Smashing Android UI: Responsive User Interfaces and Design Patterns for Android Phones and Tablets

By Juhani Lehtimaki

Designers and builders, create smashing apps for Android devices

If you are constructing functions for Android smartphones and capsules, you recognize it's not sufficient simply to create the app. the appliance needs to be intuitive, good laid out, and straightforward to take advantage of. Smashing Android UI indicates you simply how you can do this. beginning with simple elements, this functional, full-color publication exhibits you ways to create scalable layouts, utilize adaptive layouts and fragments, persist with Android layout most sensible practices, and layout glossy, intuitive person interfaces utilizing Android UI layout patterns.

One of the latest courses within the excellent Smashing Magazine booklet sequence, this e-book takes you past the fundamentals with specialist thoughts and leading edge principles. study shrewdpermanent ideas that can assist you stay away from pitfalls whereas construction apps which could scale as much as a mess of attainable Android device-and-browser combinations.

  • Teaches sensible innovations for constructing and designing functions that paintings on all Android telephones and drugs
  • Helps builders who've Android adventure, yet now not unavoidably layout event, in addition to designers who are looking to stick to Android layout most sensible practices and styles
  • Starts with easy methods to use uncomplicated elements after which strikes directly to construction scalable layouts
  • Covers adaptive layouts and fragments, responsive layout, and the way to layout person interfaces utilizing Android UI layout patterns

Smashing Android UI: Responsive Android UI and layout styles for telephones and Tablets is helping you create apps for the most well liked factor in technology--Android devices!

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Site Reliability Engineering: How Google Runs Production Systems

By Betsy Beyer, Chris Jones, Jennifer Petoff, Niall Richard Murphy

The vast majority of a software program system’s lifespan is spent in use, no longer in layout or implementation. So, why does traditional knowledge insist that software program engineers concentration totally on the layout and improvement of large-scale computing systems?

In this number of essays and articles, key participants of Google’s website Reliability crew clarify how and why their dedication to the complete lifecycle has enabled the corporate to effectively construct, installation, display screen, and retain a number of the biggest software program structures on the earth. You’ll examine the foundations and practices that allow Google engineers to make structures extra scalable, trustworthy, and efficient—lessons without delay acceptable in your organization.

This e-book is split into 4 sections:

  • Introduction—Learn what website reliability engineering is and why it differs from traditional IT practices
  • Principles—Examine the styles, behaviors, and components of outrage that effect the paintings of a website reliability engineer (SRE)
  • Practices—Understand the idea and perform of an SRE’s day by day paintings: construction and working huge dispensed computing systems
  • Management—Explore Google's top practices for education, communique, and conferences that your company can use

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Decompiling Android

By Godfrey Nolan

Decompiling Android looks on the reasons why Android apps could be decompiled to recuperate their resource code, what it capacity to Android builders and the way you could shield your code from prying eyes. this can be additionally for you to see how strong and undesirable Android apps are built and the way to benefit from them in construction your individual apps.

this can be turning into an more and more very important subject because the Android market grows and builders are unwittingly liberating the apps with plenty of again doorways permitting humans to very likely receive bank card details and database logins to back-end platforms, as they don’t observe how effortless it really is to decompile their Android code.      

  • In intensity exam of the Java and Android classification dossier buildings
  • Tools and methods for decompiling Android apps
  • Tools and strategies for safeguarding your Android apps

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Introduction to Game Design, Prototyping, and Development: From Concept to Playable Game with Unity and C#

Learn online game layout, Prototyping, and Programming with Today’s major instruments: solidarity™ and C#


Award-winning online game dressmaker and professor Jeremy Gibson has spent the decade educating video game layout and dealing as an autonomous video game developer. through the years, his so much winning scholars have continually been those that successfully mixed video game layout conception, concrete rapid-prototyping practices, and programming skills.


Introduction to video game layout, Prototyping, and improvement is the 1st time that every one 3 of those disciplines were introduced jointly right into a unmarried publication. it's a distillation of every little thing that Gibson has realized instructing 1000's of video game designers and builders in his years on the number one collage video games software in North the USA. It totally integrates the disciplines of video game layout and machine programming and is helping you grasp the an important perform of iterative prototyping utilizing harmony. because the best online game engine for cross-platform video game improvement, team spirit permits you to write a video game as soon as and bring it to every thing from home windows, OS X, and Linux functions to webpages and the entire most well-liked cellular platforms.


