This complete book for Java newcomers wanting to learn Android programming is divided into two parts: Introduction to Java and Android Application Development. The first section discusses the three topics that every Java programmer must master: the language syntax, object-oriented programming, and the vast collection of Java libraries. The second part covers the fundamentals of Android application development and includes topics such as user interface, event handling, animation, multimedia playback, capturing pictures and video, using the handler, broadcast receivers, and services.
Budi Kurniawan is a senior architect at BrainySoftware.com and the author of "How Tomcat Works," "Java 7," "Servlet & JSP," and "Struts 2 Design and Programming." He has published more than 100 articles and written software licensed by major corporations worldwide. He lives in Montreal.