Learn Java for Android Development

  • Authors
  • Jeff Friesen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxx
  2. Jeff Friesen
    Pages 1-30
  3. Jeff Friesen
    Pages 31-87
  4. Jeff Friesen
    Pages 89-140
  5. Jeff Friesen
    Pages 287-358
  6. Jeff Friesen
    Pages 359-400
  7. Jeff Friesen
    Pages 401-486
  8. Jeff Friesen
    Pages 487-538
  9. Jeff Friesen
    Pages 539-620
  10. Jeff Friesen
    Pages 621-663
  11. Jeff Friesen
    Pages 665-762
  12. Jeff Friesen
    Pages 763-802
  13. Jeff Friesen
    Pages 885-1014
  14. Jeff Friesen
    Pages 1015-1125
  15. Jeff Friesen
    Pages 1127-1148
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 1149-1167

About this book


Learn Java for Android Development, Third Edition, is an update of a strong selling book that now includes a primer on Android app development (in Chapter 1 and Appendix C, which is distributed in the book’s code archive). This book teaches programmers the essential Java language skills necessary for effectively picking up and using the new Android SDK platform to build mobile, embedded, and even PC apps, especially game apps.

Android development is hot, and many programmers are interested in joining the fun. However, because this technology is based on Java, you should first obtain a solid grasp of the Java language and its APIs in order to improve your chances of succeeding as an effective Android app developer. This book helps you do that.

Each of the book’s 16 chapters provides an exercise section that gives you the opportunity to reinforce your understanding of the chapter’s material. Answers to the book’s more than 700 exercises are provided in an appendix. A second appendix provides a significant game-oriented Java application, which you can convert into an Android app.

Once you complete this one-of-a-kind book written by Jeff Friesen, an expert Java developer and columnist, you should be ready to begin your indie or professional Android app development journey.

Bibliographic information