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By Phil Dutson

ISBN-10: 0133923681

ISBN-13: 9780133923681

“A needs to learn for all builders that are looking to commence severe Android development.”
Justin Anderson, Freelance Android Developer


“From begin to end, this ebook features a number of nice counsel and perception into an important attributes of Android layout. This ebook will certainly be required studying for any of our destiny Android engineers.”
Cameron Banga, Cofounder, 9magnets, LLC


There’s a draw back to Android’s striking openness and flexibility: it’s effortless for builders to put in writing code that’s inefficient, unreliable, insecure, or difficult to keep up. In Android improvement Patterns , firm Android developer Phil Dutson is helping you leverage Android 5.0+’s extraordinary strength with no falling sufferer to these pitfalls. Dutson offers today’s so much complete set of styles and strategies for development optimized, powerful apps with Android 5.0+.


First, Dutson publications you thru developing a hugely effective improvement surroundings and workflow, and checking out your app to make sure that your code works simply as you are expecting. Then, he walks in the course of the glossy top practices for structuring apps, utilizing widgets and parts, and dealing with views.


You the way to construct apps which are effortless to control and replace, convey actual and up to date info with out squandering precious battery energy, and reap the benefits of new undefined, corresponding to Android put on and Android television. Dutson concludes via proposing strong thoughts for optimizing your apps and packaging them for distribution.


Coverage includes

  • Using checking out to construct extra reliable, responsible, maintainable apps
  • Understanding refined yet severe ameliorations among Android and standard Java programming
  • Building constant, sleek consumer interfaces with perspectives and layouts
  • Leveraging the confirmed MVC trend to cleanly manage logic
  • Creating wealthy visible studies with 3D pictures, animation, and media
  • Simplifying trap and use of situation information with the recent destinations API
  • Integrating non-compulsory undefined, equivalent to Bluetooth, NFC, or USB
  • Building larger apps with Google Play Services
  • Creating Android put on notifications and apps
  • Tuning and enhancing apps with Google Analytics
  • Designing Android television apps for the “ten foot view”

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3 shows the levels available that you can use in your code. wtf(String tag, String msg) Assert, What a Terrible Failure (WTF) Each of these levels is called in the same manner, with the differences being on when each message appears when filtered in the logs. As an example, I have an application that has buttons tied to trigger a log message when clicked. debugexample Verbose button has been clicked. debugexample Debug button has been clicked. debugexample Info button has been clicked. debugexample Warning button has been clicked.

N Sets how many rotated logs to keep. The default is 4 and requires the use of the -r option. -r Sets the size value for a log before it is rotated. -s Filters the log to the silent level. -v Sets the format used for log output. The default is "brief". Other options are "process", "tag", "raw", "time", "threadtime", and "long". LogCat is also integrated into Android Studio as part of the Dalvik Debug Monitor Server (DDMS). It is visible through the Android tool window.

Mercurial is written in Python and has a client available for Windows, Linux, and OS X. Being written in Python also makes the system extensible through plugins, which can be found on the Mercurial wiki site or by writing your own. Mercurial offers the following features: ■ Distributed repositories ■ Branching ■ Merging ■ Workflows Summary This chapter introduced you to the tools you need to start developing Android applications. You learned about Android Studio, the supported platform from the Android team that is based on IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition.

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