Android Apps for Absolute Beginners

Author: Wallace Jackson

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1484200195

Category: Computers

Page: 712

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Anybody can start building multimedia apps for the Android platform, and this book will show you how! Now updated to include both Android 4.4 and the new Android L, Android Apps for Absolute Beginners, Third Edition takes you through the process of getting your first Android apps up and running using plain English and practical examples. If you have a great idea for an Android app, but have never programmed before, then this book is for you. This book cuts through the fog of jargon and mystery that surrounds Android apps development, and gives you simple, step-by-step instructions to get you started. Teaches Android application development in language anyone can understand, giving you the best possible start in Android development Provides simple, step-by-step examples that make learning easy, allowing you to pick up the concepts without fuss Offers clear code descriptions and layout so that you can get your apps running as soon as possible This book covers both Android 4.4 (KitKat) and Android L, but is also backwards compatible to cover the previous Android releases since Android 1.5.

Android Apps for Absolute Beginners

Author: Wallace Jackson

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430247894

Category: Computers

Page: 404

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Anybody can start building simple apps for the Android platform, and this book will show you how! Recently updated to include Android Jelly Bean, Android Apps for Absolute Beginners, Second Edition takes you through the process of getting your first Android apps up and running using plain English and practical examples. This book cuts through the fog of jargon and mystery that surrounds Android apps development, and gives you simple, step-by-step instructions to get you started. Teaches Android application development in language anyone can understand, giving you the best possible start in Android development Provides simple, step-by-step examples that make learning easy, allowing you to pick up the concepts without fuss Offers clear code descriptions and layout so that you can get your apps running as soon as possible This book is Android Jelly Bean compliant, but is backwards compatible to most of the previous Android releases.

Android Apps for Absolute Beginners

Author: Wallace Jackson

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430247886

Category: Computers

Page: 400

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Anybody can start building simple apps for the Android platform, and this book will show you how! Recently updated to include Android Jelly Bean, Android Apps for Absolute Beginners, Second Edition takes you through the process of getting your first Android apps up and running using plain English and practical examples. This book cuts through the fog of jargon and mystery that surrounds Android apps development, and gives you simple, step-by-step instructions to get you started. Teaches Android application development in language anyone can understand, giving you the best possible start in Android development Provides simple, step-by-step examples that make learning easy, allowing you to pick up the concepts without fuss Offers clear code descriptions and layout so that you can get your apps running as soon as possible This book is Android Jelly Bean compliant, but is backwards compatible to most of the previous Android releases. What you’ll learn Get yourself and your computer set up for Android apps development Use the Eclipse programming environment to make your Android development efficient and straightforward Follow steps in plain English to build simple apps and get them working immediately Style your application so that it appeals to potential users Make use of the Android’s touch screen Use shortcuts and cheat sheets to create apps the easy way Use the basics of Java and XML to move onto more advanced apps Who this book is for If you have a great idea for an Android app, but have never programmed before, then this book is for you. You don’t need to have any previous computer programming skills—as long as you have a desire to learn, and you know which end of the mouse is which, the world of Android apps development awaits!

Android Apps for Absolute Beginners

Covering Android 7

Author: Wallace Jackson

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1484222687

Category: Computers

Page: 484

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Get your first Android apps up and running with the help of plain English and practical examples. If you have a great idea for an Android app, but have never programmed before, then this book is for you. Android Apps for Absolute Beginners cuts through the fog of jargon and mystery that surrounds Android app development, and gives you simple, step-by-step instructions to get you started. This book teaches Android application development in language anyone can understand, giving you the best possible start in Android development. It provides clean, straightforward examples that make learning easy, allowing you to pick up the concepts without fuss. It offers clear code descriptions and layout so that you can get your apps running as soon as possible Although this book covers what's new in Android 7, it is also backwards compatible to cover some of the previous Android releases. What You'll Learn Download, install, and configure the latest software needed for Android app development Work efficiently using an integrated development environment (IDE) Build useful, attractive applications and get them working immediately Create apps with ease using XML markup and drag-and-drop graphical layout editors Use new media and graphics to skin your app so that it has maximum appeal Create advanced apps combining XML, Java and new media content Who This Book Is For If you have a great idea for an Android app, but have never programmed before, then this book is for you. You don’t need to have any previous computer programming skills — as long as you have a desire to learn and you know which end of the mouse is which, the world of Android apps development awaits.

