Appendix . Java Programming Primer

Ideally, you should have a fairly solid grasp on the Java programming language before diving into this book. But maybe it’s been a while since you used Java, or maybe you’re just adventurous enough to tackle mobile game programming with a passing knowledge of Java. If you’re in either of these camps, this primer is for you. It isn’t intended to teach you everything there is to know about Java—there are plenty of other good books that do that. Instead, this primer attempts to provide you with enough core Java knowledge to dive into mobile game programming.

Hello, World!

The best way to learn a programming language is to jump right in and see how a real program works. In keeping with a traditional introductory programming ...

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