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Build feature-rich, reliable Android Pie apps with the help of more than 100 proven industry standard recipes and strategies. Key Features Uncover the latest features in Android 9 Pie to make your applications stand out Develop Android Pie applications with the latest mobile technologies, from set up to security Get up-to-speed with Android Studio 3 and its impressive new features Book Description The Android OS has the largest installation base of any operating system in the world. There has never been a better time to learn Android development to write your own applications, or to make your own contributions to the open source community! With this extensively updated cookbook, you'll find solutions for working with the user interfaces, multitouch gestures, location awareness, web services, and device features such as the phone, camera, and accelerometer. You also get useful steps on packaging your app for the Android Market. Each recipe provides a clear solution and sample code you can use in your project from the outset. Whether you are writing your first app or your hundredth, this is a book that you will come back to time and time again, with its many tips and tricks on the rich features of Android Pie. What you will learn Develop applications using the latest Android framework while maintaining backward-compatibility with the support library Create engaging applications using knowledge gained from recipes on graphics, animations, and multimedia Work through succinct steps on specifics that will help you complete your project faster Add location awareness to your own app with examples using the latest Google Play services API Utilize Google Speech Recognition APIs for your app Who this book is for If you are new to Android development and want to take a hands-on approach to learning the framework, or if you are an experienced developer in need of clear working code to solve the many challenges in Android development, you will benefit from this book. Either way, this is a resource you'll want to keep on your desk as a quick reference to help you solve new problems as you tackle more challenging projects.
Learn all the Java and Android skills you need to start making powerful mobile applications with practical and actionable steps Key Features Kick-start your Android programming career, or just have fun publishing apps to the Google Play marketplace A first-principles introduction to Java, via Android, which means you'll be able to start building your own applications from scratch Learn by example and build four real-world apps and dozens of mini-apps throughout the book Book Description Are you trying to start a career in programming, but haven't found the right way in? Do you have a great idea for an app, but don't know how to make it a reality? Or maybe you're just frustrated that in order to learn Android, you must know Java. If so, then this book is for you. This new and expanded second edition of Android Programming for Beginners will be your companion to create Android Pie applications from scratch. We will introduce you to all the fundamental concepts of programming in an Android context, from the basics of Java to working with the Android API. All examples use the up-to-date API classes, and are created from within Android Studio, the official Android development environment that helps supercharge your application development process. After this crash course, we'll dive deeper into Android programming and you'll learn how to create applications with a professional-standard UI through fragments and store your user's data with SQLite. In addition, you'll see how to make your apps multilingual, draw to the screen with a finger, and work with graphics, sound, and animations too. By the end of this book, you'll be ready to start building your own custom applications in Android and Java. What you will learn Master the fundamentals of coding Java for Android Pie Install and set up your Android development environment Build functional user interfaces with the Android Studio visual designer Add user interaction, data captures, sound, and animation to your apps Manage your apps' data using the built-in Android SQLite database Find out about the design patterns used by professionals to make top-grade applications Build, deploy, and publish real Android applications to the Google Play marketplace Who this book is for This book is for you if you are completely new to Java, Android, or programming and want to make Android applications. This book also acts as a refresher for those who already have experience of using Java on Android to advance their knowledge and make fast progress through the early projects.
The Nuclear Effect of Computer Malware focuses on the destructive malware that is specifically designed to target industrial computer-controlled systems. Aimed at students on operations management, supply chain, logistics and business systems courses, this case will provide vital knowledge about malware and computer-controlled systems.The Nuclear Effect of Computer Malware offers the reader vital information about legacy industrial control systems. It presents and explains useful and essential definitions such as the blue screen of death (BSOD) and zero-day vulnerability. The questions and suggested answers at the end give students and practitioners the guidance toward implementing change.Register for a Kogan Page account at check-out to access and download your PDF after purchasing. You'll also have an opportunity to sign up when receiving your purchase confirmation email.
