Thursday, September 1, 2011

Win a Copy of the Second Edition of SAMS Teach Yourself Android Application Development in 24 Hours!

There's still time! You've got until September 8th to enter to win a copy of our beginner Android development book over at the Android Police website! Just post a comment about an app idea you've got and you'll get a chance to win one of five copies of SAMS Teach Yourself Android Application Development in 24 Hours, Second Edition!

We look forward to reading your comments and good luck!

(Note: This particular contest appears to available to anyone in the world!)

This book is our most recent in the SAMS series and is for beginners compared to our more advanced title, Android Wireless Application Development (2nd Edition) (Developer's Library).

8 comments:

PaperPilot said...

I have not been able to find the ADT Eclipse plugin. Getting started with Android Application Development is a very frustrating experience so far.

Joel

Melvin Lai said...

Hi,

I really like the SAMS Teach Yourself books a lot, but it is sad to say your book has a fault I do not like. The images seems a little blurry. Other than that, the explanation is really good. I hope in your 3rd edition, your images are much clearer!

Melvin Lai said...

Hi,

I really like the SAMS Teach Yourself books a lot, but it is sad to say your book has a fault I do not like. The images seems a little blurry. Other than that, the explanation is really good. I hope in your 3rd edition, your images are much clearer!

Shane Conder said...

Thanks. :)

We don't control the printing at all. The publisher handles all of that. We try to just put indicative images, rather than ones that need to be studied in detail.

peltiercooler said...

PaperPilot,

http://developer.android.com/sdk/eclipse-adt.html

maha f said...

iam still in first hour many things is different than printed instructions , i use Eclipse version 3.8 for mac iOS x .
i did not know how can i browse files inside eclipse like string.xml ?
when i reopen a project, it did not work , they said there is no files to debug or like this

Justin Ballen said...

Is there a support group dedicated to this book? It seems that the more I read, the more questions I have. I feel a bit overwhelmed.

Nathan said...

Found a bug in the book and accompanying source.

When using tabs/tabhost, scrollview should have:

android:layout_height="wrap_content"

for each of the scroll views in each of the tabs. In the book and source it's sent to match_parent. This appears to get ignored until you add a 3rd tab, at which point the bug manifests itself.