Android App Inventor for the Absolute Beginner

Author: Dr. Lakshmi Prayaga

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285733347

Category: Computers

Page: 320

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Even if you've never tried programming before, Android App Inventor lets you quickly and easily create apps that will run on the Android platform. Whether you're a first-timer or a seasoned application developer, ANDROID APP INVENTOR FOR THE ABSOLUTE BEGINNER has something for you. Beginners will find clear step-by-step instructions and a thorough introduction to this fun and intuitive visual programming environment. Experienced developers will enjoy the coverage of more advanced topics, including various sensors, robotics, and TinyWebDB. Mobile app development is booming; there's never been a better time to get started. With Android App Inventor (free, open source software created by Google and MIT) and this book, you can design an app and upload it to your device in as little as 30 minutes. No prior experience in programming is necessary--and you don't need to be a math or graphics wiz. Get ready for a fun and fascinating introduction to app development with ANDROID APP INVENTOR FOR THE ABSOLUTE BEGINNER.

iPhone and iPad Apps for Absolute Beginners

Author: Rory Lewis,Laurence Moroney

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430263628

Category: Computers

Page: 332

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This update of an Apress bestseller walks you through creating your first app, with plain English and practical examples using the latest iOS 7 software development platform and more. It cuts through the fog of jargon and misinformation that surrounds iPhone and iPad app development, and gives you simple, step-by-step instructions to get you started. Teaches iPhone and iPad apps development in language anyone can understand Provides simple, step-by-step examples that make learning easy, using iOS 7 Offers bonus videos from the author that enable you to follow along—it’s like your own private classroom The iPhone is the hottest gadget of our generation, and much of its success has been fueled by the App Store, Apple’s online marketplace for iPhone apps. Over 1 billion apps were downloaded during the nine months following the launch of the App Store, ranging from the simplest games to the most complex business apps. Everyone has an idea for the next best-selling iPhone app—that’s why you’re reading this now! And with the popularity of the iPad, this demand will just continue to grow.

Java 7 for Absolute Beginners

Author: Jay Bryant

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430236876

Category: Computers

Page: 320

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Java 7 Programming for Absolute Beginners introduces the new core, open source Java Development Kit. Its focus is on practical knowledge and its completeness—it provides all the bits and pieces an utter novice needs to get started programming in Java. It seems as if everyone is writing applications or apps these days for Android, BlackBerry, and the enterprise—it's where the money's at. But, how do they do it? Well, it's best to start by learning Java, one of the most popular programming languages around these days, still. Yes, that's right. This book: Teaches Java development in language anyone can understand, giving you the best possible start Provides simple, step-by-step examples that make learning easy, allowing you to pick up the concepts without fuss Offers clear code descriptions and layout so that you can get your code running as soon as possible

