What book editing isn't better the second time around? Like a dog
returns to his vomit and the fool to his folly, the author must return
to his writing. And with the past week, my author team and I have
finished our AR and Production Editing for Wrox's "Professional Android
with Mono for Android and .NET/C#." We are literally 8 months from being
AR and PE complete the first time around (I really hope that there
isn't a third).
The genesis of this book has been really interesting. It started while we were still writing our "Professional iPhone Programming with MonoTouch" book. We started talking about this due to the Apple self FUD starting last April, 2010. Watching the number of Android devices sold go up each quarter also helped me make the decision to go forward. Martin Bowling started as the lead author. Unfortunately, he had family issues and had to drop off during the planning stages. The other authors that joined me on this were Nathan Blevins, Jon Dick, Chris Hardy, and John Croft.
Here is some info from the Amazon web site about our book:
The wait is over! For the millions of .NET/C# developers who have been eagerly awaiting the book that will guide them through the white-hot field of Android application programming, this is the book. As the first guide to focus on Mono for Android, this must-have resource dives into writing applications against Mono with C# and compiling executables that run on the Android family of devices.
Putting the proven Wrox Professional format into practice, the authors provide you with the knowledge you need to become a successful Android application developer without having to learn another programming language. You'll explore screen controls, UI development, tables and layouts, and MonoDevelop as you become adept at developing Android applications with Mono for Android.
- Answers the demand for a detailed book on the extraordinarily popular field of Android application development
- Strengthens your existing skills of writing applications and shows you how to transfer your talents to building Android apps with Mono for Android and .NET/C#
- Dives into working with data, REST, SOAP, XML, and JSON
- Location, mapping, and the question of "where am I?" with regards to mobile.
- Discusses how to communicate with other applications, deploy apps, and even make money in the process
Professional Android Programming with Mono for Android and .NET/C# gets you up and running with Android app development today.Please remember to buy 8 to 10 copies for the ones you love. They will make great presents all year round. If you would like to start by pre-ordering 5, that would be great to.