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Efficient Android Threading

Asynchronous Processing Techniques for Android Applications

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Publisher:O'Reilly Media
Series: OReilly
Author:Anders Goransson
Published:Jun 13 2014
Posted:Nov 19 2014
Book format:PDF
Book size:18.01 MB

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Multithreading is essential if you want to create an Android app with a great user experience, but how do you know which techniques can help solve your problem? This practical book describes many asynchronous mechanisms available in the Android SDK, and provides guidelines for selecting the ones most appropriate for the app you're building.Author Anders Goransson demonstrates the advantages and disadvantages of each technique, with sample code and detailed explanations for using it efficiently. The first part of the book describes the building blocks of asynchronous processing, and the second part covers Android libraries and constructs for developing fast, responsive, and well-structured apps.Understand multithreading basics in Java and on the Android platformLearn how threads communicate within and between processesUse strategies to reduce the risk of memory leaksManage the lifecycle of a basic threadRun tasks sequentially in the background with HandlerThreadUse Java's Executor Framework to control or cancel threadsHandle background task execution with AsyncTask and IntentServiceAccess content providers with AsyncQueryHandlerUse loaders to update the UI with new data

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