The Android Studio book is created from the https://developer.android.com/studio/index.html
section of the Android Developer online documentation. Creating the perfect learning resource, quick and easy to read. See the sample for the complete table of contents.
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Table of Contets
The sample book includes the Table of Contents of what is contained with the book, as it is too vast to include here.
Cross referenced to origianl pages
The books are fully cross refrenced back to the source pages so you can link to original google documentation easily.
Book Content Summary
Android Studio is different from the others in the Series, as the other books have all been about how to program, how to create apps and such. It would be an abomination to leave out the real Developer tools. What are these? Well, think of them as the various platforms where the actual creation of the apps will occur. Basically, these are the programming environment without which there would be no android developing. So think of these tools as playgrounds where android business will take place.
Android Studio is a guide which describes how to set these platforms up, configure them for optimal code writing. So why do we need it? This is because you need to know how to decode various messages displayed by the IDE and be able to pinpoint errors in case there are any.
In a nutshell, people used to create android apps using Eclipse IDE’s until Android Studio was introduced. This doesn’t mean that all developers migrated to the new platform. Some still want to develop apps using Eclipse. So to close this gap, this book describes how to install Android developing tools in the Eclipse for all to take along. It further states the importance of developing in Android Studio rather than in Eclipse.
Virtual Devices Management
All emulators run through virtualization (running a device on another device). This implies that it needs a portion of the RAM (Random access memory) for it to run. Thus, memory management is critical here. You need to know what space to allocate to the virtual device for optimal functioning of the emulator and without draining all systems resources. This book is just the right guide to see you through this entire configuration.
Publishing Your App to Google Play store
Our manuals don’t leave you hanging somewhere. They take you through the entire developing up to marketing your app. You need the skills of publishing a release and a debug version of your app. This is the final journey of your app so that it can land to users. You need to approach it with the right knowledge on how the marketplace (Google play store) works. This determines how your app will be received, reviewed and bought – some of the many reasons you need this book.
Platform Tips and Tricks
This is one of the exciting sections you will encounter in this book. It describes tips, tricks, and shortcuts used in those developing platforms. These tips can save you a bunch of time. Shortcuts are crucial for fast maneuvering within the environment as well as providing easy access to the platform functionalities. All these amazing features are included in the book just for you. Reach out to them so that you can unravel the hidden capabilities of android developing tools and environments.
The Android Studio Book Updates
The books are continually updated, to see the latest changes follow the links below. These links give you a quick synopsis of what has change, added and removed from the Training section of android documentation.
The books/manuals are in A4 format, slighly offset for better binding after printing. You will be impressed by the amount of information you can absorb in minutes compared to working through the web pages online.
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