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Android Programming for Beginners by John Horton

By John Horton

Learn all of the Java and Android talents you want to commence making robust cellular applications

About This Book

  • Kick-start your Android programming occupation, or simply rejoice publishing apps to the Google Play marketplace
  • A first-principles advent to Java, through Android, this means that one could begin development your personal functions from scratch
  • Learn through instance and construct 3 real-world apps and over forty mini apps through the book

Who This booklet Is For

Are you attempting to begin a occupation in programming, yet have not discovered definitely the right approach in? Do you've got an exceptional proposal for an app, yet do not know how you can make it a truth? or perhaps you are simply pissed off that “to examine Android, you want to understand java.” if that is so, Android Programming for newcomers is for you. you do not need any programming adventure to keep on with in addition to this e-book, only a laptop and a feeling of adventure.

What you are going to Learn

  • Master the basics of coding Java for Android
  • Install and manage your Android improvement environment
  • Build sensible person interfaces with the Android Studio visible designer
  • Add consumer interplay, info captures, sound, and animation on your apps
  • Manage your apps' facts utilizing the integrated Android SQLite database
  • Find out in regards to the layout styles utilized by pros to make top-grade applications
  • Build, install, and put up genuine Android functions to the Google Play marketplace

In Detail

Android is the most well-liked OS on the earth. there are literally thousands of units gaining access to tens of millions of purposes. it really is many people's access aspect into the area of expertise; it really is an working procedure for everybody. regardless of this, the entry-fee to truly make Android functions generally is a machine technology measure, or 5 years' worthy of Java experience.

Android Programming for novices may be your significant other to create Android purposes from scratch―whether you are looking to begin your programming profession, make an program for paintings, be reintroduced to cellular improvement, or are only seeking to software for enjoyable. we'll introduce you to the entire primary thoughts of programming in an Android context, from the Java fundamentals to operating with the Android API. All examples are made out of inside Android Studio, the legitimate Android improvement atmosphere that is helping supercharge your program improvement process.

After this crash-course, we are going to dive deeper into Android programming and you can create functions with a professional-standard UI via fragments, make location-aware apps with Google Maps integration, and shop your user's info with SQLite. moreover, you will see the way to make your apps multilingual, catch pictures from a device's digicam, and paintings with snap shots, sound, and animations too.

By the tip of this ebook, you will be able to commence construction your personal customized functions in Android and Java.

Style and approach

With greater than forty mini apps to code and run, Android Programming for novices is a hands-on consultant to studying Android and Java. each one instance program demonstrates a unique element of Android programming. along those mini apps, we push your skills through construction 3 better functions to illustrate Android software improvement in context.

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Furthermore, the actual UI layouts of our apps, despite the option to implement them with a visual designer, are actually read from text-based files by Android. Android (or any computer), of course, cannot read and recognize text in the same way that a human can. Therefore, we must present our resources in a highly organized and predefined manner. To do so, we will use Extensible Markup Language (XML). XML is a huge topic but, fortunately, its whole purpose is to be both human and machine readable.

If you are unsure, use this little tip to find out. [7] The First App Do I have a 32-bit or 64-bit Windows system? To find out, right-click on My Computer (This PC on Windows 8) icon, left-click on the Properties option, and look under the System heading of the System type entry like this: Now we are ready to install the JDK. This fairly simple set of steps will set up the JDK quickly. The only slight delay is the download itself, which could take a while on slower Internet connections. The actual installation process should be fast and trouble free: 1.

Now you can see the New System Variable dialog as follows: 17. As shown in the previous screenshot, type JAVA_HOME in Variable name and enter D:\Java\JDK in the Variable value field. If you've installed the JDK somewhere else, then the file path you enter in the Variable value field will need to point to where you've placed it. Be sure to type it correctly, make sure that the slashes \ are the right way around, and don't add any extra slashes. 18. Click on OK to save your new settings. Now, click on OK again to clear the Advanced system settings window.

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