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Android Application Development Cookbook – Second Edition


Over 100 recipes to help you solve the most common problems faced by Android Developers today

About This Book

  • Find the answers to your common Android programming problems, from set up to security, to help you deliver better applications, faster
  • Uncover the latest features of Android Marshmallow to make your applications stand out
  • Get up to speed with Android Studio 1.4 – the first Android Studio based on the IntelliJ IDE from JetBrains

Who This Book Is For

If you are new to Android development and want to take a hands-on approach to learning the framework, or if you are an experienced developer in need of clear working code to solve the many challenges in Android development, you can benefit from this book. Either way, this is a resource you’ll want to keep at your desk for a quick reference to solve new problems as you tackle more challenging projects.

What You Will Learn

  • Along with Marshmallow, get hands-on working with Google’s new Android Studio IDE
  • Develop applications using the latest Android framework while maintaining backward-compatibility with the support library
  • Master Android programming best practices from the recipes
  • Create exciting and engaging applications using knowledge gained from recipes on graphics, animations, and multimedia
  • Work through succinct steps on specifics that will help you complete your project faster
  • Keep your app responsive (and prevent ANRs) with examples on the AsynchTask class
  • Utilize Google Speech Recognition APIs for your app.
  • Make use of Google Cloud Messaging (GCM) to create Push Notifications for your users
  • Get a better understanding of the Android framework through detailed explanations

In Detail

The Android OS has the largest installation base of any operating system in the world; there has never been a better time to learn Android development to write your own applications, or to make your own contributions to the open source community!

This “cookbook” will make it easy for you to jump to a topic of interest and get what you need to implement the feature in your own application. If you are new to Android and learn best by “doing,” then this book will provide many topics of interest.

Starting with the basics of Android development, we move on to more advanced concepts, and we’ll guide you through common tasks developers struggle to solve. The first few chapters cover the basics including Activities, Layouts, Widgets, and the Menu. From there, we cover fragments and data storage (including SQLite), device sensors, the camera, and GPS. Then we move on more advanced topics such as graphics and animation (including OpenGL), multi-threading with AsyncTask, and Internet functionality with Volley. We’ll also demonstrate Google Maps and Google Cloud Messaging (also known as Push Notifications) using the Google API Library.

Finally, we’ll take a look at several online services designed especially for Android development. Take your application big-time with full Internet web services without having to become a server admin by leveraging the power of Backend as a Service (BaaS) providers.

Style and approach

This book progresses from the fundamentals of Android Development to more advanced concepts, with recipes to solve the most common problems faced by developers. This cookbook makes it easy to jump to specific topics of interest, where you’ll find simple steps to implement the solution and get a clear explanation of how it works.

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Nintendo Selects: Super Mario 3D Land – 3DS


Nintendo Selects highlights a variety of great games at a great price, including this one. The Super Mario 3D Land game reinvents everything fans love about Mario gaming with a platforming environment in true 3D. Players can experience an exhilarating sense of depth, distance and speed while running, jumping and stomping on enemies throughout the levels. The fan-favorite Tanooki suit also makes its return; you can use the Tanooki Suit’s tail to attack enemies or float gently down from great heights. These abilities help players move through the 3D environments with more confidence. Use Parental Controls to restrict 3D mode for children 6 and under.

Product Features

  • Nintendo Selects highlights a variety of great games at a great price, including this One.
  • The Super Mario 3D land game reinvents everything fans love about Mario gaming with a platforming environment in true 3D.
  • Use Parental Controls to restrict 3D mode for children 6 and under.

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Change of Fortune (A Miss Fortune Mystery Book 11)


Sinful, Louisiana, is always a hotbed of activity, and despite the steamy heat, August is no exception. Godzilla is terrorizing the town, looking for a home-cooked meal, and Gertie is worried someone will take the gator out before she can get him under control. Francine has a situation of her own at the café, where food is missing from inventory. And Celia is always up to no good.

But summer is almost over, which could mean huge changes for Fortune Redding. Her undercover time in Sinful has always been limited to three months, and that time is almost up. With Ahmad still on the loose, Fortune is forced to remain in hiding, but soon she’ll have to move to another town and start all over with a new identity. And that’s the last thing she wants to do. Determined to get her life back, Fortune decides to draw Ahmad out and end this once and for all.

Can Fortune take down one of the most dangerous men in the world? And if she can, does she have a future in Sinful?

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FURINNO 11156GYW/BK Entertainment Center W/2 Bin Drawers, French Oak Grey


FURINNO home living sets comprises of coffee table, end table, TV Entertainment Stands, and storage cabinets. The home living set comes in several color options – espresso, French oak grey and steam beech. These models are designed to fit in your space, style and fit on your budget. The main material, medium density composite wood, is made from recycled materials of rubber trees. All the materials are manufactured in Malaysia and comply with the Green rules of production. There is no foul smell, durable and the material is the most stable amongst the medium density composite woods. A simple attitude towards lifestyle is reflected directly on the design of FURINNO furniture, creating a trend of simply nature. All the products are produced and packed 100-percent in Malaysia with 90% – 95% recycled materials. Care instructions: wipe clean with clean damped cloth. Avoid using harsh chemicals. Pictures are for illustration purpose. All decor items are not included in this offer.