Objective-C for Absolute Beginners

iPhone, iPad and Mac Programming Made Easy

Author: Gary Bennett,Brad Lees,Mitchell Fisher

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 148421904X

Category: Computers

Page: 298

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Learn Objective-C and its latest release, and learn how to mix Swift with it. You have a great idea for an app, but how do you bring it to fruition? With Objective-C, the universal language of iPhone, iPad, and Mac apps. Using a hands-on approach, you'll learn how to think in programming terms, how to use Objective-C to construct program logic, and how to synthesize it all into working apps. Gary Bennett, an experienced app developer and trainer, will guide you on your journey to becoming a successful app developer. Along the way you'll discover the flexibility of Apple’s developer tools If you're looking to take the first step towards App Store success, Objective-C for Absolute Beginners, Third edition is the place to start. What You'll Learn Understand the fundamentals of computer programming: variables, design data structures, and work with file systems Examine the logic of object-oriented programming: how to use classes, objects, and methods Install Xcode and write programs in Objective-C Make OS X applications and iOS apps that do cool stuff the flexibility="" of="" apple’s="" developer="" tools:="" how="" to="" install="" xcode="" and="" write="" programs="" in="" objective-chow="" make="" os="" x="" applications="" or="" ios="" apps="" that="" do="" cool="" stuffp/ppbWho This Book Is For/b/ppAnyone who wants to learn to develop apps for the iPhone, iPad, Mac, or Watch using the Objective-C programming language. No previous programming experience is necessary./p

JavaScript for Absolute Beginners

Author: Terry McNavage

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 9781430272182

Category: Computers

Page: 504

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If you are new to both JavaScript and programming, this hands-on book is for you. Rather than staring blankly at gobbledygook, you'll explore JavaScript by entering and running hundreds of code samples in Firebug, a free JavaScript debugger. Then in the last two chapters, you'll leave the safety of Firebug and hand-code an uber cool JavaScript application in your preferred text editor. Written in a friendly, engaging narrative style, this innovative JavaScript tutorial covers the following essentials: Core JavaScript syntax, such as value types, operators, expressions, and statements provided by ECMAScript. Features for manipulating XHTML, CSS, and events provided by DOM. Object-oriented JavaScript, including prototypal and classical inheritance, deep copy, and mixins. Closure, lazy loading, advance conditional loading, chaining, currying, memoization, modules, callbacks, recursion, and other powerful function techniques. Encoding data with JSON or XML. Remote scripting with JSON-P or XMLHttpRequest Drag-and-drop, animated scrollers, skin swappers, and other cool behaviors. Optimizations to ensure your scripts run snappy. Formatting and naming conventions to prevent you from looking like a greenhorn. New ECMAScript 5, DOM 3, and HTML 5 features such as Object.create(), Function.prototype.bind(), strict mode, querySelector(), querySelectorAll(), and getElementsByClassName(). As you can see, due to its fresh approach, this book is by no means watered down. Therefore, over the course of your journey, you will go from JavaScript beginner to wizard, acquiring the skills recruiters desire.

Mac Programming for Absolute Beginners

Author: Wallace Wang

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430233362

Category: Computers

Page: 416

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Want to learn how to program on your Mac? Not sure where to begin? Best-selling author Wallace Wang will explain how to get started with Cocoa, Objective-C, and Xcode. Whether you are an experienced Windows coder moving to the Mac, or you are completely new to programming, you’ll see how the basic design of a Mac OS X program works, how Objective-C differs from other languages you may have used, and how to use the Xcode development environment. Most importantly, you’ll learn how to use elements of the Cocoa framework to create windows, store data, and respond to users in your own Mac programs. If you want to learn how to develop apps with Cocoa, Objective-C, and Xcode, this book is a great first step. Here are just a few of the things you’ll master along the way: Fundamental programming concepts aided by short, easy-to-understand examples How to use Xcode and related programming tools to save time and work more efficiently A firm understanding of the basics of Objective-C and how it compares to other languages you might know How to create simple apps using the Cocoa framework How to easily design, write, test, and market your finished program With this book and your trusty Mac, you’re well on your way to transforming your Mac app ideas into real applications. What you’ll learn Basic programming concepts illustrated with short, easy-to-understand examples How to use Xcode and related programming tools The basics of Objective-C and how it compares to other languages you might know How to create simple apps using the Cocoa framework Who this book is for Mac users who want to learn programming or Windows developers who are moving to the Mac OS and iOS platforms. No previous programming experience required. Table of Contents Understanding Programming Understanding Apple’s Programming Tools The Basic Steps to Creating a Mac Program Getting Help Learning Objective-C Making Decisions with Branches Repeating Code with Loops Understanding the Cocoa Framework Manipulating Strings Arrays Dictionaries and Sets Creating Classes and Objects Inheritance, Method Overriding, and Events Creating a User Interface Choosing Commands with Buttons Making Choices with Radio Buttons and Check Boxes Making Choices with Pop-Up Buttons Inputting and Outputting Data with Labels, Text Fields, and Combo Boxes Inputting Data with Sliders, Date Pickers, and Steppers Using Built-In Dialog Boxes Creating Pull-Down Menus Designing Your Own Programs Working with Xcode Debugging Your Program

