Best practices

With the threading concepts in mind, let's go through the code to understand how Google has improved the multithreading framework inherited from Java and which API the Android platform provides to the developer to deal with the main problem of separation between UI thread and worker threads. We will also see what problems may derive from this and which solutions Android introduced during its development.

We will then deal with advanced techniques to manage main components and the AIDL and messenger for inter-process communications.


The standard Java threads are the base for the other frameworks we will see in the following pages. They wrap threads or runnables to achieve some platform requirements like the communication with ...

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