Android for Java Developers

Marko Gargenta (PlusPlus)
Location: E145/E146
Please note: to attend, your registration must include Tutorials.
Average rating: ****.
(4.34, 32 ratings)

While Android programming is based on Java, there are some important philosophical differences and Android-specific constructs to consider. Android for Java Developers is an action-packed, hands-on presentation that takes you through the anatomy of an Android application. The sample application includes most major Android building blocks (Activities, Intents, Services, Broadcast Receivers, Content Providers) to illustrate the philosophy of Android application development. It assumes basic Java knowledge.

NOTE: We recommend that attendees of this tutorial install Android SDK and Eclipse. Instructions for that are here:

Alternatively, we have a complete preconfigured Ubuntu virtual machine with everything you need to start developing for Android available at: (~1.4GB).
Requires VMWare Player.

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Marko Gargenta


Building Twitter @University; Co-founded Marakana (acquired by Twitter); Author of Learning Android and Android Bootcamp; Five times speaker at OSCON

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Bryce Baril
07/20/2010 6:57am PDT

This is exactly the type of thing I go to OSCON for. A great hands-on that removed that barrier to entry and makes getting started a downhill process.

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Marko Gargenta
07/20/2010 3:52am PDT

Slides from the tutorial are available here: Android for Java Developers

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Kris Read
07/20/2010 2:22am PDT

Best one so far, so well prepared, great speaker, educational, interesting, exactly as advertised.

Ivana Vujosevic
07/19/2010 11:01am PDT

Good tutorial!

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