Build fast and efficient Android apps that run as reliably as clockwork in a multi-device world About This Book Wide coverage of various topics that help in developing optimal applications Explore the concepts of Advanced Native Coding in depth A must-have for professional-standard Android developers for whom performance failures and the sloppy use of resources are simply unacceptable Who This Book Is For This book is aimed at developers with an advanced knowledge of Android and who want to test their skills and learn new techniques to increase the performance of their applications. We assume they are comfortable working with the entire Android SDK, and have been doing it for a few years. They need to be familiar with frameworks such as NDK to use native code, which is crucial for app performance What You Will Learn Create Android applications that squeeze the most from the limited resource capacity of devices Swap code that isn't performing Efficient memory management by identifying problems such as leaks Reap the benefits of multithreaded and asynchronous programming Maximize the security and encryption mechanisms natively provided by Android Perform efficient network operations and techniques to retrieve data from servers Master the NDK to write native code that can perform faster operations In Detail Performant applications are one of the key drivers of success in the mobile world. Users may abandon an app if it runs slowly. Learning how to build applications that balance speed and performance with functionality and UX can be a challenge; however, it's now more important than ever to get that balance right. Android High Performance will start you thinking about how to wring the most from any hardware your app is installed on, so you can increase your reach and engagement. The book begins by providing an introduction to state–of-the-art Android techniques and the importance of performance in an Android application. Then, we will explain the Android SDK tools regularly used to debug and profile Android applications. We will also learn about some advanced topics such as building layouts, multithreading, networking, and security. Battery life is one of the biggest bottlenecks in applications; and this book will show typical examples of code that exhausts battery life, how to prevent this, and how to measure battery consumption from an application in every kind of situation to ensure your apps don't drain more than they should. This book explains techniques for building optimized and efficient systems that do not drain the battery, cause memory leaks, or slow down with time. Style and approach The book follows a tutorial-based approach to take the reader from the basic fundamentals of debugging to advanced performance-improvement concepts.
Unique and clever ideas are important when building a hot-selling Android app, but the real drivers for success are speed, efficiency, and power management. With this practical guide, you’ll learn the major performance issues confronting Android app developers, and the tools you need to diagnose problems early. Customers are finally realizing that apps have a major role in the performance of their Android devices. Author Doug Sillars not only shows you how to use Android-specific testing tools from companies including Google, Qualcomm, and AT&T, but also helps you explore potential remedies. You’ll discover ways to build apps that run well on all 19,000 Android device types in use. Understand how performance issues affect app sales and retention Build an Android device lab to maximize UI, functional, and performance testing Improve the way your app interacts with device hardware Optimize your UI for fast rendering, scrolling, and animations Track down memory leaks and CPU issues that affect performance Upgrade communications with the server, and learn how your app performs on slower networks Apply Real User Monitoring (RUM) to ensure that every device is delivering the optimal user experience
Build efficient and fast Qt applications, target performance problems, and discover solutions to refine your code Key Features Build efficient and concurrent applications in Qt to create cross-platform applications Identify performance bottlenecks and apply the correct algorithm to improve application performance Delve into parallel programming and memory management to optimize your code Book Description Achieving efficient code through performance tuning is one of the key challenges faced by many programmers. This book looks at Qt programming from a performance perspective. You'll explore the performance problems encountered when using the Qt framework and means and ways to resolve them and optimize performance. The book highlights performance improvements and new features released in Qt 5.9, Qt 5.11, and 5.12 (LTE). You'll master general computer performance best practices and tools, which can help you identify the reasons behind low performance, and the most common performance pitfalls experienced when using the Qt framework. In the following chapters, you’ll explore multithreading and asynchronous programming with C++ and Qt and learn the importance and efficient use of data structures. You'll also get the opportunity to work through techniques such as memory management and design guidelines, which are essential to improve application performance. Comprehensive sections that cover all these concepts will prepare you for gaining hands-on experience of some of Qt's most exciting application fields - the mobile and embedded development domains. By the end of this book, you'll be ready to build Qt applications that are more efficient, concurrent, and performance-oriented in nature What you will learn Understand classic performance best practices Get to grips with modern hardware architecture and its performance impact Implement tools and procedures used in performance optimization Grasp Qt-specific work techniques for graphical user interface (GUI) and platform programming Make Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) and Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) performant and use the relevant Qt classes Discover the improvements Qt 5.9 (and the upcoming versions) holds in store Explore Qt's graphic engine architecture, strengths, and weaknesses Who this book is for This book is designed for Qt developers who wish to build highly performance applications for desktop and embedded devices. Programming Experience with C++ is required.
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.
Android Programming Unleashed is the most comprehensive and technically sophisticated guide to best-practice Android development with today's powerful new versions of Android: 4.1 (Jelly Bean) and 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich). Offering the exceptional breadth and depth developers have come to expect from the Unleashed series, it covers everything programmers need to know to develop robust, high-performance Android apps that deliver a superior user experience. Leading developer trainer Bintu Harwani begins with basic UI controls, then progresses to more advanced topics, finally covering how to develop feature rich Android applications that can access Internet-based services and store data. He illuminates each important SDK component through complete, self-contained code examples that show developers the most effective ways to build production-ready code. Coverage includes: understanding the modern Android platform from the developer's standpoint… using widgets, containers, resources, selection widgets, dialogs, and fragments… supporting actions and persistence… incorporating menus, ActionBars, content providers, and databases… integrating media and animations… using web, map, and other services… supporting communication via messaging, contacts, and emails… publishing Android apps, and much more.
