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by Phil Dutson,Ronan Schwarz

  • ISBN: 0321897536
  • Author: Phil Dutson,Ronan Schwarz
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  • Rating: 4.7 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 464
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional; 2 edition (July 10, 2013)
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epub The Android Developer's Cookbook: Building Applications with the Android SDK (2nd Edition) (Developer's Library) download

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Building Applications with the Android SD.

Building Applications with the Android SDK. Author: James Steele, Nelson To, Phil Dutson, Ronan Schwarz. ISBN-10: 978-0-321-89753-4.

Phil Dutson is lead eCommerce developer for ICON Health and Fitness. He wrote Sams Teach Yourself jQuery Mobile in 24 Hours

Phil Dutson is lead eCommerce developer for ICON Health and Fitness. He has worked on enterprise Android apps for Think Computer, In. AOL (AIM), Stanford University, and Logitech.

Do you want to get started building apps for Android, todays number one mobile platform?

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By Ronan Schwarz, Phil Dutson, James Steele, Nelson To. Published Jun 30, 2013 by Addison-Wesley Professional. Part of the Developer's Library series.

They note how the modifications made to the OS that enable it to function in the arena of the mobile ecosystem, with its smaller screens and limited options, dictate the need for selecting the proprietary Android libraries wherever possible.

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Comments (7)

Venemarr
I am not far along in this book so far, probably 3 chapters deep so far. The authors of this book clearly know their stuff, but they need to keep in mind those reading it may just be learning it.
So dont just provide code examples, show the expected outputs as well.

Never the less I am confident by the time I am done with the book I will be far more proficient at same.
SmEsH
Basically, the book is a comprehensive assortment of the API included with Android SDK, arranged in a streamlined way. Most of the recipes have at least two examples. If you are a beginner, especially, choose this book before Busy Coder's Guide(you'll want both books, eventually) to help you throw things together so you can figure them out by tinkering. Very fast to reference, I use the book constantly. Only gripe is that it doesn't go deep, but that's why you'll want Commonsware's BCG or any of O'Reilly's books.
Yannara
This book is a little more than the normal cookbook. It serves as a very well written tutorial that provides the why's and the how's.
Vertokini
Good book that every android programmer should have
Opimath
good book
Irostamore
Contents are good for beginners
Wel
I'd have to say this book is more for the experience programmer that wants to jump into Android development. I'm an experienced developer and was given a copy with the intention of reviewing it directly. I have experience with the first edition as well and I'd say the updates in this one are well placed. Being a 'cookbook' style layout it gives you everything you need to get started in each general subject area and enough information that you could get from start to finish with enough incentive. Though it does leave you wanting a little more at he end of each topic/subject. You get just enough to understand and start to grasp the concepts and then the hand holding stops and you're on your own. Depending on your learning style this could be good or bad. For me, I didn't mind, and with the aide of the Android Developer's site itself you can pretty much hit the ground running after completing this book.

It's broken up so that you can easily go directly to a topic of interest first and you don't have to build on previous chapters of the book. On that stance it's a good reference book for when you don't cover an area very often (Multimedia Services, or Location Service) but want to glance over them and get a good idea on where to go next.

Everything is laid out in a easy to read and free flowing manner and I often found myself at the end of the chapter before realizing I wanted to stop and test something out first. So that was a plus for me.

I ended up typing everything out manually so can't attest to the downloadable code.

I give this 5 starts for basically delivering on exactly what it intended. It doesn't sell itself as the be-all-android book. And anyone understanding the basics will get a lot from this.
Like any software language "cookbook" series, this book aims to introduce working general sets of software snippets or "recipes" that can be useful to the reader to help gain insight into the plethora of Android API functions and methods. The book is fairly well written and does provide specific fully working examples for many, but not all, of the complex functions used in designing Android applications for an Android device. The examples do utilize the Android Activity/Application lifecycle quite well, including the use of fragments, which I find lacking in many books that are written for Android development.

This book is not however, a true beginner's Android programming book as touted by the verbiage on the back cover. In many aspects, some of the Android API functions are hinted at and then quickly summarized and skipped over; for example, the required call pattern for properly using MediaRecorder for video recording. The authors certainly assume that their readers are not beginner Android programmers and this is reflected in the style of writing that they use in every chapter of this book. Several of the chapters seem very rushed in explanation and one chapter is depicted mostly by pictures vice good writing style.

I would recommend this book for intermediate to advanced Android developers as a quick reference guide to various API functions, services, receivers, and their usages. The sections on Threads and AsyncTask are fairly well done and useful. I have read both edition one, which I use often for reference, and now this edition two, which I also think I will use as a quick reference. I do hope that the authors and others will continue writing for this series, as the seeding of tiny helpful tips throughout the book will help many an Android developer.

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