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Android Concurrency

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Mastering concurrency is critical to developing software with the performance and responsiveness you and your users expect and this is especially true in Android mobile development. On Android, interruptions are more frequent and abrupt, and concurrency involves ordering user-visible events and synchronizing with component and process lifecycles, not just ensuring "thread ...more
Paperback, 1st edition, 224 pages
Published June 24th 2016 by Addison-Wesley Professional (first published December 1st 2015)
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Dec 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A thorough coverage of how concurrency occurs in Android apps. The peek under the hood of Android apps in terms of various kinds of components, starting of app processes, and how an app is started in Chapter 2 will be really helpful for folks who want to dig deep into how Android apps works; of course, more digging is required beyond this chapter/book :) The coverage of AsyncTask and various threading concerns such as UI/main vs non-UI, local vs remote services, and marshalling is pretty detaile ...more
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Jun 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Short and easy book to understand concurrency in Android (Java language).
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This is a fantastic book. It's one of the best programming books I've read, ever.

Disclaimer: I was given a free PDF by the author, whom I have met, in exchange for an honest review.

I might further add that I'm not in the target audience for this book. I'm not an android developer and my knowledge of Java is not especially deep. It is a testament to Meike's skills that those things didn't matter. All of the concepts -- and some of them are quite subtle -- are so clearly explained, and the code ex
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