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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 Tools1 Your First Android Application
2 Android and Model-View-Controller3 The Activity Lifecycle4 Debugging Android Apps5 Your Second Activity6 Android SDK Versions and Compatibility7 UI Fragments and the Fragment Manager
8 Displaying Lists with RecyclerView9 Creating User Interfaces with Layouts and Widgets10 Using Fragment Arguments11 Using ViewPager12 Dialogs13 The Toolbar14 SQLite Databases15 Implicit Intents16 Taking Pictures with Intents17 Two-Pane Master-Detail Interfaces18 Localization19 Accessibility20 Data Binding and MVVM
21 Unit Testing and Audio Playback22 Styles and Themes23 XML Drawables24 More About Intents and Tasks
25 HTTP and Background Tasks
26 Loopers, Handlers, and HandlerThread27 Search28 Background Services29 Broadcast Intents30 Browsing the Web and WebView31 Custom Views and Touch Events
32 Property Animation
33 Locations and Play Services
34 Maps35 Material Design