While Android programming is based on Java, there are some important philosophical differences and Android-specific constructs to consider. Android for Java Developers is an action-packed, hands-on presentation that takes you through the anatomy of an Android application. The sample application includes most major Android building blocks (Activities, Intents, Services, Broadcast Receivers, Content Providers) to illustrate the philosophy of Android application development. It assumes basic Java knowledge.
NOTE: We recommend that attendees of this tutorial install Android SDK and Eclipse. Instructions for that are here: http://d.android.com/sdk/index.html.
Alternatively, we have a complete preconfigured Ubuntu virtual machine with everything you need to start developing for Android available at: http://marakana.com/external/VirtualMachines/Marakana-Ubuntu-VM.zip (~1.4GB). Requires VMWare Player.
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