Android Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide, 3rd Edition

Book Description

Android Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide 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 combined with clear explanations of key concepts and APIs. This book focuses on practical techniques for developing 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.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Your First Android Application
Chapter 2. Android and Model-View-Controller
Chapter 3. The Activity Lifecycle
Chapter 4. Debugging Android Apps
Chapter 5. Your Second Activity
Chapter 6. Android Versions and Compatibility
Chapter 7. UI Fragments and the Fragment
Chapter 8. Displaying Lists with RecyclerView
Chapter 9. Creating User Interfaces with Layouts and Widgets
Chapter 10. Using Fragment Arguments
Chapter 11. Using ViewPager
Chapter 12. Dialogs
Chapter 13. The Toolbar
Chapter 14. SQLite
Chapter 15. Implicit Intents
Chapter 16. Taking Pictures with Intents
Chapter 17. Two-Pane Master-Detail Interfaces
Chapter 18. Localization
Chapter 19. Accessibility
Chapter 20. Data Binding and MVVM
Chapter 21. Unit Testing and Playback
Chapter 22. Styles and Themes
Chapter 23. XML Drawables
Chapter 24. More About Intents and Tasks
Chapter 25. HTTP and Background Tasks
Chapter 26. Loopers, Handlers, and HandlerThread
Chapter 27.
Chapter 28. Background Services
Chapter 29. Broadcast Intents
Chapter 30. Browsing the Web and WebView
Chapter 31. Custom Views and Touch Events
Chapter 32. Property Animation
Chapter 33. Locations and Play Services
Chapter 34. Maps
Chapter 35. Material Design
Chapter 36. Afterword

Book Details

  • Title: Android Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide, 3rd Edition
  • Author: ,
  • Length: 624 pages
  • Edition: 3
  • Language: English
  • Publisher:
  • Publication Date: 2017-02-09
  • ISBN-10: 0134706056
  • ISBN-13: 9780134706054
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