Higher Education

Android Boot Camp for Developers using Java, Introductory: A Beginner's Guide to Creating Your First Android Apps, 1st Edition

  • Corinne Hoisington Central Virginia Community College
  • ISBN-10: 1133594395  |  ISBN-13: 9781133594390
  • 240 Pages
  • © 2013 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $66.50
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Give your students a strong foundation in Java programming and the confidence to build successful mobile applications. ANDROID BOOT CAMP FOR DEVELOPERS USING JAVA™, INTRODUCTORY: A BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO CREATING YOUR FIRST ANDROID APPS by award-winning technology author Corinne Hoisington helps you prepare students with a thorough introduction to Java and the keys to creating effective mobile applications. Designed for a first-semester course in programming, the book is ideal for students who have some programming experience or are new to Java. The book offers an intensive, hands-on tutorial approach with clear, step-by-step instruction and numerous screen shots to guide readers through tasks efficiently. Practical callouts and industry tips, exercises that extend learning beyond the book, and a variety of leveled cases and assignments help reinforce students' understanding of programming logic and Java tools for Android. Complete Instructor's Resources and testing materials work with the book's comprehensive content to ensure instruction that is relevant for today and focused on programming principles for the future. Effectively prepare competitive programmers to meet increasing business demands with ANDROID BOOT CAMP FOR DEVELOPERS USING JAVA™, INTRODUCTORY: A BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO CREATING YOUR FIRST ANDROID APPS.

Features and Benefits

  • INSIGHTFUL NEW MOBILE APPLICATIONS TEXT ADDRESSES TODAY'S DEMANDS AND TOMORROW'S EMERGING TECHNOLOGY NEEDS. This innovative text with comprehensive instructor and testing support is specifically designed to help today's CIS/Programming Department meet the rapidly growing demand for a new Mobile Applications course. Engaging, relevant content emphasizes programming principles to prepare competitive programmers to meet the increasing demands in business today.
  • AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR BRINGS TRUSTED, PRACTICAL EXPERTISE TO BOOK'S PRESENTATION. Well-known author, popular professional presenter, and respected technology instructor Corinne Hoisington provides contemporary expertise as well as practical insights throughout this book. A recipient of Microsoft Most Valuable Professional in Computer Programming, Ms. Hoisington applies her understanding of emerging technology to introduce key practical principles and important programming skills that promise to equip students for ongoing success for years to come.
  • SOLID INTRODUCTION TO JAVA AND BUILDING MOBILE APPLICATIONS EMPHASIZES STRONG PROGRAMMING LOGIC AND CRITICAL JAVA TOOLS. This effective introductory approach emphasizes sound programming logic and key tools in Java for Android. Your students establish a strong foundation in Java while perfecting the technical skills and building the confidence to tackle real-world mobile applications projects.
  • HELPFUL CALLOUTS OFFER QUICK, PRACTICAL TIPS INVALUABLE BOTH NOW AND ON-THE-JOB. "In the Trenches" callouts provide realistic glimpses into the actual priorities of today's mobile applications professionals and relate the information students are learning to on-the-job success. In addition, "Good to Know" callouts provide helpful tips and advice to further students' programming accomplishments.
  • PRACTICAL LEARNING FEATURES AND EXERCISES EXTEND LEARNING BEYOND THE CLASSROOM. Filled with hands-on, practical features and advice, this functional book offers "Beyond the Book" exercises that encourage students to take learning experiences to the next level. Summaries, Key Terms and Definitions further encourage seamless learning.
  • PRECISE CASE PROJECTS AND LEVELED ASSIGNMENTS ENSURE A VARIETY OF HANDS-ON PRACTICE AND LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES. Meaningful assignments extend code presented in the book's tutorials with leveled cases that range from simple checks to more challenging applied practice.
  • HANDS-ON TUTORIAL APPROACH PROVIDES STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTION. Numerous screen shots visually guide readers through detailed, step-by-step tutorial presentations. Sections for each platform emphasize the same applications built using native tools, while the book's hands-on emphasis encourages critical practice.
  • VALUABLE INSTRUTOR SUPPORT PROVIDES TIME-SAVING TOOLS FOR YOUR DYNAMIC LEARNING ENVIRONMENT. A wealth of Instructor Resources accompany this text, including computerized Test Banks, PowerPoint presentations, programming start and solution files, and a thorough Instructor's Manual filled with classroom teaching tips and support geared for those new to teaching the course.

Table of Contents

Preface: Prelude! Installing the Android Eclipse SDK.
1. Voila! Meeting the Android.
2. Simplify! The Android User Interface.
3. Engage! Android User Input, Variables, & Operations.
4. Explore! Icons & Decision Making Controls.
5. Investigate! Android Lists, Arrays, and Web Browsers.
6. Jam! Implementing Audio in Android Apps.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Corinne Hoisington

Corinne Hoisington is a professor at Central Virginia Community College in Lynchburg, Virginia. With more than 25 years of teaching experience, Professor Hoisington has been honored with the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional in Computer Programming award. A dynamic speaker, she regularly presents on new technology and education trends to instructors across North America. She is the author of several best-selling Shelly Cashman Series texts on Windows, Visual Basic, and Adobe Dreamweaver, as well as Android app development.