This book is an all-in-one source of information for programming the Second-Generation Intel Xeon Phi product family also called Knights Landing. The authors provide detailed and timely Knights Landingspecific details, programming advice, and real-world examples. The authors distill their years of Xeon Phi programming experience coupled with insights from many expert customers — Intel Field Engineers, Application Engineers, and Technical Consulting Engineers — to create this authoritative book on the essentials of programming for Intel Xeon Phi products. Intel® Xeon PhiTM Processor High-Performance Programming is useful even before you ever program a system with an Intel Xeon Phi processor. To help ensure that your applications run at maximum efficiency, the authors emphasize key techniques for programming any modern parallel computing system whether based on Intel Xeon processors, Intel Xeon Phi processors, or other high-performance microprocessors. Applying these techniques will generally increase your program performance on any system and prepare you better for Intel Xeon Phi processors. A practical guide to the essentials for programming Intel Xeon Phi processors Definitive coverage of the Knights Landing architecture Presents best practices for portable, high-performance computing and a familiar and proven threads and vectors programming model Includes real world code examples that highlight usages of the unique aspects of this new highly parallel and high-performance computational product Covers use of MCDRAM, AVX-512, Intel® Omni-Path fabric, many-cores (up to 72), and many threads (4 per core) Covers software developer tools, libraries and programming models Covers using Knights Landing as a processor and a coprocessor
Build fast, scalable, and high performing applications with Delphi Key Features Build efficient and concurrent applications in Delphi with focused examples Identify performance bottlenecks and apply the correct algorithm to increase the performance of applications. Delve into parallel programming and memory management to optimize your code Book Description Delphi is a cross-platform Integrated Development Environment (IDE) that supports rapid application development for Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac OS X, Google Android, iOS, and now Linux with RAD Studio 10.2. This book will be your guide to build efficient high performance applications with Delphi. The book begins by explaining how to find performance bottlenecks and apply the correct algorithm to fix them. It will teach you how to improve your algorithms before taking you through parallel programming. You’ll then explore various tools to build highly concurrent applications. After that, you’ll delve into improving the performance of your code and master cross-platform RTL improvements. Finally, we’ll go through memory management with Delphi and you’ll see how to leverage several external libraries to write better performing programs. By the end of the book, you’ll have the knowledge to create high performance applications with Delphi. What you will learn Find performance bottlenecks and easily mitigate them Discover different approaches to fix algorithms Understand parallel programming and work with various tools included with Delphi Master the RTL for code optimization Explore memory managers and their implementation Leverage external libraries to write better performing programs Who this book is for This book is for Delphi developers who would like to build high performance applications with Delphi. Prior knowledge of Delphi is assumed.
Unleash the power of the Android OS and build the kinds ofbrilliant, innovative apps users love to use If you already know your way around the Android OS and can builda simple Android app in under an hour, this book is for you. Ifyou’re itching to see just how far you can push it anddiscover what Android is really capable of, it’s for you. Andif you’re ready to learn how to build advanced, intuitive,innovative apps that are a blast to use, this book isdefinitely for you. From custom views and advanced multi-touch gestures, tointegrating online web services and exploiting the latestgeofencing and activity recognition features, ace Androiddeveloper, Erik Hellman, delivers expert tips, tricks andlittle-known techniques for pushing the Android envelope so youcan: Optimize your components for the smoothest user experiencepossible Create your own custom Views Push the boundaries of the Android SDK Master Android Studio and Gradle Make optimal use of the Android audio, video and graphicsAPIs Program in Text-To-Speech and Speech Recognition Make the most of the new Android maps and location API Use Android connectivity technologies to communicate withremote devices Perform background processing Use Android cryptography APIs Find and safely use hidden Android APIs Cloud-enable your applications with Google Play Services Distribute and sell your applications on Google Play Store Learn how to unleash the power of Android and transform yourapps from good to great in Android Programming: Pushing theLimits.
Android on x86: an Introduction to Optimizing for Intel® Architecture serves two main purposes. First, it makes the case for adapting your applications onto Intel’s x86 architecture, including discussions of the business potential, the changing landscape of the Android marketplace, and the unique challenges and opportunities that arise from x86 devices. The fundamental idea is that extending your applications to support x86 or creating new ones is not difficult, but it is imperative to know all of the technicalities. This book is dedicated to providing you with an awareness of these nuances and an understanding of how to tackle them. Second, and most importantly, this book provides a one-stop detailed resource for best practices and procedures associated with the installation issues, hardware optimization issues, software requirements, programming tasks, and performance optimizations that emerge when developers consider the x86 Android devices. Optimization discussions dive into native code, hardware acceleration, and advanced profiling of multimedia applications. The authors have collected this information so that you can use the book as a guide for the specific requirements of each application project. This book is not dedicated solely to code; instead it is filled with the information you need in order to take advantage of x86 architecture. It will guide you through installing the Android SDK for Intel Architecture, help you understand the differences and similarities between processor architectures available in Android devices, teach you to create and port applications, debug existing x86 applications, offer solutions for NDK and C++ optimizations, and introduce the Intel Hardware Accelerated Execution Manager. This book provides the most useful information to help you get the job done quickly while utilizing best practices.