Blake Meike is an engineer with more than 30 years of experience, much of it with Java. He has built systems as large as Amazon's massively scalable AutoScaling service and as small as a pre-Android OSS/Linux based Java-like platform for cell-phones. He is currently deep in Android.
Our new book is out! You can buy "Programming Android" right here
Webcast: Concurrent programming in Android September 29, 2011
Until quite recently, mobile platforms were a pretty safe place to run concurrent programs. Since they had only a single, simple processor, even programs that took completely unsafe liberties were still likely to run without error, most of the time. ...
"This book is great for reading from cover to cover as well as using it as a reference. I plan on keeping this book by my side. This book is for anyone looking to get into Android programming or anyone looking for direction on building Android applications with the latest APIs, tools, and best practices."
--Tad Anderson, Real World Software Architecture
"I was really excited to hear that there was an O'Reilly Android book out, and I'm equally excited to be able to say that it's exceeding my expectations at every turn they put into being cross-platform, often providing details for Linux and Mac OS X as well as Windows..."
--Dave Josephsen, ;login: The Usenix Magazine, October 2009
"I'm no super developer and I need stuff like this, that can take things a little more slowly and make it all clear. "
--JR Peck, Slashdot.org
"An excellent introduction and guide to building smartphone applications for the Java-based Android environment,
which has been developed by Google. "
--Michael L. Kleper, The Kleper Report on Digital Publishing