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By Robbie Matthews

Beginning Android pill Programming starts by means of displaying tips to get your process prepared for Android pill programming. You won't want any prior Android adventure, simply because you'll study all in regards to the uncomplicated constitution of an Android application and the way the Android working approach works—and then you'll find out how to write your first Android pill software from scratch!

starting Android pill Programming then equips you to construct a collection of fascinating and fully-working Android pill functions. those initiatives provide you with the foundation and insights to construct your individual Android courses within the future.

You'll be brought to 2nd programming, and you'll see what you are able to do with a marginally monitor interface and the Honeycomb SDK. in fact, 3D programming is much more eye-catching for plenty of programmers. If that comes with you, you'll find out about how Honeycomb has replaced the sport for Android photographs programming, and get your first style of 3D programming on an Android tablet.

lighting, digital camera, motion! You'll research alongside the best way how Android Honeycomb offers entry, via your programming, to all these attention-grabbing sensors that pill desktops are built with today—beyond the contact display itself. You'll examine, for instance, the way you to take advantage of a capsule GPS sensor to find your automobile!

You'll additionally observe how one can entry documents in your tablet—or at the web—through programming, after which construct on that perception to create your individual dossier browser program. This Android undertaking includes many beneficial coding suggestions appropriate for many events chances are you'll come across on your destiny programming Android pill applications; you'll be completely happy to have them lower than your belt.

So do you need to put in writing courses that may obtain and ship reminder messages through SMS? do you need to put in writing your first second or 3D video game on Android? might be you'd prefer to write an program that varieties out your whole contacts for you! Beginning Android pill Programming introduces you to Android capsule programming, and shows how you could software your Android capsule from scratch to do what you will want!
<h3>What you’ll learn</h3> * Programming for a slightly monitor atmosphere
* know about the recent amenities to be had from Android 3.0 Honeycomb
* reap the benefits of sensors and information feeds whereas writing solely new purposes
* Code a online game for an Android pill
* tips on how to write Android pill courses code in programming languages except Java
* Transition from an Android shrewdpermanent telephone setting to an Android pill
<h3>Who this ebook is for</h3>
* starting and intermediate Android programmers
* Intermediate Java programmers
* Intermediate programmers in open-source programming languages, particularly Python

<h3>Table of Contents</h3><ol style="list-style-type: decimal;"> <li class="MsoNormal"><span>Getting Started </span>
<li class="MsoNormal"><span>How Android Works<o:o:o:p></o:o:o:p></span>
<li class="MsoNormal"><span>What you are able to do with an Android Tablet</span>
<li class="MsoNormal">Beyond Java: Programming in Python and pals
<li class="MsoNormal">Project 1: Media participant
<li class="MsoNormal">Explorer:An Android dossier Explorer
<li class="MsoNormal">Contact Manager:and different in all probability valuable purposes
<li class="MsoNormal">Dude, Where’s My Car?:Adventures in GPS
<li class="MsoNormal">Let the video games begin!: a few 2nd and 3d graphical video game concepts
<li class="MsoNormal">Remind Melaying with Alarms and SMS
<li class="MsoNormal">Everything Else: complicated options and different stuff
</ol>

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Because Java very rapidly accumulates boilerplate code, most Java editors will automatically hide this extra guff under what are called folds. You can expand it by clicking the (+), but most of the time you won’t need to. Eclipse is quite good at sorting out which imports you need or don’t need. // This is our class definition. Note we're extending Activity 'public class Hello2Main extends Activity { /** Called when the activity is first created. */ @Override public void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) { Bundle is a handy Android class that contains, well, a bundle of data.

Maybe you’ll be calmer. Again, the concept is pretty simple. Whereas your plain List or Map works on objects, which can be anything, typically you’ll have a limited number of types you want to play with. Let us assume you want to build a Map containing File objects, keyed with a String. Using plain maps, you’d do something like Listing 1-10. Listing 1-10. put("readme", new File("README")); // Later.... get("readme"); } Note the (File) notation. This is known as a cast. It tells Java that this object is actually a File.

There are only two caveats. 1. Objects that use system resources will normally have a method to explicitly release those resources. close(); The close will release the file handle and do other system-related tidying up. It doesn’t free the mystream object directly, but now it’s not consuming system resources you might need elsewhere. 19 CHAPTER 1 GETTING STARTED 2. Make sure you don’t leave references to created objects floating around. The garbage collection works by counting references to an object.

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