Search is an amazing field of study, because it offers infinite possibilities for how we might find
and make information available to people. We join with the authors in encouraging readers to
approach this book with a view toward discovering and creating new ways to search. Google's
mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful, and
we welcome any contribution you make toward achieving this goal.
If you’re reading this book, you know a bit about Google SketchUp and probably have used it
to create some great models. You love SketchUp’s price (free, or about $500 for the Pro version)
and you certainly love SketchUp’s intuitive user interface. Dig beneath SketchUp’s deceptively
simple surface, however, and you can unearth techniques that enable you to create stunning
models and presentations that you thought only pricey modeling applications could produce.
Behind Google’s deceptively simple interface is immense power for both market and competitive research—if you know how to use it well. Sure, basic searches are easy, but complex searches require specialized skills. This concise book takes you through the full range of Google’s powerful search-refinement features, so you can quickly find the specific information you need. Learn techniques ranging from simple Boolean logic to URL parameters and other advanced tools, and see how they’re applied to real-world market research examples.
“If I had to choose a single book to sit next to my machine when writing software for Linux, this would be it.” —MARTIN LANDERS, SOFTWARE ENGINEER, GOOGLE “This book, with its detailed descriptions and examples, contains everything you need to understand the details and nuances of the low-level programming APIs in Linux . . .
The Android development platform, created by Google and the Open Handset Alliance, is a platform in its truest sense, encompassing hundreds of classes beyond the traditional Java classes and open source components that ship with the SDK.
With Beginning Android 2, you’ll learn how to develop applications for Android 2.x mobile devices, using simple examples that are ready to run with your copy of the SDK. Author, Android columnist, writer, developer, and community advocate Mark L.
Over the last two years, Google’s Android operating system (OS) has gone from a virtually
unknown open source solution to the current mobile OS market leader among all mobile
handsets, with over one-third of the market share, and it’s still climbing rapidly. Android has even
started to dominate the tablet OS marketplace, and is also the foundation for the popular iTV OS
known as GoogleTV. There seems to be no end in sight for Android’s rocketing success, which is
great news for owners of this book....
Android Essentials is a no–frills, no–nonsense, code–centric run through the guts of application development on Google’s Mobile OS. This book uses the development of a sample application to work through topics, focusing on giving developers the essential tools and examples required to make viable commercial applications work. Covering the entirety of the Android catalog in less than 150 pages is simply impossible. Instead, this book focuses on just four main topics: the application life cycle and OS integration, user interface, location–based services, and networking....
“This is the definitive book for anyone wanting to create a system based on Android. If you don’t work for Google and you are working with the low-level Android interfaces, you need this book.” —Greg Kroah-Hartman, Core Linux Kernel Developer “If you or your team works on creating custom Android images, devices, or ROM mods, you want this book! Other than the source code itself, this is the only place where you’ll find an explanation of how Android works, how the Android build system works, and an overall view of how Android is put together. I especially like the chapters...