Android: Programming for Developers

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Learn
  • Mastering the fundamentals of coding Java for Android
  • Installing and setting up your Android development environment
  • Building functional user interfaces with the Android Studio visual designer
  • Adding user interaction, data captures, sound, and animation to your apps
  • Managing your apps’ data using the built-in Android SQLite database
  • Getting familiar with the android process model and low-level concurrent constructs delivered by the Android SDK
  • Interacting with nearby devices over Bluetooth and WiFi communications channels
  • Creating and composing tasks with RxJava to execute complex asynchronous work in a predictable way
  • Handling user inputs, from virtual joysticks to gamepads
  • Implementing collision detection using different techniques and discover how to optimize it for complex games
  • Building, deploying, and publishing real Android applications to the Google Play marketplace
About

Android is the most popular OS in the world. There are millions of devices accessing tens of thousands of applications. It is many people's entry point into the world of technology. The Android: Programming for Developers course will take you on a journey to become an efficient Android programmer by thoroughly understanding the key concepts of Android programming and develop market-ready applications.

The course begins with helping you create Android applications from scratch. The first module, Android Programming for Beginners, introduces you to all the fundamental concepts of programming in an Android context, from the Java basics to working with the Android API. At the completion of this module, you’ll be ready to start building your own custom applications in Android and Java.

After getting familiar with the basic programming concepts, the second module, Asynchronous Android Programming, shows you how to make your applications more reliable. This will be achieved using high-level and advanced asynchronous techniques and concepts. Through this module, you will learn to construct scalable and performant applications to take advantage of multi-thread asynchronous techniques.

With a good grasp on the basics, you move on the final module, Mastering Android Game Development. This progressive module will help you learn to use animations and particle systems to provide a rich experience. By the end of the course, you will create beautiful, responsive, and reusable UIs by taking advantage of the Android SDK.

Features
  • Kick-start your Android programming career or just have fun publishing apps to the Google Play marketplace
  • Explore the high-level Android asynchronous constructs available on the Android SDK
  • Learn the internals of a game engine by building one
Page Count 1152
Course Length 34 hours 33 minutes
ISBN 9781787123694
Date Of Publication 30 Aug 2016

Authors

John Horton

John Horton is a programming and gaming enthusiast based in the UK. He has a passion for writing apps, games, books, and blog articles. He is the founder of Game Code School.

Raul Portales

Raul Portales is a software engineer who has had a love for computers, electronics, and gadgets in general for as long as he remembers.

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He jumped into Android as soon as it was released. Raul has worked on social networks, education, healthcare, and even founded a gaming studio and a consultancy company. Specializing in mobile and UX, he speaks frequently at conferences and meetups.

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Raul's love for electronics reignited when Google announced Android Things. He started tinkering with it with the first Developer Preview, which lead to adding the IoT category on his Google Developer expert profile.

Helder Vasconcelos

Helder Vasconcelos is a Portuguese Software Engineer based on Dublin, Ireland, with more than 10 years of experience designing and developing real-time/multithreaded Java and C++ applications for the telecommunications and aviation industries. Apart from his day-to-day job, he occupies his spare time building native Android applications for Bearstouch Software and other third-party companies.

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He graduated with a degree in Electronic and Telecommunications Engineering from the University of Aveiro in January 2006. During his career, he has worked as a Software Engineer for companies such as PT Inovação (Portugal), Airtel ATN (Dublin, Ireland) and Axway (Dublin, Ireland). You can find Hélder on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/heldervasc or on his website at http://hvasconcelos.github.io.