Real World Effects of Cyber-Attacks highlights the misconceptions of cyber-crime and cyber-attacks. Looking at mechanisms of advanced cyber-attack and their effect on production companies, it analyses actions which production companies can take to secure their systems.Real World Effects of Cyber-Attacks is based on a real attack on a steel plant that resulted in significant damage to the company. Aimed at students on operations management courses, the case examines examples of computer-controlled industrial equipment. The author looks at the lack of security and various legacy systems that are connected to unsecured networks and gives vital advice on how to mitigate the issues that arise.Register for a Kogan Page account at check-out to access and download your PDF after purchasing. You'll also have an opportunity to sign up when receiving your purchase confirmation email.
The first time that Apple, Google and Microsoft found themselves sharing the same digital space was 1998. They were radically different companies and they would subsequently fight a series of pitched battles for control of different parts of the digital landscape. They could not know of the battles to come. But they would be world-changing.This new edition of Digital Wars looks at each of these battles in turn. Accessible and comprehensive, it analyses the very different cultures of the three companies and assesses exactly who are the victors on each front. Thoroughly updated to include information on the latest developments and rising competitors Samsung, it also include a completely new chapter on how China moved from being the assembly plant for music players and smartphones, to becoming the world's biggest smartphone business.
Refine your Python programming skills and build professional grade applications with this comprehensive guide Key Features Create manageable code that can run in various environments with different sets of dependencies Implement effective Python data structures and algorithms to write optimized code Discover the exciting new features of Python 3.7 Book Description Python is a dynamic programming language that's used in a wide range of domains thanks to its simple yet powerful nature. Although writing Python code is easy, making it readable, reusable, and easy to maintain is challenging. Complete with best practices, useful tools, and standards implemented by professional Python developers, the third edition of Expert Python Programming will help you overcome this challenge. The book will start by taking you through the new features in Python 3.7. You'll then learn the advanced components of Python syntax, in addition to understanding how to apply concepts of various programming paradigms, including object-oriented programming, functional programming, and event-driven programming. This book will also guide you through learning the best naming practices, writing your own distributable Python packages, and getting up to speed with automated ways of deploying your software on remote servers. You'll discover how to create useful Python extensions with C, C++, Cython, and CFFI. Furthermore, studying about code management tools, writing clear documentation, and exploring test-driven development will help you write clean code. By the end of the book, you will have become an expert in writing efficient and maintainable Python code. What you will learn Explore modern ways of setting up repeatable and consistent development environments Package Python code effectively for community and production use Learn modern syntax elements of Python programming such as f-strings, enums, and lambda functions Demystify metaprogramming in Python with metaclasses Write concurrent code in Python Extend Python with code written in different languages Integrate Python with code written in different languages Who this book is for This book will appeal to you if you're a programmer looking to take your Python knowledge to the next level by writing efficient code and learning the latest features of version 3.7 and above.
FINALIST: Business Book Awards 2019 - Leadership CategoryBusiness leaders' audiences - their customers, competitors and employees alike - live and breathe social media. In our hyperconnected culture, social media is the glue that allows us to stay connected to communities, products and brands. If your customers are on social media, along with your competition, then shouldn't you be there too? Get Social untangles the social media folklore and gets to the point of how business leaders and aspiring leaders can personally use social media to get real business results. Leaders who use social media platforms right have been shown to be more connected to their customers and employees, they gather major market research advantage by being part of the social conversation and they embody their brand message thus connecting with people on an authentic level.Get Social guides you through what you need to know about social media, and how it connects to your wider business strategy and the bottom line. Michelle Carvill helps you to identify how you can find your voice through all the different platforms and consistently be the leader you want to be. Along with a social CEO health check, Get Social offers invaluable templates, content plans and profiles of successful social media savvy CEOs. This book will give you all the tools you need to successfully launch yourself in the social conversation and see immediate results for your career and business.
