By reading this definitive tutorial and reference, you'll gain the knowledge and experience to create stunning, cutting-edge Android apps that can make you money, while keeping you agile enough to respond to changes in the future.
In Expert Android, you’ll learn to:
Borrow, reuse, or build custom Android UI components Create 3D experiences using OpenGL ES 2.0 Write collaborative applications in the Parse cloud and communicate with your app user community through Parse Push Technology Reduce the time-to-market while creating rock solid apps for multiple devices
Whether you are an individual or enterprise developer, in Expert Android you’ll find the advanced techniques and practices to take your mobile apps to the next level. Regardless of the Android release, this book serves as your definitive, capstone reference for your Apress Android experience.
You won’t find any technical jargon, bloated samples, drawn out history lessons, or witty stories in this book. What you will find is a software development kit and APIs reference that is concise, to the point and highly accessible. The book is packed with useful information and is a must-have for any mobile or Android app developer or programmer.
In the Android Quick APIs Reference, you will find a concise reference to the Android SDK and its APIs using the official Android Studio IDE. This reference is small and handy and ideal for taking with you to your appointments with your clients.
Author Anders Goransson demonstrates the advantages and disadvantages of each technique, with sample code and detailed explanations for using it efficiently. The first part of the book describes the building blocks of asynchronous processing, and the second part covers Android libraries and constructs for developing fast, responsive, and well-structured apps.Understand multithreading basics in Java and on the Android platformLearn how threads communicate within and between processesUse strategies to reduce the risk of memory leaksManage the lifecycle of a basic threadRun tasks sequentially in the background with HandlerThreadUse Java’s Executor Framework to control or cancel threadsHandle background task execution with AsyncTask and IntentServiceAccess content providers with AsyncQueryHandlerUse loaders to update the UI with new data
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.
After reading and using this book, which is based on material from the best-selling Pro Android, you'll be an Android UI savant. At the very least, your apps' user interfaces and event handling will be more competitive and better performing, especially for tablet-optimized UIs and events.
On the eighteenth day out from Sydney, we were cruising under the lee of Erromanga—of course you know Erromanga, an isolated island between the New Hebrides and the Loyalty group—when suddenly our dusky Polynesian boy, Nassaline, who was at the masthead on the lookout, gave a surprised cry of "Boat ahoy!" and pointed with his skinny black finger to a dark dot away southward on the horizon, in the direction of Fiji.
I strained my eyes and saw—well, a barrel or something. For myself, I should never have [pg 10] made out it was a boat at all, being somewhat slow of vision at great distances; but, bless your heart! these Kanaka lads have eyes like hawks for pouncing down upon a canoe or a sail no bigger than a speck afar off; so when Nassaline called out confidently, "Boat ahoy!" in his broken English, I took out my binocular, and focused it full on the spot towards which the skinny black finger pointed. Probably, thought I to myself, a party of natives, painted red, on the war-trail against their enemies in some neighboring island; or perhaps a "labor vessel," doing a veiled slave-trade in "indentured apprentices" for New Caledonia or the Queensland planters.
To my great surprise, however, I found out, when I got my glasses fixed full upon it, it was neither of these, but an open English row-boat, apparently, making signs of distress, and alone in the midst of the wide Pacific.