Android Apps with App Inventor

The Fast and Easy Way to Build Android Apps

Author: Jörg H. Kloss

Publisher: Addison-Wesley

ISBN: 0132906562

Category: Computers

Page: 600

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Wi>Android Apps with App Inventor provides hands-on walkthroughs that cover every area of App Inventor development, including the Google and MIT versions of App Inventor. Kloss begins with the absolute basics of program structure, syntax, flow, and function, and then demonstrates simple ways to solve today’s most common mobile development problems. Along the way, you’ll build a dozen real Android apps, from games and geotrackers to navigation systems and news tickers. By the time you’re done, you’ll be comfortable implementing advanced apps and mashups integrating realtime multimedia data from all kinds of Web services with the communication and sensor-based features of your smartphone. Topics covered include Installing and configuring App Inventor Building modern, attractive mobile user interfaces Controlling Android media hardware, including the camera Saving data locally with TinyDB, or in the cloud with TinyWebDB Streamlining and automating phone, text, and email communications Tracking orientation, acceleration, and geoposition Integrating text-to-speech and speech-to-text in your apps Controlling other apps and Web services with ActivityStarter Building mobile mashups by exchanging data with Web APIs Testing your apps for diverse hardware with the Android Emulator Example apps, including multimedia center, online vocabulary trainer, finger painting, squash game, compass, geocacher, navigator, stock market ticker, and many more This book will empower you to explore, experiment, build your skills and confidence, and start writing professional-quality Android apps—for yourself, and for everyone else! Companion files for this title can be found at informit.com/title/9780321812704

Swift 3 for Absolute Beginners

Author: Gary Bennett,Brad Lees

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1484223314

Category: Computers

Page: 322

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Stay motivated and overcome obstacles while learning to use Swift Playgrounds to be a great iOS developer. This book is perfect for those with no programming background, those with some programming experience but no object-oriented experience, or those that have a great idea for an app but haven’t programmed since school, and it is now updated for Swift 3. Many people have a difficult time believing they can learn to write iOS apps. Swift 3 for Absolute Beginners, along with the free, live online training sessions will show you how to do so. You'll learn Object Oriented Programming and be introduced to HealthKit before moving on to write your own iPhone and Watch apps from scratch. Gary Bennett and Brad Lees are full-time professional iOS developers and have developed a broad spectrum of apps for Fortune 500 companies. The authors have taken their combined 12 years of writing apps, teaching online iOS courses, the experience from their first three iOS books, along with their online instruction and free online forum at XcelMe.com to create an excellent training book. What You’ll Learn: · Work with Swift classes, properties, and functions · Examine proper user interface and user experience design · Understand Swift data types: integers, floats, strings, and booleans · Use Swift data collections: arrays and dictionaries · Review Boolean logic, comparing data, and flow control Who This Book Is For Anyone who wants to learn to develop apps for the Mac, iPhone, and iPad, and Watch using the Swift programming language. No previous programming experience is necessary.

Programming Android

Author: Zigurd Mednieks,Laird Dornin,G. Blake Meike,Masumi Nakamura

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449316646

Category: Computers

Page: 542

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Presents instructions for creating Android applications for mobile devices using Java.

