Head First Android Development
What will you learn from this book? If you have an idea for a killer Android app, this book will help you build your first working application in a jiffy. You’ll learn hands-on how to structure your app, design interfaces, create a database, make your app work on various smartphones and tablets, and much more. It’s like having an experienced Android developer sitting right next to you! All you need is some Java know-how to get started. Why does this book look so different? Based on the latest research in cognitive science and learning theory, Head First Android Development uses a visually rich format to engage your mind, rather than a text-heavy approach that puts you to sleep. Why waste your time struggling with new concepts? This multi-sensory learning experience is designed for the way your brain really works.
Professional Android 4 Application Development
Developers, build mobile Android apps using Android 4 The fast-growing popularity of Android smartphones and tablets creates a huge opportunities for developers. If you're an experienced developer, you can start creating robust mobile Android apps right away with this professional guide to Android 4 application development. Written by one of Google's lead Android developer advocates, this practical book walks you through a series of hands-on projects that illustrate the features of the Android SDK. That includes all the new APIs introduced in Android 3 and 4, including building for tablets, using the Action Bar, Wi-Fi Direct, NFC Beam, and more. Shows experienced developers how to create mobile applications for Android smartphones and tablets Revised and expanded to cover all the Android SDK releases including Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), including all updated APIs, and the latest changes to the Android platform. Explains new and enhanced features such as drag and drop, fragments, the action bar, enhanced multitouch support, new environmental sensor support, major improvements to the animation framework, and a range of new communications techniques including NFC and Wi-Fi direct. Provides practical guidance on publishing and marketing your applications, best practices for user experience, and more This book helps you learn to master the design, lifecycle, and UI of an Android app through practical exercises, which you can then use as a basis for developing your own Android apps.
Java EE 7 Essentials
Get up to speed on the principal technologies in the Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 7, and learn how the latest version embraces HTML5, focuses on higher productivity, and provides functionality to meet enterprise demands. Written by Arun Gupta, a key member of the Java EE team, this book provides a chapter-by-chapter survey of several Java EE 7 specifications, including WebSockets, Batch Processing, RESTful Web Services, and Java Message Service. You’ll also get self-paced instructions for building an end-to-end application with many of the technologies described in the book, which will help you understand the design patterns vital to Java EE development. Understand the key components of the Java EE platform, with easy-to-understand explanations and extensive code samples Examine all the new components that have been added to Java EE 7 platform, such as WebSockets, JSON, Batch, and Concurrency Learn about RESTful Web Services, SOAP XML-based messaging protocol, and Java Message Service Explore Enterprise JavaBeans, Contexts and Dependency Injection, and the Java Persistence API Discover how different components were updated from Java EE 6 to Java EE 7
Expert Android Studio
Take your Android programming skills to the next level by unleashing the potential of Android Studio Expert Android Studio bridges the gap between your Android programing skills with the provided tools including Android Studio, NDK, Gradle and Plugins for IntelliJ Idea Platform. Packed with best practices and advanced tips and techniques on Android tools, development cycle, continuos integration, release management, testing, and performance, this book offers professional guidance to experienced developers who want to push the boundaries of the Android platform with the developer tools. You'll discover how to use the tools and techniques to unleash your true potential as a developer. Discover the basics of working in Android Studio and Gradle, as well as the application architecture of the latest Android platform Understand Native Development Kit and its integration with Android Studio Complete your development lifecycle with automated tests, dependency management, continuos integration and release management Writing your own Gradle plugins to customize build cycle Writing your own plugins for Android Studio to help your development tasks. Expert Android Studio is a tool for expert and experienced developers who want to learn how to make use of the tools while creating Android applications for use on mobile devices.
