- Paperback: 664 pages
- Publisher: Manning Publications; Third edition (November 20, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1617290505
- ISBN-13: 978-1617290503
- Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 1.3 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 5 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,698,063 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Android in Action Third Edition
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About the Author
Frank Ableson is active in the mobile software marketplace, working with leading mobile companies including Handango, Airtime Management, and UnwiredTools.
Robi Sen is a Managing Partner at Twin Technologies LLC, where he spends most of his time helping deliver next-generation Rich Internet Applications to Twin Technologies customers.
Chris King is a senior mobile engineer.
C. Enrique Ortiz is a long-time mobile technologist, developer, and author.
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- android development is bounded, similar to servlet. Each piece needs to fit the lifecycle. So the presentation of the material needs to make clear the "web" of the connections. The rigid presentation and code segment make it difficult to see how the pieces are connected. This book often mention concept without clear explanations, or it referes it far back, reads more like an afterthought.
- missing code: the chapter talks about SQLite, without actual sample code distributed. I saw a message in so-called and much touted Author's forum asking for it, but there is no reply whatsoever for couple of months. what good is it for author forum if the author(s) don't read it nor respond to it?
- write a subject without teaching - Multimedia is such a chapter: it suppose to teach you how to control the camera/audio/video and make a app out of it. There are a variety of important concept to understand such as SurfaceView, holder etc. to understand it. That chapter didn't provide ANY explanation for it. It give you a few segments of code, dotted with a few typical manning's 1,2,3 comments, that is it. There is absolutely no way to grasp it by reading it. I understand you can't be a master of every subjects. But by reading this chapter, I actually suspect if the authors really studied this particular component or whatnot.
All in all, I think most readers will get a better handle on the development by following along Google's online training and developer guide.