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Android in Practice by Michael Galpin, Charlie Collins, Matthias Kaeppler

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Chapter 2. Android application fundamentals

In this chapter

  • Core building blocks
  • The application manifest
  • Working with resources, layouts, views, and widgets
  • Adapters, intents, and intent filters

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To build solid Android applications you need to start with the basics. It’s the same with learning any technology, skill, or sport. This is the point where a basketball coach would give the speech about learning to dribble and pass, before trying to perfect the alley-oop. Advanced techniques will come, but they’re built on a basis of mastering the fundamentals.

To that end, in this chapter we’ll focus on the core building blocks of Android application development. ...

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