PACKT - Reactive Android Programming
|Publication Date:||26 May 2017|
Make the most of asynchronous android programming
About This Book
• Install and set up RxJava for Android development
• Implement the Reactive paradigm for Android programming using RxJava
• Create cutting edge real world Android apps with Reactive programming.
Who This Book Is For
Are you an android developer trying to figure out how to use reactive paradigm for your programming needs? If yes then this is the book for you. No previous knowledge of RxJava is required.
What You Will Learn
• Set up an environment for asynchronous that is reactive Android programming
• Write custom observables and higher level abstractions
• Orchestrating multiple calls using Reactive programming principles
• Fetch remote financial data using RxJava
• Integrate and process Twitter streams gracefully
• Utilize Reactive programming to develop interactive and responsive Android apps
• Create your own application to follow financial stock updates in real-time based on selected companies' symbols
• Integrate updates from the Twitter for those companies.
Writing code on Android is hard. Writing a high quality code that involves concurrent and parallel tasks is even harder. Ensuring that this code will run without unforeseen race conditions is an the order of magnitude harder. RxJava is the tool that can help write code for such tasks.
In this book a novice developer will be introduced to a wide variety of tools that RxJava provides to enable them to produce robust and high-quality code for their asynchronous tasks by building a relatively simple(and high quality) application using advanced RxJava techniques to produce a high quality product.Part 1 of the book will lead the developer through RxJava's initial setup in Android environment. In Part 2, the reader will learn RxJava 2.0 step-by-step by starting off with stock data processing and display.The developer will learn to choose appropriate Schedulers and to use Retrofit library for remote requests.In Part 3, the reader will also learn advanced topics such as adding integration to Twitter to process its streaming data by combining it with stock data.
Style and approach
This book is a step by step practical guide which will essentially teach you to set up, implement, and debug Reactive Android Code with ease.