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Android Examples, 12 May 2011
My aim in buying this book was to learn Android techniques by finding examples to try out. This book contains two examples. The first one implements an app which switches the phone to silent mode and back again. Some useful techniques but not a very useful app. The second example is much better. It is a "To Do List". It illustrates text input/edit together with date/time display/edit.
It also uses SQLite data storage. The general technique is to leave some of the handling of 'import' statements to the user, which is generally a good thing. Some 'import' statements are created by the 'eclipse' development tool, which occasionally gets them wrong. One problem I had was with the statement:
date = format.parse(dateTime);
This was reported as an error: Unhandled exception type ParseException
I eventually traced this down to an 'import' statement generated by eclipse (Helios):
This should have been:
The same problem occurs in another class file.
Generally a very good book, with source code available from the web, but no place to discuss or report problems as with some other similar books.