Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Kotlin in Action

Kotlin in Action

Kotlin in Action guides experienced Java developers from the language basics of Kotlin all the way through building applications to run on the JVM and Android devices. Foreword by Andrey Breslav, Lead Designer of Kotlin.

Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.

About the Technology

Developers want to get work done - and the less hassle, the better. Coding with Kotlin means less hassle. The Kotlin programming language offers an expressive syntax, a strong intuitive type system, and great tooling support along with seamless interoperability with existing Java code, libraries, and frameworks. Kotlin can be compiled to Java bytecode, so you can use it everywhere Java is used, including Android. And with an effi cient compiler and a small standard library, Kotlin imposes virtually no runtime overhead.

About the Book

Kotlin in Action teaches you to use the Kotlin language for production-quality applications. Written for experienced Java developers, this example-rich book goes further than most language books, covering interesting topics like building DSLs with natural language syntax. The authors are core Kotlin developers, so you can trust that even the gnarly details are dead accurate.

What's Inside
  • Functional programming on the JVM
  • Writing clean and idiomatic code
  • Combining Kotlin and Java
  • Domain-specific languages
About the Reader

This book is for experienced Java developers.

About the Author

Dmitry Jemerov and Svetlana Isakova are core Kotlin developers at JetBrains.

Table of Contents

PART 1 - INTRODUCING KOTLIN
  • Kotlin: what and why
  • Kotlin basics
  • Defining and calling functions
  • Classes, objects, and interfaces
  • Programming with lambdas
  • The Kotlin type system
PART 2 - EMBRACING KOTLIN
  • Operator overloading and other conventions
  • Higher-order functions: lambdas as parameters and return values
  • Generics
  • Annotations and reflection
  • DSL construction

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Adding Picture in Picture to your App


An overview of adding Picture in Picture support for Android apps. With Android O apps, you can use Picture in Picture on phones to create magical experiences by overlaying other content during critical user tasks like watching a video or navigating.

PIP Blog Post: https://goo.gl/DxVADC
PIP Navigation Patterns: https://goo.gl/DxVADC
Sample: https://goo.gl/kU7wqV
Docs: https://goo.gl/8xzpxv
Handle Configuration Changes: https://goo.gl/ABPJ9w


Saturday, February 24, 2018

Learn Android Studio 3: Efficient Android App Development

Learn Android Studio 3: Efficient Android App Development

Build Android apps using the popular and efficient Android Studio 3 suite of tools, an integrated development environment (IDE) for Android developers using Java APIs. With this book, you’ll learn the latest and most productive tools in the Android tools ecosystem, ensuring quick Android app development and minimal effort on your part.

Along the way, you’ll use Android Studio to develop Java-based Android apps, tier by tier through practical examples. These examples cover core Android topics such as notifications and toast; intents and broadcast receivers; and services. Then, you’ll learn how to publish your apps and sell them online and in the Google Play store.

What You'll Learn
  • Use Android Studio 3 to quickly and confidently build your first Android apps
  • Build an Android user interface using activities and layouts, event handling, images, menus and the action bar
  • Incorporate new elements including fragments
  • Integrate data with data persistence 
  • Access the cloud 
Who This Book Is For

Those who may be new to Android Studio 3 or Android Studio in general. You may or may not be new to Android development in general. Some prior experience with Java is also recommended.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

What's New in Android Oreo for Developers


Android Oreo is available to consumers. Here's a summary of what you need to know to make sure that these early adopters have a great experience, along with ways to enhance that experience with new O features and the support library.

Introducing Android 8.0 Oreo: https://goo.gl/X4CGFR
Support Library https://goo.gl/rOJEa7

Monday, January 15, 2018

Files Go by Google: Free up space on your phone


Files Go is a new storage manager that helps you free up space on your phone, find files faster, and share them easily offline with others. #filesgo
Download the app at https://g.co/filesgo/ien


Friday, January 12, 2018

Have Win Apple iPhone 8 Plus Visit...Warning: this link may be unsafe

If you receive a Youtube email telling you that you have won an iPhone, and ask to click a link to has made you a moderator. This link may be unsafe. It has been identified as being potentially harmful.