Product Features

  • Simple stylish design, Functional and suitable for any room.
  • Material: E1 grade composite wood, non-woven bins.
  • Fits in your space, fits on your budget.
  • Sturdy on flat surface. Some assembly required. Please see instruction.
  • Recommended maximum weight is 50 lbs up to 40 inches flat screen panel. Product Dimension:37.8(W)x15.6(D)x19(h) inches.
  • Rounded edge design prevents from potential injuries.

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Hasbro Scrabble Crossword Game


Put letters together, build words, add up your points and win! This classic game features the classic Scrabble equipment for a big-time word-on-word showdown. Do you see a word your opponent hasn’t seen. A double or triple letter or word space that will let you earn big points. Could the luck of the draw win you the game. Use your letters to score points and challenge your family and friends. It’s your word against theirs! Scrabble and all related characters are trademarks of Hasbro.

Product Features

  • Classic Scrabble game has the letter tiles and game guide for a wordy showdown
  • Store the tiles in the drawstring bag
  • Every letter counts in Scrabble
  • Includes 1 game board, 100 wooden letter tiles, 4 tile racks, 1 drawstring letter bag and game guide
  • Includes 1 gameboard, 100 wooden letter tiles, 4 tile racks, 1 drawstring letter bag and game guide

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Dynamic Web Application Development Using PHP and MySQL


Providing an end-to-end view of how modern web applications are built, Dynamic Web Application Development takes a cohesive approach to building a software architecture from core components. It tells a development story by taking you right through from analysis and design, learning the core technologies, and tying them together using standard tools patterns and frameworks without straying into detail or trying to cover too many alternatives. Using PHP scripting and the MySQL database management system, this is a contemporary and well targeted coverage of important areas of web application development including Ajax, , adaptive markup, web application frameworks, standards and conformance, accessibility and security issues. It shows you how to build functionality into a website using a variety of technologies. These will work as a basic framework from which you will be able to explore more challenging developments such as porting applications to mobile devices and including more Web 2.0 features. An ideal text for web programming courses, this book will help you whether you are a student or need to reskill and want a dependable and accessible self-study package.

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  • Used Book in Good Condition

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Alcatel OneTouch Icon Pop Android Prepaid Phone with Triple Minutes (Tracfone)


Alcatel OneTouch Icon Pop Android Prepaid Phone with Triple Minutes (Tracfone)

Product Features

  • Display: 5-Inch diagonally, Resolution: 480 x 854
  • Camera: Back: 5MP with autofocus, Front: .3MP (VGA). 720p Video Recording, Back facing Single LED Flash
  • Memory: 4 GB internal, with 2 GB available to the user for apps, pictures, downloads, etc. Ability to change default write location of media.
  • RAM: 1 GB (909MB total, about 500MB usable for apps)
  • OS: Android 4.4.2 KitKat, Processor: Snapdragon 200, 1.2 Ghz quadcore. ARMv7 rev 3
  • Speakers: Front facing (for calls), Back facing (for media), Battery: 2000 mAh

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Messenger Kids


Product Features

  • Parents control the contact list and can remove contacts at any time.
  • Kids message and video call using Wi-Fi, so they don’t need a phone number.
  • Kid-appropriate masks, stickers, GIFs, frames and emojis bring conversations to life.
  • Parents and approved grown-ups can connect from their Messenger app wherever it’s installed.
  • Messenger Kids is an ad-free experience and has no in-app purchases.
  • New masks and filters are added regularly.

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Hannah’s Cheerleader Girls – College Fashion & Love Story


Product Features

  • Join Hannah and Jack’s college days!
  • Dress up Hannah in cheerleader outfits!
  • Decorate cheerleader pom-poms!
  • Dress up Jack in a football uniform!
  • Do makeup, style hair & polish nails!
  • Get a facial spa & pedicure!
  • Have dinner with Jack!
  • Go on a romantic date under the stars!

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USA Newspapers


Product Features

  • Redesigned daily notification featuring the Morning Briefing
  • Article pages with richer images, fonts and multimedia
  • Breaking News Alerts that link directly to developing stories
  • Add Favorites Articles
  • Sort by “A-Z”, “Frequently Read” and “User”
  • Add/Delete News source
  • Share articles, photos and videos through your favorite sharing platform
  • Open with standard internet browser

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Umiker’s Management Skills for the New Health Care Supervisor


Today’s healthcare supervisors are continually faced with smaller budgets, fewer workers, and greater responsibilities. The seventh edition of Umiker’s Management Skills for the New Health Care Supervisor continues to provide valuable information for future healthcare managers and supervisors who must address these challenges daily. Written primarily for those who have little to no management training, Umiker’s offers practical suggestions for improving effectiveness, both as a supervisor and as an organization. Ideal for students in undergraduate, community, and career college programs, author Charles R. McConnell maintains Dr. William Umiker’s clear, jargon-free writing style.

