Android Development Contest
Released some time ago one author of the art of Android development offers us an updated version of his book.
This criticism is shorter than the first, and for good reason, many aspects are still valid. We recommend that you first read the first review. Once again, our good Arnaud worked in the replay of this book. The publisher, the back cover, answered the question referring to the inclusion of version 2 of Android. As well tell you, it’s Android version 2.0. The deadlines for writing such a book, followed by its translation, do not offer information about version 2.1 and 2.2. For these versions, the best source remains the official site.
In reading, the changes are more specific than that. Firstly, the first surprise is the number of pages, it goes from 320 to 452. In these 130 pages, there are many new features. While some chapters are new to management for beginners (projects and targets), some are more experienced (the framework of the methods of seizures) and others have good idea to present issues of Practice (Device Management).
The good teaching of writing the first draft was completed by a reorganization of the chapters much better thought. For cons, I do not find relevant to sub chapters unclear, eg: “Halt! Who goes there? .
The content, the book gives an excellent overview. I think this is the book that offers a broader approach to the SDK. However, the publisher describes the book as are “intermediate / advanced” … the progress is perhaps a little over rated. This book remains to advise people who already have knowledge of Android (by what he had a mobile for example), knowledge of Java and who want applications to standard features. Indeed, the developer will want to do the advanced 2D/3D for example, use the NDK, or have an advanced use of multimedia. In these cases, the book may seem slight.
By cons, this book should be for 75% of applications. You can understand how your interface, manage the network, store your data and operate key components of the mobile. This leaves an interesting book and well built, but is a little short for advanced use of the SDK.