Rapid Android Development – Using Processing to build apps fast – #programming #bookreview

Rapid Android Development Build Rich, Sensor-Based Applications with Processing Daniel Sauter (Pragmatic Bookshelf – paperback) The main goal of Daniel Sauter’s nicely written new book is to help you learn “how to develop interactive, sensor-based Android apps” quickly. At first glance, you may question how “quickly” you can go through 13 chapters with a total … Continue reading Rapid Android Development – Using Processing to build apps fast – #programming #bookreview

OpenGL ES 2 for Android – A fine quick-start guide for new developers – #android #programming #bookreview

OpenGL ES 2 for Android A Quick-Start Guide Kevin Brothaler (Pragmatic Bookshelf – paperback) Yes, the timing might seem a bit strange, releasing an OpenGL ES 2 book in early July, 2013, barely a month before the August release of OpenGL ES 3. However, OpenGL ES 3 is backward-compatible with OpenGL ES 2. And the … Continue reading OpenGL ES 2 for Android – A fine quick-start guide for new developers – #android #programming #bookreview

NOOK HD: The Missing Manual – Tips and tricks for getting the most from your e-reader tablet – #bookreview

NOOK HD: The Missing Manual Preston Gralla (O’Reilly – Kindle, paperback) Prolific and top-notch technical writer Preston Gralla is back again, this time with a handy “Missing Manual” that explains how to use two Barnes & Noble e-reader tablets, the NOOK HD and NOOK HD+. His 18-chapter, 464-page book is divided into eight well-written parts containing generally … Continue reading NOOK HD: The Missing Manual – Tips and tricks for getting the most from your e-reader tablet – #bookreview

Android Cookbook: Problems & Solutions for Android Developers – #bookreview #in #programming

Android Cookbook Edited by Ian F. Darwin (O’Reilly, paperback, list price $54.99; Kindle edition, list price$43.99) Several dozen Android developers have contributed some 200 tested “recipes” to this hefty how-to guide for building Android apps. But be sure you know Java reasonably well before tackling Android Cookbook. As the book’s editor, Ian F. Darwin, notes, … Continue reading Android Cookbook: Problems & Solutions for Android Developers – #bookreview #in #programming

NOOK Tablet: The Missing Manual (for NOOK Color, too) – #bookreview #in

Nook Tablet: The Missing Manual By Preston Gralla (O’Reilly, paperback, list price $19.99; Kindle edition, list price $15.99) Barnes & Noble’s NOOK Tablet and NOOK Color are stylish and powerful portable devices that blend the functions of e-reader and computer. They have many useful features, but they aren’t shipped with a detailed user manual. (B … Continue reading NOOK Tablet: The Missing Manual (for NOOK Color, too) – #bookreview #in

Galaxy Tab: The Missing Manual – #bookreview #android

Galaxy Tab: The Missing Manual By Preston Gralla (O’Reilly, paperback, list price $19.99; Kindle edition, list price $19.99) Getting or giving yourself a Galaxy Tab for Christmas? Consider getting this book to go with it, whether you’re getting a 3G/4G or Wi-Fi version of the Samsung tablet computer. Reason one: You won’t find much how-to … Continue reading Galaxy Tab: The Missing Manual – #bookreview #android

Droid X2: The Missing Manual – #droid #bookreview

Droid X2: The Missing Manual By Preston Gralla (O’Reilly, paperback, list price $19.99; Kindle edition, list price $9.99) Got, getting or giving a Droid X2 smartphone? Consider adding this useful how-to manual to the mix. Droid X2: The Missing Manual bills itself as “The book that should have been in the box.” But it’s likely much bigger … Continue reading Droid X2: The Missing Manual – #droid #bookreview

Build Mobile Websites and Apps for Smart Devices – #bookreview

Build Mobile Websites and Apps for Smart Devices By Earle Castledine, Myles Eftos & Max Wheeler (SitePoint, $39.95, paperback; $27.99, Kindle) By 2013, in some estimates, mobile devices such as smartphones and “other browser-equipped phones” will outnumber the world’s 1.78 billion PCs. Meanwhile, the “mobile share of overall web browsing” is now growing rapidly. And: “We’re never … Continue reading Build Mobile Websites and Apps for Smart Devices – #bookreview