Brian Sawyer

Brian Sawyer

Brian Sawyer is a Senior Editor for O'Reilly Media, where he manages the Missing Manuals division.

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Westford, Massachusetts

Areas of Expertise:

  • android
Brian Sawyer is a Senior Editor for O'Reilly Media, where he manages the Missing Manuals division. He has also served as lead editor for the company's popular Hacks series, editor for Head First and Make: Books titles, and contributing editor to Craft magazine. When not writing or editing about technology, he uses it to help train for marathons (see Chapter 4 of Best Android Apps).

NOOK Tablet: Out of the Box NOOK Tablet: Out of the Box
by Preston Gralla, Brian Sawyer
December 2011
Ebook: $2.99

Kindle Fire: Out of the Box Kindle Fire: Out of the Box
by Brian Sawyer
November 2011 (est.)
Ebook: $2.99

DIY Bookbinding DIY Bookbinding
by Brian Sawyer
July 2011
Ebook: $4.99

Best Android Apps Best Android Apps
by Mike Hendrickson, Brian Sawyer
April 2010
Print: $19.99
Ebook: $15.99

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A geeky summertime treat

July 04 2012

Got 30 seconds and some liquid nitrogen? In this Code podcast, Cooking for Geeks author Jeff Potter shows how those two ingredients (and a few others) can summon near-instant ice cream. read more

Why learn C?

June 28 2012

In this Code podcast, "Head First C" co-author David Griffith discusses C's continued popularity and why C and Arduino work well together. read more

Fitness for geeks

April 26 2012

Programmers who spend 14 hours a day in front of a computer know how hard it is to step away from the cubicle. But as "Fitness for Geeks" author Bruce Perry notes in this podcast, getting fit doesn't need to be daunting. read more

Four Short Links

August 21 2009

Borrowing Nat Torkington's useful "four short links" format, I thought I'd round up a few items related to Head First you may have missed: Four ways that writing Head First has blown my mind -- Michael Milton explains four ways... read more

The Learner's Journey in Practice

July 08 2009

Earlier this year, while Michael Milton was in the early stages of developing Head First Data Analysis (publishing later this month), we brought him to Cambridge to meet with the Head First editorial team for a focused training session. Our... read more

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"...Best Android Apps is an invaluable resource. "
--Megan Just, Sacramento Book Review

"Overall, we found this book to be extremely helpful...I do recommend this book heartily..."
--Ana Mardoll,

"I have been using several of the apps recommended prior to reading the book, and I’ve added quite a few more to my arsenal after reading it."
--Anna Creech, Blogcritics Magazine

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--Karissa Eckert,