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Advanced Android™ Application Development, Fourth Edition by Shane Conder, Lauren Darcey, Joseph Annuzzi Jr.

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C. Java for Android Developers

This appendix contains examples of a number of Java techniques frequently used in Android applications and by seasoned Java developers but not always found in beginner Java books and tutorials. If you are new to Java, this information, used in conjunction with a good Java reference, can help you develop Android applications quickly and effectively.

Learning the Java Programming Language

Android applications are written in Java, so learn Java first—it’s essential. This appendix does not teach you standard Java syntax or object-oriented programming and how the object hierarchy works. For that, you should get good reference materials such as books or websites that work for you and, if necessary, take some classes. ...

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