The current edition of this book is the Third Edition. Please go to that page for the latest code and errata for the Third Edition.

All Editions:

  • Third Edition, covering Android 1.5 to 2.1 (In print)
  • Second Edition., covering Android 1.5 and 1.6 (Out of print)
  • First Edition (Out of print)

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About this Book

  • 200 pages
  • Published:
  • Release: P1.6 (2009-08-07)
  • ISBN: 978-1-93435-617-3

About the Author

Ed Burnette is a software industry veteran with more than 25 years of experience as a programmer, author, and speaker. His development credits include everything from commercial video games to high-performance grid computing systems. Ed is a founding member and senior researcher at the SAS Advanced Computing Lab.

Ed has authored numerous technical articles and books, including Google Web Toolkit: Taking the Pain out of Ajax and Eclipse IDE Pocket Guide. He writes the Dev Connection blog for ZDNet, and is the creator of Planet Android (

In his copious spare time, you can often find him playing video games with his two sons at their home in central North Carolina.

Comments and Reviews

  • I just finished the first 3 chapters of your book, and I just had to write and say thanks for writing it! I absolutely love it. I really hope to see another one in the future. I can’t put into words how helpful your book is to me.

    —Nathan Schwermann