By Helder Vasconcelos

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

About This Book

  • Construct scalable and performant purposes to use multi-thread asynchronous techniques
  • Explore the high-level Android asynchronous constructs to be had at the Android SDK
  • Choose the main applicable asynchronous strategy to enforce your subsequent remarkable feature

Who This publication Is For

This ebook is for Android builders who are looking to how you can 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 ebook can 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 publication will consultant you thru the main uncomplicated and complex asynchronous constructs utilized in Android programming.

What you'll Learn

  • Get acquainted with the android procedure version and low-level concurrent constructs added through the Android SDK
  • Use AsyncTask and loader framework to load facts within the history, supplying development ends up in the meantime
  • Create companies that engage along with your task with out compromising the UI rendering
  • Learn the operating of Android concurrency at the local Layer
  • Interact with close by units over Bluetooth and WiFi communications channels
  • Create and compose projects with RxJava to execute advanced asynchronous paintings in a predictable way
  • Get familiar with using the Android Loader build to convey up to date results

In Detail

Asynchronous programming has bought monstrous value in Android programming, specifically once we need to make use of the variety of autonomous processing devices (cores) to be had at the latest Android units. With this consultant on your palms you’ll have the capacity to carry the facility of Asynchronous programming for your personal initiatives, and make your Android apps extra robust than ever before!

To begin with, we are going to talk about the main points of the Android approach version and the Java Low point Concurrent Framework, added by means of Android SDK. we are going to additionally advisor you thru the high-level Android-specific constructs on hand at the SDK: Handler, AsyncTask, and Loader. subsequent, we are going to speak about the production of IntentServices, sure prone and exterior prone, that may run within the historical past even if the person isn't really interacting with it. additionally, you will observe AlarmManager and JobScheduler APIs, that are used to time table and defer paintings with no sacrificing the battery existence. In a extra complicated part, you'll create historical past projects which are capable of execute CPU-intensive projects in a local code-making use of the Android NDK. you'll be then guided during the means of interacting with distant providers asynchronously utilizing the HTTP protocol or Google GCM Platform. utilizing the EventBus library, we are going to additionally exhibit find out how to use the Publish-Subscribe software program trend to simplify communique among the several Android program elements by way 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 means. Asynchronous Android might help you to construct well-behaved purposes with delicate responsive consumer 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 instances. every one asynchronous subject is defined sequentially, from the main uncomplicated and low-level to the extra complex, utilizing concise and powerful language. a few lifecycle flows and ideas function illustrations that can assist you comprehend the advanced interactions among Android entities.

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