Learn Android App Development

Author: Wallace Jackson

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430257474

Category: Computers

Page: 548

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Learn Android App Development is a hands-on tutorial and useful reference. You'll quickly get up to speed and master the Android SDK and the Java that you need for your Android Apps. The Android SDK offers powerful features, and this book is the fastest path to mastering them—and the rest of the Andorid SDK—for programmers with some experience who are new to Android smartphone and tablet apps development. Many books introduce the Android SDK, but very few explain how to develop apps optimally. This book teaches both core Java language concepts and how to wisely but rapidly employ the design patterns and logic using the Android SDK, which is based on Java APIs. You'll also learn best practices that ensure your code will be efficient and perform well. Get an accelerated but complete enough treatment of the fundamentals of Java necessary to get you started. Design your first app using prototyping and other design methods. Build your first Android app using the code given over the course of the book. Finally, debug and distribute your first app on Google Play or other Android app store. After reading this book, you'll have your first app ready and on the app store, earning you the prestige and the money you seek.

Practical Web Design for Absolute Beginners

Author: Adrian W. West

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1484219937

Category: Computers

Page: 470

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Learn the fundamentals of modern web design, rather than relying on CMS programs, such as WordPress or Joomla!. You will be introduced to the essentials of good design and how to optimize for search engines. You will discover how to register a domain name and migrate a website to a remote host. Because you will have built the web pages yourself, you will know exactly how HTML and CSS work. You have will complete control over your websites and their maintenance. Practical Website Design for Absolute Beginners centers around introducing small amounts of new code in short practical chapters and provides many website templates that can be easily adapted for your own websites. Each chapter builds on the templates created in the previous chapter. You are provided with a practical project to complete in most chapters, and taught to produce practical web pages right from the start. In the first chapter you will install and configure a free text editor, then you will produce the structure for your first web page. You will then gradually learn to create more sophisticated and increasingly practical web pages and websites. In this book you will be encouraged by means of a series of achievable goals, and you will be rewarded by the knowledge that you are learning something valuable and really worthwhile. You will not have to plow through daunting chapters of disembodied code theory because the code is described and explained in context within each project. Because each project is fully illustrated, you will see clearly what you are expected to achieve as you create each web page. What You'll Learn Provides instructions for installing a text editor for producing HTML and CSS Shows you step-by-step how to build and test web pages and websites Teaches you how to ensure that your websites are attractive and useful Describes how to make the most effective use of color and images Teaches you the essential features of search engine optimization Shows you how to migrate your website to a remote host Who This Book Is For Practical Website Design for Absolute Beginners is for people who want to begin designing their own websites. It uses a highly motivational, easily assimilated step-by-step approach where you will start learning practical skills from the very first chapter. The book is an excellent choice for people who have computer skills but would also like to learn HTML and CSS. For readers who have little or no knowledge of HTML and CSS, the book will teach enough to complete all the projects in the book.

Swift Game Programming for Absolute Beginners

Author: Arjan Egges

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1484206509

Category: Computers

Page: 380

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"Concepts of game programming are explained well, and no prior knowledge of Swift language programming is required. ... The images and audio provided are professional and clean." William Fahle, Computing Review, May 31, 2016 Swift Game Programming for Absolute Beginners teaches Apple’s Swift language in the context of four, fun and colorful games. Learn the Swift 2.0 language, and learn to create game apps for iOS at the same time – a double win! The four games you’ll develop while reading this book are: Painter Tut’s Tomb Penguin Pairs Tick Tick These four games are casual, arcade-style games representing the aim-and-shoot, casual, puzzle, and platform styles of game play. Professionally developed game assets form part of the book download. You’ll get professionally drawn sprites and imagery that’ll have you proud to show your learning to friends and family. The approach in Swift Game Programming for Absolute Beginners follows the structure of a game rather than the syntax of a language. You’ll learn to create game worlds, manage game objects and game states, define levels for players to pass through, implement animations based upon realistic physics, and much more. Along the way you’ll learn the language, but always in the context of fun and games. Swift is Apple’s new programming language introduced in 2014 to replace Objective-C as the main programming language for iOS devices and Mac OS X. Swift is a must learn language for anyone targeting Apple devices, and Swift Game Programming for Absolute Beginners provides the most fun you’ll ever have in stepping over the threshold toward eventual mastery of the language.