Learn dynamic programming with Julia to build apps for data analysis, visualization, machine learning, and the web Key Features Leverage Julia's high speed and efficiency to build fast, efficient applications Perform supervised and unsupervised machine learning and time series analysis Tackle problems concurrently and in a distributed environment Book Description Julia offers the high productivity and ease of use of Python and R with the lightning-fast speed of C++. There's never been a better time to learn this language, thanks to its large-scale adoption across a wide range of domains, including fintech, biotech and artificial intelligence (AI). You will begin by learning how to set up a running Julia platform, before exploring its various built-in types. This Learning Path walks you through two important collection types: arrays and matrices. You'll be taken through how type conversions and promotions work, and in further chapters you'll study how Julia interacts with operating systems and other languages. You'll also learn about the use of macros, what makes Julia suitable for numerical and scientific computing, and how to run external programs. Once you have grasped the basics, this Learning Path goes on to how to analyze the Iris dataset using DataFrames. While building a web scraper and a web app, you'll explore the use of functions, methods, and multiple dispatches. In the final chapters, you'll delve into machine learning, where you'll build a book recommender system. By the end of this Learning Path, you'll be well versed with Julia and have the skills you need to leverage its high speed and efficiency for your applications. This Learning Path includes content from the following Packt products: Julia 1.0 Programming - Second Edition by Ivo Balbaert Julia Programming Projects by Adrian Salceanu What you will learn Create your own types to extend the built-in type system Visualize your data in Julia with plotting packages Explore the use of built-in macros for testing and debugging Integrate Julia with other languages such as C, Python, and MATLAB Analyze and manipulate datasets using Julia and DataFrames Develop and run a web app using Julia and the HTTP package Build a recommendation system using supervised machine learning Who this book is for If you are a statistician or data scientist who wants a quick course in the Julia programming language while building big data applications, this Learning Path is for you. Basic knowledge of mathematics and programming is a must.
New edition of the bestselling guide to building an effective mobile app architecture with Xamarin.Forms 4 that maximizes the overall quality of apps. Key Features Updated for Xamarin.Forms 4 Packed with real-world scenarios and solutions to help you build professional grade mobile apps with Xamarin.Forms Includes design patterns and best practice techniques that every mobile developer should know Book Description Discover how to extend and build upon the components of the most recent version of Xamarin.Forms to develop an effective, robust mobile app architecture. This new edition features Xamarin.Forms 4 updates, including CollectionView and RefreshView, new coverage of client-side validation, and updates on how to implement user authentication. Mastering Xamarin.Forms, Third Edition is one of the few Xamarin books structured around the development of a simple app from start to finish, beginning with a basic Xamarin.Forms app and going step by step through several advanced topics to create a solution architecture rich with the benefits of good design patterns and best practices. This book introduces a core separation between the app's user interface and the app's business logic by applying the MVVM pattern and data binding, and then focuses on building a layer of plugin-like services that handle platform-specific utilities such as navigation and geo-location, as well as how to loosely use these services in the app with inversion of control and dependency injection. You'll connect the app to a live web-based API and set up offline synchronization before testing the app logic through unit testing. Finally, you will learn how to add monitoring to your Xamarin.Forms projects to track crashes and analytics and gain a proactive edge on quality. What you will learn Find out how, when, and why to use architecture patterns and best practices with Xamarin.Forms Implement the Model-View-ViewModel (MVVM) pattern and data binding in Xamarin.Forms mobile apps Incorporate client-side validation in Xamarin.Forms mobile apps Extend the Xamarin.Forms navigation API with a custom ViewModel-centric navigation service Leverage the inversion of control and dependency injection patterns in Xamarin.Forms mobile apps Work with online and offline data in Xamarin.Forms mobile apps Use platform-specific APIs to build rich custom user interfaces in Xamarin.Forms mobile apps Explore how to monitor mobile app quality using Visual Studio App Center Who this book is for This book is intended for .NET developers who are familiar with Xamarin mobile application development and the open source Xamarin.Forms toolkit. If you have already started working with Xamarin.Forms and want to take your app to the next level, making it more maintainable, testable and flexible, then this book is for you.
Everyone knows that social media is free, millennials are all adept social media experts, that businesses always have to be available 24/7 and ultimately none of it really matters, as the digital space is full of fake news and online messaging is seen as inauthentic. Don't they?The use of social media as a business tool is dominated by falsehoods, fictions and fabrications. In Myths of Social Media, digital consultant Michelle Carvill and workplace psychologist Ian MacRae dismiss many of the most keenly-held misconceptions and instead, present the reality of social media best practice. Using helpful and instructive, sometimes entertaining and occasionally eye-watering examples of what you should and should not do, Myths of Social Media debunks the most commonly held myths and shows you how to use social media effectively for work and at work.