Pro Android C with the NDK
Android is one of the major players in the mobile phone market. Android is a mobile platform that is built on the top of Linux operating system. The native-code support on Android offers endless opportunities to application developers, not limited the functionality that is provided by Android framework. Pro Android C++ with the NDK is an advanced tutorial and professional reference for today's more sophisticated app developers now porting, developing or employing C++ and other native code to integrate into the Android platform to run sophisticated native apps and better performing apps in general. Using a game app case study, this book explores tools for troubleshooting, debugging, analyzing memory issues, unit testing, unit test code coverage, performance measurement, on native applications, as well as integrating the Android NDK toolchain into existing Autoconf, Makefile, CMake, or JAM based build systems. Pro Android C++ with the NDK also covers the following: · The Android platform, and getting up to speed with the Android NDK, and exploring the APIs that are provided in native space. An overview of Java Native Interface (JNI), and auto-generating JNI code through Simplified Wrapper and Interface Generator (SWIG). An introduction to Bionic API, native networking. native multithreading, and the C++ Standard Template Library (STL) support. Native graphics and sound using JNI Graphics, OpenGL ES, and OpenSL ES. Debugging and troubleshooting native applications using Logging, GNU Debugger (GDB), Eclipse Debugger, Valgrind, strace, and other tools. Profiling native code using GProf to identify performance bottlenecks, and NEON/SIMD optimization from an advanced perspective, with tips and recommendations.
Professional Java for Web Applications
The comprehensive Wrox guide for creating Java web applications for the enterprise This guide shows Java software developers and software engineers how to build complex web applications in an enterprise environment. You'll begin with an introduction to the Java Enterprise Edition and the basic web application, then set up a development application server environment, learn about the tools used in the development process, and explore numerous Java technologies and practices. The book covers industry-standard tools and technologies, specific technologies, and underlying programming concepts. Java is an essential programming language used worldwide for both Android app development and enterprise-level corporate solutions As a step-by-step guide or a general reference, this book provides an all-in-one Java development solution Explains Java Enterprise Edition 7 and the basic web application, how to set up a development application server environment, which tools are needed during the development process, and how to apply various Java technologies Covers new language features in Java 8, such as Lambda Expressions, and the new Java 8 Date & Time API introduced as part of JSR 310, replacing the legacy Date and Calendar APIs Demonstrates the new, fully-duplex WebSocket web connection technology and its support in Java EE 7, allowing the reader to create rich, truly interactive web applications that can push updated data to the client automatically Instructs the reader in the configuration and use of Log4j 2.0, Spring Framework 4 (including Spring Web MVC), Hibernate Validator, RabbitMQ, Hibernate ORM, Spring Data, Hibernate Search, and Spring Security Covers application logging, JSR 340 Servlet API 3.1, JSR 245 JavaServer Pages (JSP) 2.3 (including custom tag libraries), JSR 341 Expression Language 3.0, JSR 356 WebSocket API 1.0, JSR 303/349 Bean Validation 1.1, JSR 317/338 Java Persistence API (JPA) 2.1, full-text searching with JPA, RESTful and SOAP web services, Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMQP), and OAuth Professional Java for Web Applications is the complete Wrox guide for software developers who are familiar with Java and who are ready to build high-level enterprise Java web applications.
Growing Object Oriented Software Guided by Tests
Test-Driven Development (TDD) is now an established technique for delivering better software faster. TDD is based on a simple idea: Write tests for your code before you write the code itself. However, this "simple" idea takes skill and judgment to do well. Now there's a practical guide to TDD that takes you beyond the basic concepts. Drawing on a decade of experience building real-world systems, two TDD pioneers show how to let tests guide your development and “grow” software that is coherent, reliable, and maintainable. Steve Freeman and Nat Pryce describe the processes they use, the design principles they strive to achieve, and some of the tools that help them get the job done. Through an extended worked example, you’ll learn how TDD works at multiple levels, using tests to drive the features and the object-oriented structure of the code, and using Mock Objects to discover and then describe relationships between objects. Along the way, the book systematically addresses challenges that development teams encounter with TDD—from integrating TDD into your processes to testing your most difficult features. Coverage includes Implementing TDD effectively: getting started, and maintaining your momentum throughout the project Creating cleaner, more expressive, more sustainable code Using tests to stay relentlessly focused on sustaining quality Understanding how TDD, Mock Objects, and Object-Oriented Design come together in the context of a real software development project Using Mock Objects to guide object-oriented designs Succeeding where TDD is difficult: managing complex test data, and testing persistence and concurrency