If you must strengthen video games, you wish powerful event with smooth top practices instruments. There’s no alternative. There’s no shortcut. yet you may get what you would like during this book.



  • In-depth tutorials for 8 various video game prototypes
  • Developing new online game layout concepts
  • Moving speedy from layout recommendations to operating electronic prototypes
  • Improving your designs via swift iteration
  • Playtesting your video games and reading the suggestions that you just receive
  • Tuning video games to get the fitting “game stability” and “game feel”
  • Developing with harmony, today’s most sensible engine for self reliant video game development
  • Learning C# the appropriate way
  • Using Agile and Scrum to successfully arrange your video game layout and improvement process
  • Debugging your online game code
  • Getting into the hugely aggressive, fast-changing video game industry

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OCaml from the Very Beginning

By John Whitington

In OCaml from the Very starting John Whitington takes a no-prerequisites method of instructing a contemporary general-purpose programming language. each one small, self-contained bankruptcy introduces a brand new subject, construction until eventually the reader can write really titanic courses. there are many questions and, crucially, labored solutions and hints.

OCaml from the Very starting will charm either to new programmers, and skilled programmers wanting to discover useful languages corresponding to OCaml. it really is compatible either for formal use inside an undergraduate or graduate curriculum, and for the beginner.

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PHP Master: Write Cutting Edge Code

By Davey Shafik, Lorna Mitchell

PHP Master is tailored for the Hypertext Preprocessor developer who is fascinated with taking their server-side functions to the subsequent point and who desires to quite continue prior to the sport by means of adhering to most sensible perform, applying the simplest object-oriented programming thoughts, wrapping initiatives in layers of safety and making sure their code is doing its activity perfectly.

  • Create specialist, dynamic purposes in response to an object-oriented programming blueprint
  • Learn complex functionality overview suggestions for max web site efficiency
  • Brush up at the top checking out tips on how to refine your code and hold your functions watertight
  • Protect your web site opposed to assaults and vulnerabilities with the newest safeguard systems
  • Plug in to a couple critical performance with PHP's APIs and libraries

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    Android Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide (2nd Edition)

    By Bill Phillips, Chris Stewart

    Android Programming: the massive Nerd Ranch Guide is an introductory Android publication for programmers with Java experience.

    Based on sizeable Nerd Ranch's well known Android Bootcamp path, this consultant will lead you thru the desolate tract utilizing hands-on instance apps mixed with transparent causes of key recommendations and APIs. This booklet specializes in sensible recommendations for constructing apps suitable with Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) and up, together with insurance of Lollipop and fabric design.

    Write and run code each step of how, developing apps that combine with different Android apps, obtain and reveal images from the net, play sounds, and extra. each one bankruptcy and app has been designed and verified to supply the data and adventure you want to start in Android development.

    Big Nerd Ranch focuses on constructing and designing cutting edge purposes for consumers around the globe. Our specialists train others via our books, bootcamps, and onsite education. even if it really is Android, iOS, Ruby and Ruby on Rails, Cocoa, Mac OS X, JavaScript, HTML5 or UX/UI, we have now you covered.

    The Android group is continually enhancing and updating Android Studio and different instruments. for this reason, many of the directions we offer within the e-book are not any longer right. you'll find an addendum addressing breaking adjustments at:


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    Pragmatic Guide to Sass

    By Hampton Catlin, Michael Lintorn Catlin

    CSS is key to the internet, yet it is a uncomplicated language and lacks many beneficial properties. Sass is rather like CSS, yet with loads of additional energy so that you can get extra performed, extra speedy. construct larger websites this day with Pragmatic advisor to Sass. those concise, easy-to-digest counsel and methods are the shortcuts skilled CSS builders have to commence constructing in Sass today.

    Written by way of Sass author Hampton Catlin and Michael Lintorn Catlin, Pragmatic advisor to Sass indicates you ways to you to enhance your CSS, from the fundamentals to complicated subject matters, from first set up to polishing up your buttons. you will see how you can code the proper means in Sass due to brief, transparent examples. Two-page spreads convey the reason on one facet and code examples at the different. you are going to find out how to increase your pages in minutes.

    you can still practice remarkable feats of CSS together with utilizing variables, calculating layouts, and enhancing shades. Did you ever need to make a colour 10% much less saturated? we will enable you do this while not having a calculator.

