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Android App Development For Dummies 3rd Edition

The updated edition of the bestselling guide to Android app development

If you have ambitions to build an Android app, this hands-on guide gives you everything you need to dig into the development process and turn your great idea into a reality! In this new edition of Android App Development For Dummies, you’ll find easy-to-follow access to the latest programming techniques that take advantage of the new features of the Android operating system. Plus, two programs are provided: a simple program to get you started and an intermediate program that uses more advanced aspects of the Android platform.

Android mobile devices currently account for nearly 80% of mobile phone market share worldwide, making it the best platform to reach the widest possible audience. With the help of this friendly guide, developers of all stripes will quickly find out how to install the tools they need, design a good user interface, grasp the design differences between phone and tablet applications, handle user input, avoid common pitfalls, and turn a “meh” app into one that garners applause.

  • Create seriously cool apps for the latest Android smartphones and tablets
  • Adapt your existing apps for use on an Android device
  • Start working with programs and tools to create Android apps
  • Publish your apps to the Google Play Store

Whether you’re a new or veteran programmer, Android App Development For Dummies will have you up and running with the ins and outs of the Android platform in no time.

Development & learning for very young children

With a focus on the most critical years in a young child’s development, this book brings together the essential theory, policy, and practice for everyone working with young children. Concentrating on the 0 to 3 age range, the book considers all relevant legislation such as Every Child Matters and the new Early Years Foundation Stage. The content is organized into four sections―development and learning; policy to practice; leadership and management; and establishing effective relationships.

Early childhood education : becoming a professional

Early Childhood Education: Becoming a Professional is an inspiring introduction to the world of early childhood education, preparing the teachers of tomorrow to reach their full potential in their schools and communities. Written by a diverse and experienced author team (Kimberly A. Gordon Biddle, Ana Garcia-Nevarez, Wanda J. Roundtree-Henderson, and Alicia Valero-Kerrick), this text engages readers to connect contemporary educational and developmental theory and research to developmentally appropriate practices and applications that are easily implemented in the classroom. In response to today’s ever-changing educational environment, the text focuses on both the importance of taking personal and professional responsibility, as well as today’s issues in diversity―from supporting children with exceptionalities to supporting children and families in broader cultural contexts

College Writing Skills 9th Edition

A practical guide to becoming better writers. From mastering the traditional five-paragraph essay and its variations to learning about the finer points of grammar and punctuation, it empowers students to take control of their writing and put it to work for them

English Skills with Readings 9th Edition

English Skills with Readings emphasizes personalized learning to address student deficits in grammar and mechanics.  Powered by Connect Writing, students gain access to an adaptive personalized learning plan which helps them become more aware of what they already know and what they need to practice to prepare themselves for college-level writing.

Introduction to health care

INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH CARE, 3rd edition provides learners with an easy-to-read foundation in the profession of health care. This redesigned and updated new edition offers a comprehensive introductory survey of basic clinical health care skills for learners entering health care programs or for those that think they may be interested in pursuing a career in health care. Core competencies shared by all health care professions such as communication, infection control, and professionalism are provided to expose you to the reality of practice. This book emphasizes developing critical thinking skills through a five-step problem solving model that teaches you to assess a situation, consider alternatives, choose an appropriate alternative, evaluate the results, and revise as needed. This resource demonstrates how to think like a health care professional and is a terrific first step towards a rewarding career.

Using mobile technology to deliver library services : a handbook

As mobile devices proliferate and the services and apps available increase exponentially, the average person expects information to be delivered to their mobile with minimum fuss and effort. Adapting to this new environment as an information service is crucial for survival but also offers myriad opportunities for improvement and promotion, providing a direct route to the user. Packed with easy to implement ideas, practical examples and international case studies, this title provides you with the ultimate toolkit, exploring ideas as simple as renewals and reminders to the more complex such as access to e-books and virtual worlds. Easy to follow coverage of the background and context to mobile delivery will enable you to fully understand the challenges and embrace the opportunities, getting to grips with critical issues such as what sort of services users really want. Key topics covered include: context including market penetration, range and functionality of devices, texting apps vs. mobile websites, mobile information literacy vs. other information literacies, mobiles in teaching, linking the physical and virtual worlds via mobile devices, E-books for mobiles, and the future of mobile delivery. This is an essential practical guide for all information professionals who want to get to grips with or improve their use of mobile services to strengthen their relationship with users. It would also be invaluable for museum staff facing the same challenges and LIS students and academics will find it a useful introduction to the topic.

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