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    Hello, Android (Pragmatic Programmers) (Paperback) By (author) Ed Burnette

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    DescriptionAndroid is a software toolkit for mobile phones, created by Google and the Open Handset Alliance. It's inside millions of cell phones and other mobile devices, making Android a major platform for application developers. That could be your own program running on all those devices. Getting started developing with Android is easy. You don't even need access to an Android phone, just a computer where you can install the Android SDK and the phone emulator that comes with it. Within minutes, "Hello, Android" will get you creating your first working application: Android's version of "Hello, World." From there, you'll build up a more substantial example: an Android Sudoku game. By gradually adding features to the game, you'll learn about many aspects of Android programming, such as creating user interfaces (including touch, D-pad, and keyboard input), building location-based services (including GPS and cell-tower triangulation), and working with sensors (harnessing the compass and the accelerometer). You'll also learn how to publish your applications to the Android Market. This third edition has been revised for Android 2.1 (Eclair MR1) and 2.0/2.0.1 (Eclair). It also covers Android 1.6 (Cupcake) and 1.5 (Donut). Every page and example was reviewed and updated for compatibility with the latest versions and streamlined based on reader feedback. Freshly added material covers the new multi-touch and live wallpaper programming interfaces, in addition to best practices on supporting the wide variety of screen resolutions and Android versions in use today. If you'd rather be coding than reading about coding, this book is for you.


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    Title
    Hello, Android
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ed Burnette
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 300
    Width: 188 mm
    Height: 224 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 479 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781934356562
    ISBN 10: 1934356565
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: COM
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S10.2
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 20
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T General Subject: 229
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 01
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    B&T Merchandise Category: COM
    B&T Approval Code: A93600300
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    DC22: 005.26/8, 005.268
    BISAC V2.8: COM060000, COM060080, COM051230
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    BIC subject category V2: ULP
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    Libri: GOOG5000
    BIC subject category V2: UMS
    LC classification: QA76.76.A65 B867 2010
    Thema V1.0: UM, UKP, UMS, ULP
    Edition
    3, Revised
    Edition statement
    3rd Revised edition
    Publisher
    The Pragmatic Programmers
    Imprint name
    The Pragmatic Programmers
    Publication date
    07 August 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Raleigh
    Author Information
    Ed Burnette is a software industry veteran with more than 25 years of experience as a programmer, author, and speaker. His development credits include everything from commercial video games to high-performance grid computing systems. Ed is a founding member and senior researcher at the SAS Advanced Computing Lab. Ed has authored numerous technical articles and books, including Google Web Toolkit: Taking the Pain out of Ajax and Eclipse IDE Pocket Guide. He writes the Dev Connection blog for ZDNet, and is the creator of Planet Android. In his copious spare time, you can often find him playing video games with his two sons at their home in central North Carolina.
    Review quote
    ""I thoroughly enjoyed the "Hello, Android" book, and it helped me get on the right track to releasing my first two apps to the Market.""--Nathan Rapp, Founder, KMBurrito Designs""I've read several books on Android from cover to cover, and skimmed several others, and "Hello, Android" is hands-down the best introduction to Android development.""--Steve Oliver