Industrial-Sized Deals TextBTS15 Shop Women's Handbags Learn more nav_sap_SWP_6M_fly_beacon $5 Albums $5 Off Fire TV Stick Off to College Essentials Shop Popular Services pivdl pivdl pivdl  Amazon Echo Starting at $99 Kindle Voyage Nintendo Digital Games Gear Up for Football Deal of the Day
Android Cookbook and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Condition: Used: Like New
Comment: All pages are unmarked, crisp, and clean. Cover shows minor edgewear, tight binding. Ships SAME/NEXT day and securely packaged!
Access codes and supplements are not guaranteed with used items.
Qty:1
  • List Price: $54.99
  • Save: $22.13 (40%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Android Cookbook has been added to your Cart
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Android Cookbook Paperback – April 27, 2012

16 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-1449388416 ISBN-10: 1449388418 Edition: 1st

Buy New
Price: $32.86
30 New from $29.44 27 Used from $3.73
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
$32.86
$29.44 $3.73
Free Two-Day Shipping for College Students with Amazon Student Free%20Two-Day%20Shipping%20for%20College%20Students%20with%20Amazon%20Student


InterDesign Brand Store Awareness Rent Textbooks
$32.86 FREE Shipping on orders over $35. In Stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

Android Cookbook + Programming Android: Java Programming for the New Generation of Mobile Devices + Android Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide (Big Nerd Ranch Guides)
Price for all three: $92.95

Buy the selected items together

Editorial Reviews

Book Description

Problems and Solutions for Android Developers

About the Author

Ian F. Darwin has worked in the computer industry for three decades. He wrote the freeware file(1) command used on Linux and BSD and is the author of Checking C Programs with Lint, Java Cookbook, and over seventy articles and courses on C and Unix. In addition to programming and consulting, Ian teaches Unix, C, and Java for Learning Tree International, one of the world's largest technical training companies.

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 710 pages
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 1 edition (April 30, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1449388418
  • ISBN-13: 978-1449388416
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 1.7 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #409,583 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Ian has worked in the computer field for decades, starting on mainframes(!) and moving to ever-smaller computers (his smallest devices with keyboards currently include a netbook running OpenBSD and a Motorola Milestone smartphone running Android). He's written several O'Reilly books over the years, including the long-ago "Checking C Programs with Lint" and the "Java Cookbook" which is available in at least ten languages. Ian also teaches computer courses for Learning Tree International and runs his own consultancy, RejmiNet Group Inc. He lives on a hobby farm north of Toronto with his wife, some of their children, a cat and some chickens - which explains, at long last, the animal on the cover of the Java Cookbook.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

52 of 52 people found the following review helpful By Squirookle on July 5, 2012
Format: Paperback
I am a long-time reader of O'Reilly books - my shelves are a veritable bestiary, in fact. This book is, without question, the worst text from O'Reilly Media to come into my possession. The quality of the code samples in the book is exceptionally bad: many of the samples will not compile, others contain logic errors which cause them to function incorrectly in ways which are readily apparent if you attempt to use the sample and still others abuse API functions in ways the API documentation specifically says not to do.

The typesetting in the book is pretty bad: code samples do not follow any rules for indentation and even within a single sample it is not uncommon for the indentation to change part of the way through the sample. Likewise there appears to be no overarching rule or guideline which was employed to determine which portions of a sample were selected for selected for inclusion or elision. As such later examples in the book will contain the 'same' AndroidManifest.xml which has been included a dozen times earlier in the book while earlier examples omit important pieces of code.

Ignoring all of the faults above the editorial content is really what sinks this book. Instead of finding experts to contribute to the book the text was crowd-sourced through a wiki -- and it shows. The text is littered with so many comments along the lines of, "I am not sure if my style is better or recommended..." that you quickly find yourself wishing you had purchased a book penned by someone who knew the answer or could give a well-reasoned expert opinion.

Annoyingly the editor selected some of his own examples for inclusion for no apparent reason.
Read more ›
2 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
23 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Dylan van Iersel on October 28, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I found this book a real disappointment. All chapters that I read were very shallow and provided only the basic stuff that anyone can easily find online. Advanced topics are only briefly touched with the advanced solutions left as an exercise for the reader. As an example: working on a location aware app involves much more sophistication than simply requesting a location update. Yet, the location chapters only covers the basic stuff that helps novices to get their feet wet, not to write a real-world app.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Marivaldo on June 5, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I liked, however could have more examples of SQLite, Content Providers and LoaderManager.
Ele cobre o basico de cada topico.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Book has many projects that simply use wrong code or incorrect logic. It can be nice to have a general gist of how to do things, but don't expect to get these projects working without some work.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Kenia on May 23, 2012
Format: Paperback
I got this book through O'Reilly's User Group Program. This book is amazing! It has helped me solve many problems with clear and concise explanations and sample code. Although I am novice Android developer the book is well written and easy to understand. I would definitely recommend this book to others, it is a treasure trove and a must have for beginner to intermediate (and possibly advanced) Android developers.

Sincerely,

Kenia T.
SDIDUG
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Continues the fine tradition of O'Reilly references
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Anto Jurkovic on December 8, 2012
Format: Paperback
If you are familiar with other O'Reilly cookbooks, this one will not miss your expectation. It is huge bag of recipes with described solutions of different problems. Each recipe is written using the same template: Title, Problem, Solution, Discussion and See Also. It also provides a snippet of code if not the complete working solution.

The book is based on even longer collection of recopies available at page "A Crowd-sourced Cookbook on Writing Great Android® Apps" [link deleted by Amazon] which is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution cc-by License. There are more than ten contributors which is maybe the reason that quality of writing is not always the same but still pretty high.

Additionally, typos, issues and correction are collected at O'Reilly book home page [View/Submit Errata] and are updated promptly.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By G. van Staden on July 19, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
This book has the answers to almost any Android Development problem you can think of. The recipes were collected from the Android community and I think that's probably why they are so relevant and practical. They also cover writing Android applications for tablets and phones, not just phones as many other books do.

This book helped me discover some new ways of approaching Android development such as how to use Python or other Scripting languages to write applications for Android. Even a seasoned Android developer might yet find some underdiscovered techniques here.

Most books on Android get tied-into using the Eclipse plugin. While that is a great way to develop Android apps, I like the way many of the recipes in this book show you how to do things with just the Android SDK. This helps you understand what's happening behind the scenes and makes the solutions provided stand on their own regardless of your choice of IDE.

The content is derived from the community sometimes the quality of writting is a bit shaky but is always understandable. There are one or two recipes that were obviously extracted from a blog post or some other piece and make reference to material not in the book. A particularly irritating example of this is Recipe 2.1 which mentions "the Apple iPhone Solution" which is obviously completely out of context. These little gliches will probably be covered in the errata and are just minor irritations.

The range of topics covered means it's not a small book (688 pages). Not one you would read to get started with Android but probably the best reference to keep when building Android applications.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
Android Cookbook
This item: Android Cookbook
Price: $32.86
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com

Want to discover more products? Check out these pages to see more: best android smartphones, java for android development, hello android