Utilizing Recipes

In general, the code recipes in this cookbook are self-contained and include all the information necessary to run a working application on an Android device. Chapters 1 and 2 give an introduction to the overall use of Android, but feel free to jump around and start using whatever is necessary.

This book is written first as a reference, providing knowledge mostly by example with greatest benefits through implementation of the recipes of interest.The main technique introduced in each recipe is specified in the section heading. However, additional techniques are included in each recipe as needed to support the main recipe.

After reading this book, a developer should

■ Be able to write an Android Application from scratch.

■ Be able to write code that works across multiple versions of Android.

■ Be able to utilize the various Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) provided in Android.

■ Have a large reference of code snippets to quickly assimilate into applications.

■ Appreciate the various ways to do the same task in Android and the benefits of each.

■ Understand the unique aspects of Android programming techniques.

Character Building Thought Power

Character Building Thought Power

Character-Building Thought Power by Ralph Waldo Trine. Ralph draws a distinct line between bad and good habits. In this book, every effort is made by the writer to explain what comprises good habits and why every one needs it early in life. It draws the conclusion that habits nurtured in early life concretize into impulses in future for the good or bad of the subject.

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