    Plus, know about Compass, Sass's library of rigorously equipped hacks, reusable elements, and frameworks. how you can shortcut cross-browser matters and boost mixins for shortening textual content and making lists extra fascinating. you will ask yourself the way you spent all these years styling websites with no it!

    Make issues even more straightforward with Blueprint, and observe how you can use its predefined sessions for you to practice on your site. From selector scoping to bundling, debugging, and designing customized capabilities, Pragmatic consultant to Sass may also help you construct the pages you have consistently wanted.

    What You Need:

    An install of Sass and Compass

    a few uncomplicated command line knowledge

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    The Elements of Programming Style (2nd Edition)

    By Brian W. Kernighan, P. J. Plauger

    The weather of Programming type, through Brian W. Kernighan and P. J. Plauger, is a research of programming variety, advocating the suggestion that laptop courses can be written not just to fulfill the compiler or own programming "style", but additionally for "readability" by means of people, particularly software program upkeep engineers, programmers and technical writers.

    The booklet can pay specific homage, in identify and tone, to the weather of fashion, via Strunk & White and is taken into account a pragmatic template selling Edsger Dijkstra's dependent programming discussions. it's been influential and has spawned a chain of comparable texts adapted to person languages, akin to the weather of C Programming sort, the weather of C# type, the weather of Java(TM) type, the weather of MATLAB kind, etc.

    The publication is outfitted on brief examples from real, released courses in programming textbooks. This leads to a realistic therapy instead of an summary or educational dialogue. the fashion is diplomatic and customarily sympathetic in its feedback, and unabashedly sincere as well— many of the examples with which it unearths fault are from the authors' personal paintings (one instance within the moment version is from the 1st edition).

    Modern readers may perhaps locate it a shortcoming that its examples use older procedural programming languages (Fortran and PL/I) that are rather diversified from these well known this present day. (Few of today's renowned languages were invented whilst this ebook was once written.) although, the various book's issues that normally predicament stylistic and structural matters go beyond the main points of specific languages.

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    Unboxing Android USB: A hands on approach with real world examples

    By Rajaram Regupathy

    While you are a multimedia developer on Android platform you wish USB for media move or playback audio. This booklet explores MTP and USB Audio in either USB machine and USB host mode.

    If you're an middle developer who paintings on charging you must comprehend USB charging specification that is defined within the book,

    If you're a networking developer drawn to tethering, USB performs a task utilizing RNDIS specification that's defined within the book

    If you're an software developer attracted to dealing with USB units in from an Android platform, this e-book explores Android USB provider framework which manages USB functionalities

    Last no longer the least, Android Debug Bridge (ADB) the debugging software of Android is over USB and data of its internals is a outline price upload for any program or platform developer.  This e-book information the inner of ABD until eventually the kernel level.

    Thus this publication covers every thing approximately USB on Android from various USB sessions supported in gadget mode to the USB host framework that manages USB machine hooked up to an Android platform. each one bankruptcy will clarify USB classification specification sooner than exploring how the performance (class) is carried out in Android. this provides a fresh point of view for you as a reader on what the USB specification calls for and the way it applied in Android.

    What you will learn

    • Understand Android USB framework from APIs to the kernel layer and permit boost USB program development.
    • Learn all significant USB functionalities through exploring the USB category specification no longer coated in any of the USB books
    • Learn the newly brought Android Open accent (AOA) Protocol and discover constructing NFC reader utilizing AOA protocol.
    • Learn serious alterations within the Android USB framework among assorted Android versions.
    • Learn how USB charging works with rationalization from the USB Battery Specification.
    • Learn the way to change among MTP to Mass garage and vice versa to proportion garage to host PC.

    Who this publication is for

    • The fundamental audiences of this ebook are software builders and engineers who do fingers on paintings with Android.  This booklet is for an program developer who has an APP inspiration with USB and wonders find out how to enforce it. This ebook could be a distinct consultant for the developer and support him/her to regulate USB on Android.
    • With the e-book masking from APIs to the Linux kernel, middle platform builders reveals it effortless to place info aspect to debug. hence center Android platform builders engaged on USB, Audio, media and others are the following basic audiences of the book.
    • Technical Managers or Architects or senior managers who search for eagle eye view of a method, are the secondary audiences of the ebook. The e-book will let them to appreciate the various blocks of the Android USB subsystem and could support plan and estimate complexity involved.
    • Student and engineers can use this ebook as a do it your self reference publication because the publication explains assorted blocks the Android USB framework from program point to the kernel. scholars can use comparable learn method of related Android framework.

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