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Wei-Meng Lee - book author

Wei-Meng Lee is the author of books: Beginning Android 4 Application Development, Beginning Android Application Development, Beginning iOS 4 Application Development, Android Application Development Cookbook: 93 Recipes for Building Winning Apps, Beginning iPad Application Development, Beginning Android Tablet Application Development, Beginning iOS 5 Application Development, Beginning Swift Programming, Windows 7: Up and Running: A Quick, Hands-On Introduction, Beginning Android 2 Application Development

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Understand Android OS for both smartphone and tablet programming This fast-paced introduction to the newest release of Android OS gives aspiring mobile app developers what they need to know to program for today's hottest Android smartphones and tablets. Android 4 OS is, for the first time, a single solution for both smartphones and tablets, so if you master the information in this helpful guide, you'll be well on your way to successful development for both devices. From using activities and intents and creating rich user interfaces to working with SMS, messaging APIs, and the Android SDK, what you need is here.

Provides clear instructions backed by real-world programming examples Begins with the basics and covers everything Android 4 developers need to know for both smartphones and tablets Explains how to customize activities and intents, create rich user interfaces, and manage data Helps you work with SMS and messaging APIs, the Android SDK, and using location-based services Details how to package and publish your applications to the Android Market Beginning Android 4 Application Development pares down the most essential steps you need to know so you can start creating Android applications today.
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Create must-have applications for the latest Android OS The Android OS is a popular and flexible platform for many of today's most in-demand mobile devices. This full-color guide offers you a hands-on introduction to creating Android applications for the latest mobile devices. Veteran author Wei Meng Lee accompanies each lesson with real-world examples to drive home the content he covers. Beginning with an overview of core Android features and tools, he moves at a steady pace while teaching everything you need to know to successfully develop your own Android applications.


Explains what an activity is and reviews its lifecycle Zeroes in on customizing activities by applying styles and themes Looks at the components of a screen, including LinearLayout, AbsoluteLayout, and RelativeLayout, among others Details ways to adapt to different screen sizes and adjust display orientation Reviews the variety of views such as TextView, ProgressBar, TimePicker, and more Beginning Android Application Development pares down the most essential steps you need to know so you can start creating Android applications today.
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The ideal starting point for creating apps using iOS 4 Written by an experienced Apple developer and trainer, this full-color reference serves as an ideal jumping point for creating applications for Apple's iOS 4 that runs on the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. In addition to in-depth coverage of the iOS SDK, the book walks you through the various core aspects of iPhone and iPad development. You'll learn how to take advantage of the tools provided by XCode and you'll benefit from a solid introduction to Objective-C, which allows you to have a smooth transition to iPhone development from another platform.


Offers a solid foundation for creating applications for Apple's iOS 4 Covers all the new features of iOS 4 and provides a new applications template for developing iPad and iPhone apps Addresses the new PopoverView for iPad apps Shows how to develop background applications, which is one of the new features in iOS 4 Beginning iOS 4 Application Development is your ultimate resource for creating applications for Apple's iOS 4.
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A must-have collection of ready-to-use Android recipes! The popularity of Google Android devices is seemingly unstoppable and the Android 4 release offers, for the first time, a single OS solution for building both phone and tablet applications. With that exciting information in mind, veteran author Wei-Meng Lee presents you with 100 unique recipes that you can apply today in order to discover solutions to some of the most commonly encountered problems that exist in Android programming.

Covering the scope of multiple Android releases up through Android 4, this reference features a task description, followed by the solution(s) available, and a standalone project file that illustrates the use of the recipe. Formatting each recipe to be standalone, Wei-Meng Lee allows you to jump into the relevant recipe to find a solution to specific challenges.


Identifies and describes a programming task, provides a step-by-step solution, and presents a full-code solution ready for download Covers multiple Android releases Addresses such topics as user interfaces, telephony and messaging, networking, Google maps, location-based services, persisting data, leveraging hardware features, and more Android Application Development Cookbook is your solution to discovering...solutions!
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Beginning iPad Application Development will help jumpstart your iPad development. It covers topics progressively so you learn without being overwhelmed by details. It adopts the philosophy that the best way to learn is by doing, hence the numerous Try It Out sections, which first show you how to build something and then explain how things work. To truly benefit from this book, you should have some background in programming and at least be familiar with object-oriented programming concepts. Coverage includes:


getting started with Xcode and Interface Builder to build a Hello World application fundamental concepts of iPad programming: outlets and actions UI widgets known as views that make up the iPad application user interface view controllers available in the iPhone SDK and different types of iPad applications - View-based, Window-based, Split View-based, and Tab Bar applications how to deal with the iPad's virtual keyboard, hide the keyboard on demand, and ensure views are not blocked by the keyboard when it is displayed reorient the application's UI when the device is rotated or force an application to display in a certain orientation using the Table view is to display rows of data and implementing search capabilities in Table view using application settings to persist application preferences persisting application data by saving the data to files in the application's sandbox directory using the embedded SQLite3 database library to store data implementing animations using gesture recognizers in the iPhone SDK to interpret user's input gestures access the iPad accelerometer and detecting device shakes communicating with Web services and their data publishing services on the network using Bonjour implementing applications that use push notifications building location-based services applications, obtaining geographical locations data, displaying a map an overview of the Objective-C language
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A full-color, fast-paced introduction to developing tablet applications using Android The new release of Android 3 brings the full power of Android to tablet computing and this hands-on guide offers an introduction to developing tablet applications using this new Android release. Veteran author Wei-Meng Lee explains how Android 3 is specifically optimized for tablet computing and he details Android's tablet-specific functions. Beginning with the basics, this book moves at a steady pace to provide everything you need to know to begin successfully developing your own Android tablet applications.


