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Brian Krieger
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Joined: Jan 07, 2010
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Hello, Reese's. I have two questions for you (well, or for those answering).

First (and sorry for the greenhorn question), are there any specific improvements in Java 7 (gui, maybe NIO, etc.) that you would say make it more broadly appealing to end user mobile development that are addressed in the cookbook?

Second, and another "sorry" for the ignorance, but presumable y'all are related. What were the hills and valleys to developing something as large scale as a book with family?

Thanks, y'all!
Richard Reese
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I don't see any particular feature that is specific to mobile application development. You can use Java on the Android platform but the other platforms do not readily support its use. The Android environment has had several libraries added to directly support development in Java. Java 7 provides more general support to these platforms as opposed to any specific targeted support for them.

Developing a book with my daughter was fun. I was able to send more "quality" time with her. We never had any significant differences in opinion and in many ways complemented each other's work. The biggest problem dealt with the delivery schedule. Balancing work, family, and the 9 to 5 job was interesting at times. I hope to write another book with her in the future.

Richard Reese
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Brian Krieger
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Joined: Jan 07, 2010
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Thanks for taking the time to reply, Richard, I appreciate it. My assumption was just that about mobile, but I'm still at the steep end of the learning curve.

I always assumed the undertaking of a book is strenuous. Cool that you got to write it with your daughter. I read y'all's bio (which, fortunately for me, prevented me from posting about writing a book with your wife ;-). It's cool to hear about the 'hach. I'm familiar with the town just SE on 287.

Thanks again, and good fotunes with y'all's book!
Campbell Ritchie
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Richard Reese wrote:. . . We never had any significant differences in opinion . . .
She sounds very different from my daughter
If my wife and I tried to write a book together, we would not divorce . . . but we would have to remove all sharp implements from the house beforehand!
Jennifer Reese
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Haha! We never had any significant differences of opinion about the book...other topics are a different story! Truthfully though it was a fun experience and the hardest part was balancing our full time jobs with the demands of the book schedule. It was a great feeling of accomplishment to be done with it...partly because I felt like I got some of my personal life back! But it would be fun to do another book in the future.
 
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