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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 7.0 (Nougat) through Android 12 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, store data in databases, and more. Learn about the latest patterns and techniques, including Kotlin coroutines and Jetpack Compose, a new way to build Android UIs. Each chapter and app has been designed and tested to provide the knowledge and experience you need to get started in Android development.
The Necessary Tools
Your First Android Application
Interactive User Interfaces
The Activity Lifecycle
Persisting UI State
Debugging Android Apps
Your Second Activity
Android SDK Versions and Compatibility
Displaying Lists with RecyclerView
Creating User Interfaces with Layouts and Widgets
Databases and the Room Library
Dialogs and UI State
The App Bar
Taking Pictures with Intents
Making Network Requests
SearchView and DataStore
Browsing the Web and WebView
Introduction to Jetpack Compose
Styling and Theming Composables
Managing State in Compose
Custom Views and Touch Events
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