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This week, we're delighted to have Ed Burnette helping to answer questions about the new book Hello, Android. See the table of contents online.

The promotion starts Tuesday, March 10th 2009 and will end on Friday, March 13th 2009.

We'll be selecting four random posters in this forum to win a free copy of the book provided by the publisher, Pragmatic.

Please see the Book Promotion page to ensure your best chances at winning!

Posts in this welcome thread are not eligible for the drawing.

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ps - Congratulations Ed by beating the welcome message by an hour
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Welcome to the Ranch Ed, and thanks for your support during this promotion.


BTW, Jeanne, you forgot to make this topic sticky.

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Henry Wong wrote:BTW, Jeanne, you forgot to make this topic sticky.

Did it now. Thanks.
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*gives virtual fist-bump to Ed*

Enjoy your week! May all the questions be straightforward, all your answers useful, and all your available book copies be sold! Except for the four winners, of course...

Ed Burnette
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Thanks, it's good to be back on JavaRanch!


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Welcome Ed and thanks for choosing JavaRanch!


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Warmest welcome to Ed Burnette ....


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Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:This week, we're delighted to have Ed Burnette helping to answer questions about the new book Hello, Android. See the table of contents online.

The promotion starts Tuesday, February 17th 2009 and will end on Friday, February 20th 2009.

Are you sure that's February and not March?
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Welcome, Ed.
I am reading Hello, Android. It is a wonderful introduction to programming on Android.

I highly recommend it for anyone starting out on this topic.

Arjan Kleene wrote:
Are you sure that's February and not March?


Looking at the Book Promotion Schedule, it should probably be March 10 - 13.


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Sonny Gill wrote:Looking at the Book Promotion Schedule, it should probably be March 10 - 13.

Quite right; I fixed that.


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Welcome Ed!


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Ed, great book! I reluctantly had to return it to the library last week, and have been thinking about purchasing the PDF version to always have it handy. Does that format cover updates, or (much like print) do I only get the current edition at time of purchase? I've read some of your blog posts about planned updates and would really hate to pick up a copy only to have a new version come out a month or two later.

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Thanks Arjan for pointing out the error.
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Ed, great book! I reluctantly had to return it to the library last week, and have been thinking about purchasing the PDF version to always have it handy.


Thanks. I find it useful myself because you can search in PDFs. By the way there's a discount if you get both formats.

Does that format cover updates, or (much like print) do I only get the current edition at time of purchase? I've read some of your blog posts about planned updates and would really hate to pick up a copy only to have a new version come out a month or two later.


Updates to the same edition are covered (see this FAQ from the publisher for details) but so far there hasn't been a need for an update. No major errors have turned up in the errata and no changes were needed for version 1.1. The only change I'm thinking about right now is to update all the Android documentation URLs in the book, because Google redesigned their web site after the book was published. However, Google is kindly redirecting the old URLs (e.g., http://code.google.com/android/reference/android/R.html) to the new locations (e.g., http://d.android.com/reference/android/R.html) so most of the links still work.
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Welcome Ed in javaranch android forum.

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Great to have you on this forum Ed.


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Will there be a formal annoucement about the lucky book winners?
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Sri Jaganathan wrote:Will there be a formal annoucement about the lucky book winners?

Yes. It could be anytime in the next 24 hours or so. My money is on the very near future though .
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my bad Ed for not welcoming you in the first place and then i won , i really have no idea about the Book Promotion i just love posting here in JavaRanch and then plus Android Boom! im a homebuddy here!


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