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Pro Android Web Apps - tutorials?

Michael Swierczek
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Thank you for posting to JavaRanch. The Amazon.com writeup of the book states "Learn how to structure mobile web apps through a number of practical, real-world application examples." Are the examples portions of complete applications, or is there and end-to-end tutorial for some simple application?

I have found it much easier to adopt new software development skills based on detailed tutorials that accompany the more abstract concepts.

Thanks for your time.
-Mike
Sebastien Blanc
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Hi,
During the first 6 chapter, you will build a todo list app, from very basic to very elaborated at the end chapter 6, a lot of different concepts are artioulated around this sample app.
The rest of the book will be focused on building a geosocial Game , very cool !


Sebastien Blanc
Pro Android Web Apps: Developing HTML5, JavaScript, CSS, and Chrome OS Web Apps
Michael Swierczek
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Outstanding, sir, thank you!

My current favorite web application framework is the Play Framework. I really can't say how it compares overall to Spring MVC, JSF, Tapestry, Wicket, etc... but Play has a fabulous tutorial that introduces almost all of the major concepts it uses, and got me writing some non-trivial applications in less than a week. All of the others, at least when I looked at them, had less helpful introductions.
Sebastien Blanc
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if you like Play! you should also check Grails, it's my favorite web framework and I contribute also for it by building plugins
Michael Swierczek
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Thank you for the suggestion, I will check it out.
Lemig Gimeno
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Hi, What are the prerequisites for your book? I have no web apps experience but I know how to code in java. I'm also currently learning android application development. thanks.
Damon Oehlman
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Lemig Gimeno wrote:Hi, What are the prerequisites for your book? I have no web apps experience but I know how to code in java. I'm also currently learning android application development. thanks.


Ideally you would have some experience with HTML, CSS and Javascript before jumping into Pro Android Web Apps. If you haven't you can still work through the samples, but I will be honest and say it will get pretty heavy going quite quickly. If you were interested in investigating the mobile web apps approach, then the book would definitely help you do that. I would just make sure you have a Javascript and possibly jQuery book close at hand before diving in though. The HTML is nothing complicated, and you could get by without understanding how the CSS works (until a later time at least).

Hopefully that answers your question.

Cheers,
Damon.


Damon Oehlman
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