Android Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide

Paperback | January 30, 2017

byBill Phillips, Chris Stewart

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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 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.

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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 apps combined with clear explanations of key concepts and APIs. This book focuses on practi...

Bill Phillips is a fellow and instructor at Big Nerd Ranch. He cowrote and taught the original Big Nerd Ranch Android Bootcamp, as well as the earlier editions of this book. Since then he has been teaching, writing blog posts, reading various kinds of literature, writing and playing music, and working on books. Chris Stewart is the ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:624 pages, 9.9 × 7 × 1.9 inPublished:January 30, 2017Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0134706056

ISBN - 13:9780134706054

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Table of Contents

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