Java Programming for Android Developers for Dummies, 2nd Edition

  • 5h 17m
  • Barry Burd
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2017

Develop the next killer Android App using Java programming!

Android is everywhere! It runs more than half the smartphones in the U.S.—and Java makes it go. If you want to cash in on its popularity by learning to build Android apps with Java, all the easy-to-follow guidance you need to get started is at your fingertips. Inside, you'll learn the basics of Java and grasp how it works with Android; then, you'll go on to create your first real, working application. How cool is that?

The demand for Android apps isn't showing any signs of slowing, but if you're a mobile developer who wants to get in on the action, it's vital that you get the necessary Java background to be a success. With the help of Java Programming for Android Developers For Dummies, you'll quickly and painlessly discover the ins and outs of using Java to create groundbreaking Android apps—no prior knowledge or experience required!

  • Get the know-how to create an Android program from the ground up
  • Make sense of basic Java development concepts and techniques
  • Develop the skills to handle programming challenges
  • Find out how to debug your app

Don't sit back and watch other developers release apps that bring in the bucks! Everything you need to create that next killer Android app is just a page away!

About the Author

Barry Burd, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey. He has lectured at conferences in the United States, Europe, Australia, and Asia. He hosts podcasts and videos about software and other technology topics. He is the author of many articles and books, including Java For Dummies.

In this Book

  • Introduction
  • All about Java and Android
  • Getting the Tools That You Need
  • Creating and Running an Android App
  • An Ode to Code
  • Java's Building Blocks
  • Working with Java Types
  • Though These Be Methods, Yet There is Madness in't
  • What Java Does (And When)
  • Why Object-Oriented Programming is like Selling Cheese
  • Saving Time and Money—Reusing Existing Code
  • The inside Story
  • Dealing with a Bunch of Things at a Time
  • An Android Social Media App
  • Hungry Burds—A Simple Android Game
  • Ten Ways to Avoid Mistakes
  • Ten Websites for Developers