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Android Programming Tutorials, 3rd Edition

Android Programming Tutorials, 3rd Edition

Android Programming Tutorials show you what you can do with Android, through a series of 40 individual exercises. Android Programming Tutorials gives you hands-on instruction in how to build sophisticated Android applications, using many of the technologies outlined in CommonsWare’s other Android books. These exercises lead you through the basics of creating Android applications, all the way through many fun Android features like Internet access, location tracking, maps, integrated WebKit browse

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The Ruby Programming Language

The Ruby Programming Language

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The Ruby Programming Language is the authoritative guide to Ruby and provides comprehensive coverage of versions 1.8 and 1.9 of the language. It was written ( and illustrated! ) by an all-star team: David Flanagan, bestselling author of programming language “bibles” (including JavaScript: The Definitive Guide and Java in a Nutshell) and committer to the Ruby Subversion repository. Yukihiro “Matz” Matsumoto, creator, designer and lead developer of Ruby and author of Ruby in a Nutshell, which has

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  1. 4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Great book, April 20, 2011
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    C. Moyer (PA) –
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    Excellent book. Several chapters will build upon the same sample application and will explain each new piece of code. When later chapters don’t fit the current sample application, it will start with a new sample application. One doesn’t need to “follow along from chapter to chapter” as each chapter introduces new ideas and also has ability to download the code. I for one didn’t code up any of the samples but simply followed along the explanations and applied the concepts and methods to my own application. It would have been nice if it went into depth on database handling and patterns as that seems to be troublesome for me if you don’t follow the exact pattern as described. Other than that, great book to get you up and running quickly.

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  2. 5.0 out of 5 stars
    Complete Code, October 10, 2012
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    I find myself coming back to this book again and again for complete code examples of how to do basic Android programming tasks.

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  3. 5.0 out of 5 stars
    Excellent Introduction to Android Application Development, May 28, 2012
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    R. Raymond
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    This review is from: Android Programming Tutorials, 3rd Edition (Paperback)
    What I found really interesting about this book is that, as the title indicates, it reads as a series of tutorials more than a chapter-by-chapter approach to understanding the framework and environment. Giving enough information to understand the intentions of the code and author, but not enough that you will drown in unnecessary details like other books I have read on the topic. I also really enjoyed the fact that the core tutorials build on one another, giving one complete working example that guides you through the book.

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  4. 126 of 131 people found the following review helpful
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    This is the new authoritative Ruby book and the one to buy., February 26, 2008
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    Peter Cooper (Louth, UK) –

    This review is from: The Ruby Programming Language (Paperback)
    Originally planned as a second edition to Ruby classic, Ruby In A Nutshell, The Ruby Programming Language is a new book by David Flanagan and Yukihiro Matsumoto (a.k.a. Matz – creator of Ruby) and published by O’Reilly. The book covers both Ruby 1.8 and 1.9 and with its esteemed authors and technical approach, is sure to become a new “Bible” for Ruby developers.

    As of the start of 2008 this book is REALLY fresh and up to date. Its style is very direct and matter-of-fact; well suited for existing Ruby developers and proficient developers coming from other languages. The examples are clear and logical and the explanations concise; this is a well edited and authoritative book.

    The structure of the book is a delight with ten well-defined chapters (with titles such as Reflection and Metaprogramming, Statements and Control Structures, and Expressions and Operators) that each contain a tree of sections. Consider Chapter 4, Expressions and Operators. A sample dive down to section 4.5.5.2 takes us through 4.5, Assignments; 4.5.5, Parallel Assignment; and finally to 4.5.5.2, One lvalue, multiple rvalues. This is a breath of fresh air in a Ruby reference work.

    The only downside, in terms of the thousands who might be browsing Amazon looking for a single Ruby book to start off with, is that this book is so well focused on documenting the core elements of the Ruby language, it doesn’t work either as a tutorial / beginner’s introduction to Ruby, or as an exhaustive reference work (as, on both fronts, the Pickaxe attempts to be.) This lack of dilution may be an ultimate strength, however, since anyone above the station of “beginner” will be able to learn Ruby thoroughly from this book, use it as a general reference, and then be able to use the exhaustive documentation that comes with Ruby itself to cover the standard library and built-in classes.

    In conclusion, whether you’re an existing developer or a newcomer to Ruby, you need just three things to be up and running with Ruby in the book / documentation department. Buy this, the Ruby Way (by Hal Fulton), and learn how to use the documentation that comes with Ruby.

    This book will act as the “Bible” for Ruby, the Ruby Way will make you an expert, and learning how to use the documentation that comes with Ruby will mean you’re not using information that’s out of date within a couple of years. The perfect combo! It’ll last you for years.

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  5. 21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
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    In my top 10 of all time…, October 26, 2008
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    Clinton Begin (Canada) –
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    This review is from: The Ruby Programming Language (Paperback)
    This book is quite simply one of the finest software development books ever written. The style, the length, the scope, and the structure are all absolutely perfect. The balance creates a reading experience that seemingly opens a channel to your brain and feeds the information in.

    Flanagan is a master author of technical books, especially languages. His JavaScript book is equally well done. Matsumoto’s unique technical mastery here leaves no stone unturned. And even the artwork by “why the lucky stiff” added a fun element that just rounded out the book as the best in its class.

    If I could forget the whole thing, just so I could read it again, I would. It is that good.

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  6. 21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
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    Perfect For Experienced Ruby Developers, March 7, 2008
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    Dan McKinnon (Tewksbury, MA USA) –
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    This review is from: The Ruby Programming Language (Paperback)
    ‘The Ruby Programming Language’ is one of ‘those’ O’Reilly books that become staples in the family of GREAT texts that have come before. At 400+ pages, the following content is discussed:

    01. Intro
    02. Structure of Ruby Programs
    03. Datatypes & Objects
    04. Expressions & Operators
    05. Statements & Control Structures
    06. Methods, Procs, Lambdas, Closures
    07. Classes & Modules
    08. Reflection & Metaprogramming
    09. Ruby Platform
    10. Ruby Environment

    Logically laid out, wonderful writing, clear and concise examples with a length that is ‘just right’ (this is so hard to not find bloated books) this is perfect for those that know some Ruby and/or programming in general. If you are new to software development, this book probably is NOT for you as it’s not a “learning” text. There are other Ruby books that cover said topic though so make sure to pick those up as well.

    Awesome job O’Reilly for this relatively new and fast growing language that is used on the web and wherever you want!!

    ***** HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

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