GIMP for Absolute Beginners

Author: Jan Smith,Roman Joost

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430231696

Category: Computers

Page: 352

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GIMP for Absolute Beginners gives us an easy way to use the power of GIMP, and enjoy digital photography and graphics without worrying about application features. GIMP is a powerful open source graphics and digital imaging application with almost all the features of its proprietary counterpart, Photoshop. But many of us are photographers and artists first, and we like to use our tools without having to think about them too much. GIMP for Absolute Beginners gets us to this stage without patronising users who haven't used GIMP before. But what can we actually do with photos and graphical images? These questions are answered in a photo projects chapter as well as a chapter on digital painting: Starting with making small changes to photos and adding information to them to creating paintings and drawings without photographic input. GIMP for Absolute Beginners covers the newest version of GIMP, version 2.8, so you can be sure the book covers the latest GIMP features. **The print version of this book is black & white, but the ebook version is in color on color-enabled devices. **

Android App Development For Dummies

Author: Michael Burton

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119017947

Category: Computers

Page: 432

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The updated edition of the bestselling guide to Android app development If you have ambitions to build an Android app, this hands-on guide gives you everything you need to dig into the development process and turn your great idea into a reality! In this new edition of Android App Development For Dummies, you'll find easy-to-follow access to the latest programming techniques that take advantage of the new features of the Android operating system. Plus, two programs are provided: a simple program to get you started and an intermediate program that uses more advanced aspects of the Android platform. Android mobile devices currently account for nearly 80% of mobile phone market share worldwide, making it the best platform to reach the widest possible audience. With the help of this friendly guide, developers of all stripes will quickly find out how to install the tools they need, design a good user interface, grasp the design differences between phone and tablet applications, handle user input, avoid common pitfalls, and turn a "meh" app into one that garners applause. Create seriously cool apps for the latest Android smartphones and tablets Adapt your existing apps for use on an Android device Start working with programs and tools to create Android apps Publish your apps to the Google Play Store Whether you're a new or veteran programmer, Android App Development For Dummies will have you up and running with the ins and outs of the Android platform in no time.

The Beginner's Guide to Android Game Development

Author: James S. Cho

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781908689269

Category: Android (Electronic resource)

Page: 438

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Android Game Development Made Easy. If you've always wanted to make Android games but didn't know where to start, this book is for you. Whether you are an absolute beginner with no programming experience or an experienced Java developer wanting to get started with game development, this comprehensive book will help you accomplish your goals and teach you how to build your own games from scratch-no game engines needed. In this beginner-friendly guide, you will find focused, step-by-step approaches designed to help you learn and practice one fundamental concept at a time. You will study Java and write object-oriented applications. You will experiment with the building blocks of Android and create fun, interactive 2D games with touch controls. You will even learn how to integrate social features such as a global leaderboard and publish your game to be shared with the billion Android users across the world. This book provides access to an extensive library of sample Java and Android game projects via its companion website so that you can continue learning on your own and grow as a game programmer. With this up-to-date guide in your hand, you will be able to successfully navigate common pitfalls and get up and running with your own projects in no time. Tested on Android Lollipop. All the code in the book has been tested on the Android Lollipop SDK (5.0), and is available under the open source MIT license at the book s companion site. Table of Contents: *Unit 1: Java Basics *Chapter 1: The Fundamentals of Programming, *Chapter 2: Beginning Java, *Chapter 3: Designing Better Objects, *Unit 2: Java Game Development, *Chapter 4: Laying the Foundations, *Chapter 5: Keeping It Simple, *Chapter 6: The Next Level, *Unit 3: Android Game Development, *Chapter 7: Beginning Android Development, *Chapter 8: The Android Game Framework, *Chapter 9: Building the Game, *Unit 4: Finishing Touches, * Chapter 10: Releasing Your Game, *Chapter 11: Continuing the Journey