Serves as a full-color, hands-on introduction to developing tablet applications with the new Android 3 Offers a helpful overview of Android 3 programming for tablets Details the components of Android tablet applications Highlights ways to build the Android user interface for tablets, create location-based services, publish Android applications, use Eclipse for Android development, and employ the Android emulator Beginning Android Tablet Application Development is an ideal starting point for getting started with using Android 3 to develop tablet applications.
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The ideal starting point for iPhone and iPad app development with iOS 5

If you want to develop apps for Apple's iPhone and iPad, first you need to know how to use the tools--iPhone's new iOS 5 operating system and SDK, and the new xCode toolset that come with it. This full-color book is the perfect starting point. Beginning developers, you'll get a solid introduction to the new xCode 4 and Objective-C and find everything you need to quickly build your first app. The book thoroughly covers all the new iOS 5 features, including new multitasking, location-based services, notification system, cloud-based features, and much more.Written by bestselling Wrox author, Wei-Meng Lee, this is an ideal book for beginning developersHelps eager developers quickly start building apps for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod TouchIntroduces iOS 5, xCode 4, Objective-C, and the basics you need to create your first Apple device appCovers a host of new iOS 5 capabilities, including new multitasking, new location-based services, and a new notification systemShows you how to work with iOS 5's cloud-based features for online storage of music, photos, and video

Full-color and full of information, "Beginning iOS 5 Application Development" is the ultimate guide for beginning Apple developers.

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Enter the Swift future of iOS and OS X programming Beginning Swift Programming is your ideal starting point for creating Mac, iPhone, and iPad apps using Apple's new Swift programming language. Written by an experienced Apple developer and trainer, this comprehensive guide explains everything you need to know to jumpstart the creation of your app idea. Coverage includes data types, strings and characters, operators and functions, arrays and dictionaries, control flow, and looping, with expert guidance on classes, objects, class inheritance, closures, protocols, and generics. This succinct -- yet complete -- overview provides a detailed introduction to the core features of Swift.

Apple developed Swift to address the limitations of Objective-C, and add features found in more complex languages like Python. The results is simpler, cleaner, more expressive code with automatic memory management, functional programming patterns, and more, including built-in features that make Swift apps faster, scalable, and more secure. This book explains it all, helping developers master Apple's new language.

Become fluent with syntax that's easier to read and maintain Understand inferred types for cleaner, less mistake-prone code Learn the key features that make Swift more expressive than Objective-C Learn the new optional types in Swift that make your code more resilient Understand the key design patterns in iOS and Mac OS programming using protocols and delegates Learn how to use generics to create highly reusable code Learn the new access controls mechanism in Swift Get up to speed quickly to remain relevant and ahead of the curve.
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This compact book offers the quickest path for Windows users to get started with Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system. You get the essential information you need to upgrade or install the system and configure it to fit your activities, along with a tour of Windows 7's features and built-in applications.

Microsoft has learned from the mistakes of Windows Vista, and Windows 7 shows it-this new OS is much faster and more stable. With Windows 7: Up and Running, you'll learn what's new and what's changed from XP and Vista, and get advice on ways to use this system for work, entertainment, instant communication, and more. Windows 7 is poised to be a big hit, and with this handy guide, you can be up and running -- and productive -- with it right away.


Master the user interface, including the taskbar, jump lists, desktop gadgets, Aero Shake, and notification area
Discover the joys of networking with HomeGroup file sharing and improved Wi-Fi
Tour the system's improved security, including the Action Center, User Account Control, and Credential Manager
Learn how to use Windows Live Essentials for messaging, photo sharing, moviemaking, emailing, and blogging
Get to know built-in applications such as Internet Explorer 8, Windows Media Player 12, Microsoft Paint, and WordPad
Learn about optional Microsoft software to enhance your Windows 7 experience
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A fast-paced, hands-on introduction to developing applications with the latest release of Android Android 2 is the latest version of the Android OS, the fastest growing mobile platform and the basis for many of today's bestselling smart phones. This must-have book offers a hands-on approach to teaching you Android 2 application development. You'll learn the ins and outs of Android development through a series of projects that address new coding techniques and encourage you to put your skills to use in everyday situations.


Serves as a must-have reference for Android 2 application development Escorts you through a series of projects that demonstrate how to use the new coding techniques of Android 2 Presents a no-nonsense introduction to the latest release of the Android OS Beginning Android 2 Application Development is also an ideal reference guide for dealing with Android in your day-to-day programming work.