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Android Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide, 4th Edition

Android Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide, 4th Edition

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  • Copyright 2020
  • Dimensions: 7-3/8" x 9-1/8"
  • Edition: 4th
  • eBook (Watermarked)
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-579415-3
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-579415-9

Android Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide is an introductory Android book for programmers with Kotlin experience. 
Based on Big Nerd Ranch’s popular Android Bootcamp, 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 in Kotlin compatible with Android 5.0 (Lollipop) through Android 8.1 (Oreo) 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.
The Android team is constantly improving and updating Android Studio and other tools. As a result, some of the instructions provided in the book have changed. You can find an addendum addressing breaking changes at: https://github.com/bignerdranch/AndroidCourseResources/raw/master/4thEdition/Errata/4eAddendum.pdf.

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Table of Contents

    Learning Android    The Necessary Tools1. Your First Android Application2. Android and Model-View-Controller3. The Activity Lifecycle4. Debugging Android Apps5. Your Second Activity6. Android SDK Versions and Compatibility7. UI Fragments and the Fragment Manager8. 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. Assets21. Audio Playback with SoundPool22. Styles and Themes23. XML Drawables24. More About Intents and Tasks25. HTTP & Background Tasks26. Loopers, Handlers, and HandlerThread27. Search28. Background Services29. Broadcast Intents30. Browsing the Web and WebView31. Custom Views and Touch Events32. Property Animation33. Locations and Play Services34. Maps35. Material Design36. Afterword


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