta programmingPreview features likely coming to JS beyond ES6
In just 24 sessions of one hour each, learn how to build powerful applications for today’s hottest handheld devices: the iPhone and iPad! Using this book’s straightforward, step-by-step approach, you’ll master every skill and technology you need, from setting up your iOS development environment to building great user interfaces, sensing motion to writing multitasking applications. Each lesson builds on what you’ve already learned, giving you a rock-solid foundation for real-world success!
Step-by-step instructions carefully walk you through the most common iOS development tasks.
Quizzes and Exercises help you test your knowledge.
Notes present interesting information related to the discussion.
Tips show you easier ways to perform tasks.
Cautions alert you to possible problems and give you advice on how to avoid them.
Printed in full color—figures and code appear as they do in Xcode 7.x
• Learn to navigate the Xcode 7.x development environment and install apps on your iDevice
• Get started quickly with Apple’s Open Source language: Swift 2.0
• Test code and application logic using the iOS Playground
• Understand the Model-View-Controller (MVC) development pattern
• Visually design and code interfaces using Xcode Storyboards, Segues, Exits, Image Slicing, and the iOS Object Library
• Use Auto Layout and Size Classes to adapt to different screen sizes and orientations
• Build advanced UIs with Tables, Split Views, Navigation Controllers, and more
• Read and write preferences and data, and create System Settings plug-ins
• Use iOS media playback and recording capabilities
• Take photos and manipulate graphics with Core Image
• Sense motion, orientation, and location with the accelerometer, gyroscope, and GPS
• Use 3D touch to add Peek, Pop, and Quick Actions to your apps
• Integrate online services using Twitter, Facebook, Email, Web Views, and Apple Maps
• Create universal applications that run on both the iPhone and iPad
• Write background-aware multitasking applications
• Trace, debug, and monitor applications as they run
• Additional files and updates available online
Computer Applications in Sustainable Forest Management presents state-of-the-art computer applications in a variety of specialty areas of forestry, including inventory, remote sensing, information management, modelling and visualization, biometrics, forest and harvest planning, bioeconomics and marketing, and decision science for management. This book emphasizes integration, or collaborative use, of computer technologies across different disciplines through interdisciplinary research and development in North America, China, and Europe. It also offers important new insights on how to continue advancing computational technologies in forest management to better achieve the basic goal of sustainable forest management.
This book will be a valuable technical resource for resource managers, planners, administrators, researchers, educators, graduate students, and senior undergraduate students in the field of forestry. Case studies demonstrate integration of, or collaboration among, multiple computer applications for sustainable forest management.