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Android Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide is an introductory Android book for programmers with Java experience.
Based on Big Nerd Ranch’s popular Android bootcamps, this guide will lead you through the wilderness using hands-on example apps combined with clear explanations of key concepts and APIs. This book focuses on practical techniques for developing apps compatible with Android 4.4 (KitKat) through Android 7.0 (Nougat) and beyond.
Write and run code every step of the way, using Android Studio to create apps that integrate with other apps, download and display pictures from the web, play sounds, and more. Each chapter and app has been designed and tested to provide the knowledge and experience you need to get started in Android development.
Learning AndroidThe Necessary Tools1Your First Android Application
2Android and Model-View-Controller3The Activity Lifecycle4Debugging Android Apps5Your Second Activity6Android SDK Versions and Compatibility7UI Fragments and the Fragment Manager
8Displaying Lists with RecyclerView9Creating User Interfaces with Layouts and Widgets10Using Fragment Arguments11Using ViewPager12Dialogs13The Toolbar14SQLite Databases15Implicit Intents16Taking Pictures with Intents17Two-Pane Master-Detail Interfaces18Localization19Accessibility20Data Binding and MVVM
21Unit Testing and Audio Playback22Styles and Themes23XML Drawables24More About Intents and Tasks
25HTTP and Background Tasks
26Loopers, Handlers, and HandlerThread27Search28Background Services29Broadcast Intents30Browsing the Web and WebView31Custom Views and Touch Events
33Locations and Play Services