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.
Marko the founder of Marakana.com and is the developer of Marakana Android Training series. He has taught Android to 1,000+ developers at companies such as Cisco, Intel, Motorola, Qualcomm, HTC, Sharp, US Department of Defense and many others.
Marko is author of Learning Android book published by O’Reilly Media. This book is based on Android Bootcamp and incorporates best learning practices for new developers to start creating applications for this exciting open source mobile platform.
Marko frequently speaks at conferences and events such as OSCON, AnDevCon, DroidCon, IEEE, ACM, and many others. He lives in San Francisco, California.
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