The Busy Coder s Guide to Advanced Android Development
There are many Android programming guides that give you the basics. This book goes beyond simple apps into many areas of Android development that you simply will not find in competing books. Whether you want to add home screen app widgets to your arsenal, or create more complex maps, integrate multimedia features like the camera, integrate tightly with other applications, or integrate scripting languages, this book has you covered. Moreover, this book has over 50 pages of Honeycomb-specific material, from dynamic fragments, to integrating navigation into the action bar, to creating list-based app widgets. It also has a chapter on using NFC, the wireless technology behind Google Wallet and related services. This book is one in CommonsWare's growing series of Android related titles, including "The Busy Coder's Guide to Android Development," "Android Programming Tutorials," and the upcoming "Tuning Android Applications." Table of Contents WebView, Inside and Out Crafting Your Own Views More Fun With ListViews Creating Drawables Home Screen App Widgets Interactive Maps Creating Custom Dialogs and Preferences Advanced Fragments and the Action Bar Animating Widgets Using the Camera Playing Media Handling System Events Advanced Service Patterns Using System Settings and Services Content Provider Theory Content Provider Implementation Patterns The Contacts ContentProvider Searching with SearchManager Introspection and Integration Tapjacking Working with SMS More on the Manifest Device Configuration Push Notifications with C2DM NFC The Role of Scripting Languages The Scripting Layer for Android JVM Scripting Languages Reusable Components Testing Production
"Verdadera guía de aprendizaje, este libro se propone dirigir al lector en el desarrollo de aplicaciones Android para Smartphones y Tabletas táctiles. Está dirigido a aquellos desarrolladores que cuenten con un mínimo de conocimientos sobre programación orientada a objetos, el lenguaje Java y el entorno de desarrollo integrado Eclipse y cubre todas las versiones de Android, incluida la 3. El libro presenta el proceso completo de creación de aplicaciones, desde la preparación del entorno de desarrollo hasta la publicación de la aplicación, y describe una gran selección de funcionalidades provistas por el sistema Android. A lo largo de este libro descubrirá, en primer lugar, la plataforma Android, instalará el entorno de desarrollo y creará, sin esperar más, su primera aplicación Android. Estudiará, a continuación, cómo construir la interfaz de usuario y conocerá los componentes fundamentales de la aplicación como el Fragmento. A continuación, se presentarán la persistencia de los datos, la programación concurrente, la seguridad y la comunicación de red. Para poder publicar aplicaciones con la mayor calidad posible, descubrirá cómo agregar trazas y probar su aplicación. Por último, será guiado, paso a paso, para publicar sus aplicaciones a usuarios del mundo entero. La obra finaliza presentando la determinación de la localización geográfica, asuntos avanzados tales como la creación de AppWidget y la protección de aplicaciones de pago (LVL). Tras su lectura, será capaz de desarrollar y publicar aplicaciones nativas Android (en distintas versiones, hasta la versión 3 inclusive) para Smartphones y Tabletas táctiles. Por último, como complemento y para ilustrar de forma práctica el propósito de la obra, los proyectos completos y funcionales están disponibles para su descarga en el sitio web www.ediciones-eni.com. " -- ENI Ediciones.
Beginning Android 4 Application Development
Understand Android OS for both smartphone and tablet programming This fast-paced introduction to the newest release of Android OS gives aspiring mobile app developers what they need to know to program for today's hottest Android smartphones and tablets. Android 4 OS is, for the first time, a single solution for both smartphones and tablets, so if you master the information in this helpful guide, you'll be well on your way to successful development for both devices. From using activities and intents and creating rich user interfaces to working with SMS, messaging APIs, and the Android SDK, what you need is here. Provides clear instructions backed by real-world programming examples Begins with the basics and covers everything Android 4 developers need to know for both smartphones and tablets Explains how to customize activities and intents, create rich user interfaces, and manage data Helps you work with SMS and messaging APIs, the Android SDK, and using location-based services Details how to package and publish your applications to the Android Market Beginning Android 4 Application Development pares down the most essential steps you need to know so you can start creating Android applications today.