Java Programming for Android Developers For Dummies 1st Edition

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ISBN-10: 1118504380
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Learn to:

  • Create an Android program from start to finish
  • Master basic Java development concepts and techniques
  • Handle programming challenges
  • Assemble the pieces and debug your app

Android is everywhere! Cash in by learning to build Android apps with Java

Android runs more than half the smartphones in the US and more than 70 percent of those in Europe. And Java makes it go. Get in on the fun! In this book, you'll learn about the major ideas behind Java and Android software development, Java's basic building blocks, the big picture in object-oriented programming, and how to write Java programs on a Windows machine or a Mac.

  • My first Android app — follow the step-by-step instructions to create your first real, working application
  • About this Java thing — learn the basics of Java, how it works with Android, and all the tools you need
  • Classes and objects, oh my — explore object-oriented programming in Java, learn to work with Java classes in an Android app, and use events and callbacks
  • X-tending into XML — discover XML fundamentals and how they work with Android layouts
  • Testing, testing — download code to test fully functional Android apps or follow the instructions to create it on your own

Open the book and find:

  • Basic building blocks of Java
  • The difference between 32-bit and 64-bit systems
  • All about Java methods and types
  • Advice on decision-making structures and loops
  • How to design with Java interfaces
  • Case studies detailing a social app and a game
  • Tips for effectively deploying your app
  • Strategies for testing and marketing apps

About the Author

Barry Burd, PhD, is a professor of mathematics and computer science at Drew University. He leads training courses for professional programmers and has lectured at conferences in America, Europe, Australia, and Asia.


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Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ For Dummies; 1st edition (November 4, 2013)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 456 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1118504380
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1118504383
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 0.035 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 7.3 x 1 x 9.1 inches
  • Customer Reviews:
    3.9 out of 5 stars 44 ratings

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Dr. Barry Burd has an M.S. in Computer Science from Rutgers University, and a Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Illinois. As a teaching assistant in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, he was elected five times to the university-wide List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by their Students.

Since 1980, Dr. Burd has been a professor in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey. When he's not lecturing at Drew University, Dr. Burd leads training courses for professional programmers in business and industry. He has lectured at conferences in the United States, Europe, Australia, and Asia. He is the author of several articles and books, including Java For Dummies and Android Application Development All-in-One For Dummies, both published by Wiley Publishing, Inc.

Dr. Burd lives in Madison, New Jersey with his wife and two kids (both in their twenties, and mostly on their own). As an avid indoor enthusiast, Dr. Burd enjoys sleeping, talking, and eating.

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