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Cranium Dark Game


Want to host an epic game night? This hilarious Cranium Dark game is sure to be a hit! You pick an Action card and show it to the rest of the players. Then pick a Cranium Card and keep it a secret. Without saying any of the words on the Cranium card, you must get the other players to guess what’s on that Cranium card by expressing it in the style of the Action card. For example, can you get your friends to guess “milk a cow” while acting like a zombie — or “fried chicken” while drawing with your eyes closed — in just 60 seconds? Be the first player to collect 7 cards to win! Cranium and all related trademarks of Cranium, Inc. Hasbro Gaming and all related terms are trademarks of Hasbro.

Product Features

  • The Party Game for People Who Want to Act Up
  • The game you play after dark
  • Great for game night with friends
  • Hilarious, suspenseful gameplay
  • Includes 400 cards, timer, Cranium Clay, 2 pads of paper, and instructions.

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Minecraft: New Nintendo 3DS Edition – Nintendo 3DS


Minecraft is a game about placing blocks and going on adventures. Only playable on a New Nintendo 3DS. Explore randomly‐generated worlds and build amazing things from the simplest of homes to the grandest of castles. Play in Creative Mode with unlimited resources or mine deep into the world in survival mode, crafting weapons and armor to fend off the dangerous mobs. Create and explore your very own world where the only limit is what you can imagine. Includes five skin packs and two texture packs to customize your gameplay! Use the touch screen to check your map or manage your inventory! 2009-2017 Mojang. MINECRAFT is a trademark of Mojang Synergies AB.

Product Features

  • Minecraft is a game about placing blocks and going on adventures. Only playable on a New Nintendo 3DS. Explore randomly-generated worlds and build amazing things.
  • Create and explore your very own world where the only limit is what you can imagine.
  • Includes five skin packs and two texture packs to customize your gameplay!
  • Use the touch screen to check your map or manage your inventory!

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Taps to Riches


Product Features

  • Expand your empire into multiple cities with unique challenges
  • Hundreds of hilarious Advisers who add valuable business bonuses! Collect them all!
  • Dare to reset your progress and take advantage of Bizbots, a precious resource that give you even more money bonuses per tap!
  • Buy and upgrade your businesses to see them evolve into architectural masterpieces!
  • Tons of Bonuses and Achievements for you to discover with all of your tapping frenzy!
  • More features to come!

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Management Skills


This book was used for a new class at Rutgers Business School. It is a blend of chapters from other books put together. You will learn about teams, diversity, and how to deal with different type of people.

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HGTV


Product Features

  • STREAM HGTV LIVE for no extra charge by logging in with the username and password provided by your participating television service provider.
  • WATCH THE LATEST FULL EPISODES on demand.
  • WATCH A VARIETY OF CLIPS from your favorite shows with no login required.
  • CONTINUE WATCHING videos from where you previously stopped.
  • Closed Captioning.

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Aggravation


Two to six players compete in this classic race around the board from base to home. Take shortcuts to zip ahead. Or, try the super shortcut to shoot across the board.

Product Features

  • Bifold game board.
  • 1962 artwork.
  • 2-6 players.
  • Ages 6 & up.
  • Not for children under 3 yrs.
  • Includes heavy duty gameboard with original artwork
  • Includes 30 plastic marbles
  • Also contains one die and full instructions

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Ender’s Game (The Ender Quintet)


In order to develop a secure defense against a hostile alien race’s next attack, government agencies breed child geniuses and train them as soldiers. A brilliant young boy, Andrew “Ender” Wiggin lives with his kind but distant parents, his sadistic brother Peter, and the person he loves more than anyone else, his sister Valentine. Peter and Valentine were candidates for the soldier-training program but didn’t make the cut–young Ender is the Wiggin drafted to the orbiting Battle School for rigorous military training.

Ender’s skills make him a leader in school and respected in the Battle Room, where children play at mock battles in zero gravity. Yet growing up in an artificial community of young soldiers, Ender suffers greatly from isolation, rivalry from his peers, pressure from the adult teachers, and an unsettling fear of the alien invaders. His psychological battles include loneliness, fear that he is becoming like the cruel brother he remembers, and fanning the flames of devotion to his beloved sister.

