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Unformatted text preview: Introduction   Professor   Adam Porter   [email protected]   Office: AVW #4125   Office hours: M. 1 ­2pm & W. 10 ­11am ▪  Or by appt.   TA   Derek Juba   [email protected]   Office: TA Room   Office hours: W. 1 ­2pm & F. 2 ­3pm   Learn about   Mobile devices   Mobile device programming   The Android platform   Develop interesting Android applications   Expect lots of programming   Each student will do multiple projects   Yesterday, I was a guest on the Kojo Nnamdi Show (WAMU 88.5 FM) where I discussed the booming job market in mobile application development.   Tech Tuesday: Where the Jobs Are   http://thekojonnamdishow.org/audio ­player?nid=19939   Mix of lecture and programming exercises   ½ presentation   1/2 laboratory exercises & semester project   Organization will remain flexible   Will change as needed   A software stack for mobile devices:   Operating system, middleware & key applications   Use Android SDK to create applications   Libraries & development tools   Lots of documentation   http://developer.android.com/   Start browsing today! http://developer.android.com/guide/basics/what ­is ­android.html   Abstraction layer between HW & SW   Provides services such as:   Security   Memory & process management   Network stack   Device driver model   Android ­specific components   Binder – IPC   Android shared memory   Power management   Alarm driver   Low memory killer   Kernel debugger & Logger   C/C++ libraries   System C library ▪  bionic libc   Surface Manager ▪  display management   Media Framework ▪  audio/video   Webkit ▪  web browser engine   OpenGL ES, SGL ▪  graphics engines   SQLite ▪  relational database engine   SSL ▪  secure sockets layer   Support services for executing applications   Core Libraries   Dalvik Virtual Machine   Core Java classes   android.*   java.*, javax.*   junit.*   org.apache.*, org.json.*, org.xml.*   Doesn’t include all standard Java SDK classes   developer.android.com/reference/packages.html   www.zdnet.com/blog/burnette/java ­vs ­android ­apis/504   Applications typically written in Java   Do not run in a standard Java virtual machine   dx program transforms java classes into .dex ­ formatted bytecodes   Bytecodes executed in Dalvik Virtual Machine   Applications typically run in their own processes, inside their own instance of the the Dalvik VM   Dalvik VM designed to run on a handset   Slow CPU   Little RAM ▪  e.g., 64Mb total, ~10Mb available at runtime   No swap space   Limited battery life   Some Dalvik design choices   One .dex file for multiple classes   Modified garbage collection to improve memory sharing   Optimizations applied at installation time   Register ­based, rather than stack ­based   Memory   .dex file has common constant pool for multiple classes   Modified garbage collection to improve memory sharing   CPU   Optimizations at installation time   Register ­based, rather than stack ­based   Expected benefits over stack ­based VMs   Avoids slow instruction dispatch   Avoids unnecessary memory accesses   More efficient instruction stream public static long sumArray(int arr) { long sum = 0; for (int i : arr) { sum += i; } return sum; } 0: lconst_0 1: lstore_1 2: aload_0 3: astore_3 4: aload_3 5: arraylength 6: istore 4 8: iconst_0 9: istore 5 11: iload 5 13: iload 4 15: if_icmpge 36 18: aload_3 19: 21: 22: 24: 25: 27: 28: 29: 30: 33: 36: 37: iload 5 iaload istore 6 lload_1 iload 6 i2l ladd lstore_1 iinc 5, 1 goto 11 lload_1 lreturn % javap –c ClassName 0000: const ­wide/16 v0, #long 0 // #0000 0002: array ­length v2, v8 0003: const/4 v3, #int 0 // #0 0004: move v7, v3 0005: move ­wide v3, v0 0006: move v0, v7 0007: if ­ge v0, v2, 0010 // +0009 0009: aget v1, v8, v0 000b: int ­to ­long v5, v1 000c: add ­long/2addr v3, v5 000d: add ­int/lit8 v0, v0, #int 1 // #01 000f: goto 0007 //  ­0008 0010: return ­wide v3 % dexdump –d classes.dex   30% fewer instructions   35% fewer code units (1 ­byte vs. 2 ­byte instructions)   35% more bytes in the instruction stream ▪  but can consume instructions two bytes at a time   * See www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptjedOZEXPM   Window Manager   Manages top ­level window’s look & behavior   View system   lists, grids, text boxes, buttons, etc.   Content Providers   Inter ­application data sharing   Activity Manager   Application lifecycle and common navigation stack   Package manager   Manages application packages   Telephony manager   State of telephony services   Resource Manager   Manages non ­code resources: strings, graphics, and layout files   Location manager   Access to system location services   Notification Manager   Notify users when events occur   Standard apps include:             Home – main screen Contacts – contacts database Phone – dial phone numbers Browser – view web pages Email reader – Gmail & others Your App!   Lab will help you set up your own laptop for Android programming ...
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This note was uploaded on 01/13/2012 for the course CMSC 436 taught by Professor Porter during the Fall '11 term at Maryland.

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