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on 28 August 2014
Book gets off to a very bad start. You're invited to download the authors example programs to get started with, however the author has not picked one API level and stuck to it. This means you'll have to download many copies of the runtime, about 15 gigabytes in my case. Had the author just picked one API and stated which API to download, this would save so much wasted time and effort. On top of that, one of the examples seems to reference a (not bundled) twitter library that's hardcoded to a Windows directory. Until that's fixed, all the source files seemed to show an error.
Not much thought put into a book that's going to be for newbies, who'll need a lot of handholding and expect things to work as described in the book. Not recommended.