Android in Practice by Charlie Collins, Michael Galpin, Matthias Kaeppler

By Charlie Collins, Michael Galpin, Matthias Kaeppler

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Android in Practice is a treasure trove of Android goodness, with over ninety confirmed, ready-to-use recommendations together with entire end-to-end instance functions and useful guidance for actual global cellular program builders. Written by way of genuine global Android builders, this booklet addresses the trickiest questions raised in boards and mailing lists. utilizing an easy-to-follow problem/solution/discussion structure, it dives into vital subject matters no longer coated in different Android books, like complex drawing and portraits, trying out and instrumentation, construction and deploying purposes, and utilizing substitute languages.
About the Book
It's now not demanding to discover the data you want to construct your first Android app. Then what? in an effort to construct genuine apps, you will want a few how-to recommendation, and that's what this e-book is about.

Android in Practice is a wealthy resource of Android suggestions, methods, and most sensible practices, protecting over ninety smart and priceless recommendations that may make you a better Android developer. options are awarded in an easy-to-read problem/solution/discussion layout. The publication dives into very important themes like multitasking and prone, checking out and instrumentation, development and deploying functions, and utilizing replacement languages.
What's Inside* strategies protecting Android 1.x to 3.x
* Android for tablets
* operating with threads and concurrency
* checking out and building
* utilizing position expertise and GPS
* types and themes

And a lot more!

This publication calls for a operating wisdom of Java, yet no previous event with Android is assumed.

Source Code are available at https://code.google.com/p/android-in-​practice/
desk of Contents

* Introducing Android
* Android software fundamentals
* coping with lifecycle and state
* Getting the pixels perfect
* coping with heritage initiatives with Services
* Threads and concurrency
* Storing information locally
* Sharing info among apps
* HTTP networking and net services
* situation is everything
* attract the senses utilizing multimedia
* second and 3D drawing
* trying out and instrumentation
* construct management
* constructing for Android tablets

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When your application needs access to hardware sensors, network data, the state of Download from Wow! com> Hello Android! 9 interface elements, or many other things, it gets to that information through the application framework. 6. Beneath the application framework sits the software collectively referred to as the middleware. As the name suggests, middleware is software components that sit in between—in this case between the operating system and the applications/application framework. The middleware includes libraries for many functions (data storage, graphics rendering, web browsing, and so on) and it also contains a special subsection called the Dalvik runtime.

5 More capabilities with native libraries We’re now going to look at the system libraries bundled with the Android platform. Welcome to the world of C/C++ and native libraries! These libraries are also exposed to the Android SDK via JNI, and therefore you don’t have to deal with native code (unless you want to), but it’s important to understand the relationships. Well cover these libraries briefly, to describe the Android middle tier. Our intention is to give you an idea of what’s possible with Android by looking at some of the technologies that ship with it.

1 includes a description of the related online resources, and links to where they’re located. html The Android ADT plugin works in conjunction with Eclipse’s Java Development Tools (JDT). The fact that an Android application’s source code can be written in Java (the language) and Android development is supported by Eclipse isn’t an accident. Java has strong tooling support (like Eclipse) and a large active community of developers. Eclipse provides convenient Java development features such as syntax highlighting, code completion, error detection, build support, and an excellent debugger.

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