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by Chris Haseman

eBook Android Essentials (Firstpress) download ISBN: 1430210648
Author: Chris Haseman
Publisher: Apress; 1st ed. edition (July 21, 2008)
Language: English
Pages: 100
ePub: 1577 kb
Fb2: 1331 kb
Rating: 4.5
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Category: Technologies
Subcategory: Programming

Android Essentials (First. has been added to your Cart. From the beginning of Android Essentials, it's clear that Chris Haseman is passionate about mobile development and very excited about Android and its possibilities.

Android Essentials (First. He provides clear instructions and walks the reader through each part of an Android application, as well as providing hints and tricks within the Eclipse environment to make Android development even easier.

Android Essentials is a no–frills, no–nonsense, code–centric run through the guts of application development on Google’s Mobile OS. This book uses the development of a sample application to work through topics, focusing on giving developers the essential tools and examples required to make. This book uses the development of a sample application to work through topics, focusing on giving developers the essential tools and examples required to make viable commercial applications work. Instead, this book focuses on just four main topics: the application life cycle and OS integration, user interface, location–based services, and networking.

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Published by Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG, Germany (2008). ISBN 10: 1430210648 ISBN 13: 9781430210641.

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Regards, Chris Haseman Lead software engineer at Gravity Mobile. About firstPress Apress's firstPress series is your source for understanding cutting-edge technology. com User level: Beginner–Intermediate. Short, highly focused, and written by experts, Apress's firstPress books save you time and effort.

Android Essentials is a no–frills, no–nonsense, code–centric run through the guts of application development on Google's Mobile OS. This book uses the development of a sample application to work through topics, focusing on giving developers the essential tools and examples required to make viable commercial applications work. Covering the entirety of the Android catalog in less than 150 pages is simply impossible. Instead, this book focuses on just four main topics: the application life cycle and OS integration, user interface, location–based services, and networking.

Thorough, complete, and useful work on the nuts and bolts of application development in Android Example driven and practically minded A tool for hobbyists and professionals who want to create production–quality applications
Comments: (6)
fire dancer
The style is good, but it was written before the release of android 1.0, so many examples don't quite work. Very frustrating if you are not experienced.
Nicearad
This book could have been decent, but instead it's just outdated. Too many things have changed in the SDK. I recommend waiting either for an updated version of this book, or a different book covering 0.9 beta, or better yet, 1.0.
Kitaxe
[email protected] wrote: Apress's firstPress books are written as short and succinct as possible to engage the reader and provide them a starting point in a given technology. They are intented to be released and read as close to the technology release as possible to gain the maxiumum experience in the shortest amount of time. Unfortunately in some cases, this rapid-release structure doesn't pan out so well, which is a flaw that this book suffers from. Thankfully this flaw does not render the book completely useless.

From the beginning of Android Essentials, it's clear that Chris Haseman is passionate about mobile development and very excited about Android and its possibilities. He provides clear instructions and walks the reader through each part of an Android application, as well as providing hints and tricks within the Eclipse environment to make Android development even easier. While it's not an instuction book on how to write Java, as Chris points out early on, most developers with a basic understanding of the language should be able to power their way through the examples and concepts. Chris doesn't hold the readers hand through Java structure or development, but he progresses at a comfortable pace that should allow for any referential reading that may be necessary.

The example code is where the reader may experience the most frustration. All code in the book was written using the M5-RC15 version of the Android SDK, which is two steps below the current release, 1.0-R2. While it may still be possible to run the M5 version of the SDK in a currect Eclipse installation, it is much easier and recommended to use the latest release so that any applications developed will work with current handsets. This means that only the first project in the book will actually build and launch correctly and all the others require small to moderately large adjustments. Anything from `add a line here and change that line there' to `completely re-build this function from scratch' is needed to get each example running. From a learning standpoint, this is where the book doesn't hold up well. It can be difficult at best to find the correct solution, and even a web search may only yield a few hand-made solutions with the tag `your mileage may vary'.

Interestingly, this is can also be a saving factor for this book. Not everyone prefers to read a book where all the answers are laid out and available for download. Part of the enjoyment of development is knowing that you have created something for a purpose, and using this book's code examples and the provided instruction is a great launching pad to discover your own way to build the same applications. So while it may take some extra time to make the examples work, the personal effort will usually leave a more lasting impression than just retyping the code into your favorite editor and verifying that the application does what it should.

Overall, I think that Android Essentials is a fair starting point for the beginning Android developer. For a serious developer, it's a good book for idea reference, and for a beginner it's a good start to see what is possible with Android. My final recommendation would be to wait and hope for an updated release of this book, or at least the code it contains. While I do enjoy discovering my own way through a particular application, more reliable starting code would have allowed me to spend more time developing my own applications instead of repairing another developer's.
Agamaginn
If you want to get started with android, and don't know where to start, this is a pretty good place. At the time of writing this, the API is at level 3 (android 1.5 or cupcake), so some of the examples don't work out of the box. To me this was a good thing, as it forced me to do a bit of googling thereby making me explore the android communities and google's reference documentation. Google's docs are vast and comprehensive and purely for reference (as it should be); one could totally get lost here,so the broken examples served as a good place to start with, in the docs.

The writing is witty, just the right amount of humor to keep you interested, without feeling like a stand-up comedy act. The pace is really fast, and does an excellent job of skimming the surface without getting too deep in to anything. The exercises too are good, and one can improvise and improve on them to do deeper in to the topic. More than anything, in under 118 pages it familiarizes you with android, so you'll have a better time going through forums, reading and experimenting with code and making better sense of a bigger book.
happy light
I started reading the book and thought it was well written. Unfortunely
it is based on pre 1.0 API. The example program is based on the Telephony
API that was withdrawn by Google. Wait for an update.
Kagaramar
Just re-iterating comments from other readers...this book is outdated. Most of the code samples don't work and by extension the book is out of sync with the 1.0 SDK.