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Android Programming for Beginners - Third Edition

By : John Horton
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Android Programming for Beginners - Third Edition

By: John Horton

Overview of this book

Do you want to make a career in programming but don’t know where to start? Do you have a great idea for an app but don't know how to make it a reality? Or are you worried that you’ll have to learn Java programming to become an Android developer? Look no further! This new and expanded third edition of Android Programming for Beginners will be your guide to creating Android applications from scratch. The book starts by introducing you to all the fundamental concepts of programming in an Android context, from the basics of Java to working with the Android API. You’ll learn with the help of examples that use up-to-date API classes and are created within Android Studio, the official Android development environment that helps supercharge your mobile application development process. After a crash course on the key programming concepts, you’ll explore Android programming and get to grips with creating applications with a professional-standard UI using fragments and storing user data with SQLite. This Android Java book also shows you how you can make your apps multilingual, draw on the screen with a finger, and work with graphics, sound, and animations. By the end of this Android programming book, you'll be ready to start building your own custom applications in Android and Java.
Table of Contents (30 chapters)

Chapter 1: Beginning Android and Java

Welcome to Android Programming for Beginners Third Edition. In this first chapter, we won't waste any time getting started with developing Android apps. We will look at what is so great about Android, what exactly Android and Java are, how they work and complement each other, and what that means to us as future developers. Moving quickly on, we will set up the required software so we can build and deploy a simple first app.


It is my aim to keep this book up to date. Please check the following web page for any discussion and tips on any changes to Android Studio since the book was first printed:

By the end of this chapter, we will have done the following:

  • Discovered what is new in this third edition
  • Learned how Java and Android work together
  • Set up our development environment – Android Studio – which...