Android Studio Development Essentials
by Neil Smyth
Publisher: Techotopia 2014
Number of pages: 620
The goal of this book is to teach the skills necessary to develop Android based applications using the Android Studio Integrated Development Environment (IDE) and the Android 4.4 Software Development Kit (SDK). Beginning with the basics, the book provides an outline of the steps necessary to set up an Android development and testing environment.
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The book prepares you to take the exam for the Associate Android Developer Certification. You learn basic Android programming concepts and build a variety of apps, starting with Hello World and working your way up to apps that use loaders.
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