By Jeff Friesen

Android improvement is scorching, and plenty of programmers have an interest in becoming a member of the thrill. in spite of the fact that, simply because this know-how relies on Java, you might want to first receive a fantastic snatch of the Java language and its foundational APIs to enhance your possibilities of succeeding as an Android app developer. in the end, you can be busy studying the structure of an Android app, a few of the Android-specific APIs, and Android-specific instruments. when you don't already understand Java basics, you will likely prove with an important headache from additionally having to quick cram these basics into your wisdom base. 

Learn Java for Android improvement, moment Edition teaches programmers of any ability point the fundamental Java language and foundational Java API abilities that needs to be discovered to enhance the programmer’s probabilities of succeeding as an Android app developer. all the book’s 14 chapters presents an workout part that offers you the chance to enhance your figuring out of the chapter’s fabric. solutions to the book’s greater than 500 routines are supplied in an appendix. A moment appendix presents an important game-oriented Java software, that you can convert into an Android app.

when you entire this ebook, you have to be able to dive into starting Android app development.  probably, commence that trip with Apress' Beginning Android.

What you’ll learn

  • The Java language:  This ebook presents whole assurance of approximately each pre-Java model 7 language characteristic (native tools are in brief pointed out yet no longer officially covered). beginning with easy language gains (e.g., reviews, kinds, expressions, and statements), you move to these good points regarding sessions and items, by way of object-oriented positive factors relating to inheritance, polymorphism, and interfaces. then you discover the complicated language good points for nested varieties, programs, static imports, exceptions, assertions, annotations, generics, and enums. carrying on with, you examine strictfp, synchronized, unstable, the improved for loop assertion, autoboxing/unboxing, and brief fields.
  • Java APIs:  as well as item and APIs regarding exceptions, you discover Math, StrictMath, BigDecimal, BigInteger, String, StringBuffer/StringBuilder, Boolean, personality, Byte, brief, Integer, lengthy, go with the flow, Double, quantity, the Threads API, method, Runtime, method, the Collections Framework, the Concurrency Utilities, Date, Formatter, Random, Scanner, the ZIP and JAR APIs, dossier, RandomAccessFile, circulate periods, and writer/reader sessions, InetAddress, SocketOptions, Socket, ServerSocket, DatagramSocket, MulticastSocket, URL, URLConnection, URLEncoder, URLDecoder, NetWorkInterface, InterfaceAddress, CookieHandler, CookieManager, CookieStore, CookiePolicy, Buffer, ByteBuffer, CharBuffer, DoubleBuffer,FloatBuffer, IntBuffer, LongBuffer, ShortBuffer, MappedByteBuffer, Channel, WritableByteChannel, ReadableByteChannel,ScatteringByteChannel, GatheringByteChannel, FileChannel, the ordinary Expressions API, JDBC, and extra.
  • Applying these:  you'll find out how to use the JDK’s javac (compiler), java (application launcher), javadoc (Java documentation generator), and jar (Java archive writer, updater, and extractor) instruments. additionally, you will obtain an advent to the Eclipse built-in improvement setting, that is the respectable normal for constructing Android apps.

Who this e-book is for

This ebook is for any programmer - together with present Java programmers and Objective-C-based iPhone and iPad programmers - of any ability point who must receive a pretty good realizing of the Java language and foundational Java APIs ahead of leaping into Android app development.

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