Is Ender the general Earth needs? But Ender is not the only result of the genetic experiments. The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred years, and the quest for the perfect general has been underway for almost as long. Ender’s two older siblings are every bit as unusual as he is, but in very different ways. Between the three of them lie the abilities to remake a world. If the world survives, that is.

Winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards.

A Reading Guide for Ender’s Game.

THE ENDER UNIVERSE

Ender’s Series: Ender Wiggin: The finest general the world could hope to find or breed.

The following Ender’s Series titles are listed in order: Ender’s Game, Ender In Exile, Speaker for the Dead, Xenocide, Children of the Mind.

Ender’s Shadow Series: Parallel storylines to Ender’s Game from Bean: Ender’s right hand, his strategist, and his friend.

The following Ender’s Shadow Series titles are listed in order: Ender’s Shadow, Shadow of the Hegemon, Shadow Puppets, Shadow of the Giant, Shadows in Flight.

The First Formic War Series: One hundred years before Ender’s Game, the aliens arrived on Earth with fire and death. These are the stories of the First Formic War.

Earth Unaware, Earth Afire.

Ender Novellas

A War of Gifts, First Meetings.

The Authorized Ender Companion: A complete and in-depth encyclopedia of all the persons, places, things, and events in Orson Scott Card’s Ender Universe.

Intense is the word for Ender’s Game. Aliens have attacked Earth twice and almost destroyed the human species. To make sure humans win the next encounter, the world government has taken to breeding military geniuses — and then training them in the arts of war… The early training, not surprisingly, takes the form of ‘games’… Ender Wiggin is a genius among geniuses; he wins all the games… He is smart enough to know that time is running out. But is he smart enough to save the planet?

Product Features

  • Great product!

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Java EE 8 Application Development: Develop Enterprise applications using the latest versions of CDI, JAX-RS, JSON-B, JPA, Security, and more


Develop Enterprise Java applications compliant with the latest version of the Java EE specification

Key Features

  • This book covers all of the major Java EE 8 APIs and includes new additions such as enhanced Security, JSON-B Processing, and more
  • Learn additional Java EE APIs, such as the Java API for Websocket and the Java Message Service (JMS)
  • Develop applications by taking advantage of the latest versions of CDI, Security, Servlets, and JSF and other Java EE specifications

Book Description

Java EE is an Enterprise Java standard. Applications written to comply with the Java EE specification do not tie developers to a specific vendor; instead they can be deployed to any Java EE compliant application server. With this book, you’ll get all the tools and techniques you need to build robust and scalable applications in Java EE 8. This book covers all the major Java EE 8 APIs including JSF 2.3, Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB) 3.2, Contexts and Dependency Injection (CDI) 2.0, the Java API for WebSockets, JAX-RS 2.1, Servlet 4.0, and more.

The book begins by introducing you to Java EE 8 application development and goes on to cover all the major Java EE 8 APIs. It goes beyond the basics to develop Java EE applications that can be deployed to any Java EE 8 compliant application server.

It also introduces advanced topics such as JSON-P and JSON-B, the Java APIs for JSON processing, and the Java API for JSON binding. These topics dive deep, explaining how the two APIs (the Model API and the Streaming API) are used to process JSON data.

Moving on, we cover additional Java EE APIs, such as the Java API for Websocket and the Java Message Service (JMS), which allows loosely coupled, asynchronous communication. Further on, you’ll discover ways to secure Java EE applications by taking advantage of the new Java EE Security API.

Finally, you’ll learn more about the RESTful web service development using the latest JAX-RS 2.1 specification. You’ll also get to know techniques to develop cloud-ready microservices in Java EE.

What you will learn

  • Develop and deploy Java EE applications
  • Embrace the latest additions to the Contexts and Dependency Injection (CDI) specification to develop Java EE applications
  • Develop web-based applications by utilizing the latest version of JavaServer Faces, JSF 2.3.
  • Understand the steps needed to process JSON data with JSON-P and the new JSON-B Java EE API
  • Implement RESTful web services using the new JAX-RS 2.1 API, which also includes support for Server-Sent Events (SSE) and the new reactive client API

Who This Book Is For

If you are a Java developer who wants to become proficient with Java EE 8, this book is ideal for you. You are expected to have some experience with Java and to have developed and deployed applications in the past, but you don’t need any previous knowledge of Java EE.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction to Java EE
  2. JavaServer Faces
  3. Object Relational Mapping with JPA
  4. Enterprise JavaBeans
  5. Contexts and Dependency Injection
  6. JSON Processing with JSON-B and JSON-P
  7. Websockets
  8. The Java Message Service
  9. Securing Java EE Applications
  10. RESTful Web Services with JAX-RS
  11. MicroServices Development with Java EE
  12. SOAP web services with JAX-WS
  13. Servlet development and deployment
  14. Appendix

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ABC Action News Tampa Bay


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  • Live newscasts
  • On-demand video
  • Latest weather, traffic, and sports

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