By Helder Vasconcelos

Unlock the ability of multi-core cellular units to construct responsive and reactive Android applications

About This Book

  • Construct scalable and performant functions to exploit multi-thread asynchronous techniques
  • Explore the high-level Android asynchronous constructs on hand at the Android SDK
  • Choose the main acceptable asynchronous strategy to enforce your subsequent striking feature

Who This e-book Is For

This e-book is for Android builders who are looking to construct multithreaded and trustworthy Android purposes utilizing high-level and complex asynchronous recommendations and ideas. No past wisdom of concurrent and asynchronous programming is needed. This e-book may also be nice for Java specialists who're new to Android.

Whether you're a newbie at Android improvement or a pro Android programmer, this ebook will advisor you thru the main uncomplicated and complicated asynchronous constructs utilized in Android programming.

What you are going to Learn

  • Get conversant in the android approach version and low-level concurrent constructs brought through the Android SDK
  • Use AsyncTask and loader framework to load facts within the historical past, providing growth leads to the meantime
  • Create prone that have interaction together with your job with no compromising the UI rendering
  • Learn the operating of Android concurrency at the local Layer
  • Interact with within sight units over Bluetooth and WiFi communications channels
  • Create and compose projects with RxJava to execute advanced asynchronous paintings in a predictable way
  • Get conversant in using the Android Loader build to convey up to date results

In Detail

Asynchronous programming has got significant value in Android programming, specifically after we need to make use of the variety of self sustaining processing devices (cores) on hand at the most up-to-date Android units. With this advisor on your fingers you’ll be capable to convey the facility of Asynchronous programming on your personal initiatives, and make your Android apps extra strong than ever before!

To commence with, we'll speak about the main points of the Android approach version and the Java Low point Concurrent Framework, introduced by means of Android SDK. we'll additionally consultant you thru the high-level Android-specific constructs on hand at the SDK: Handler, AsyncTask, and Loader. subsequent, we'll speak about the production of IntentServices, certain providers and exterior providers, that can run within the history even if the consumer isn't interacting with it. additionally, you will notice AlarmManager and JobScheduler APIs, that are used to time table and defer paintings with out sacrificing the battery lifestyles. In a extra complex section, you are going to create historical past initiatives which are capable of execute CPU-intensive initiatives in a local code-making use of the Android NDK. you may be then guided during the strategy of interacting with distant prone asynchronously utilizing the HTTP protocol or Google GCM Platform. utilizing the EventBus library, we are going to additionally exhibit the best way to use the Publish-Subscribe software program trend to simplify verbal exchange among different Android program elements by means of decoupling the development manufacturer from occasion consumer.

Finally, we'll introduce RxJava, a favored asynchronous Java framework used to compose paintings in a concise and reactive manner. Asynchronous Android may also help you to construct well-behaved functions with soft responsive person interfaces that pride the clients with quickly effects and information that’s regularly fresh.

Style and approach

This easy-to-follow consultant is filled with code examples of real-world use situations. each one asynchronous subject is defined sequentially, from the main easy and low-level to the extra complex, utilizing concise and potent language. a few lifecycle flows and ideas characteristic illustrations that will help you comprehend the advanced interactions among Android entities.

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