Well, this took a bit longer than I expected, but the final version of my Apache Cordova in Action book is for sale!
This book was incredibly difficult to write at times. I really hope that it helps people learn (and love) Apache Cordova. Please check it out and let me know what you think!
For folks curious, here is the table of contents:
PART 1: GETTING STARTED WITH APACHE CORDOVA
- What is Cordova?
- Installing Cordova and the Android SDK PART 2: CORE CONCEPTS
- Creating Cordova projects
- Using plugins to access device features
- Mobile design and user experience
- Considerations when building mobile apps
- Tools for debugging Cordova and other hybrid apps
- Creating custom plugins
- Packing options for Cordova projects
- Using PhoneGap tools PART 3: APPLICATION RELEASE
- Submitting your app
- Building an RSS reader app with Ionic
Just downloaded the final edition. Thanks Ray. You recommend Ionic and Angular as your choice of HTML app building. Do you think jQuery Mobile is dead? There's been no updates for a year. Ionic is tempting but they haven't announced development for a Windows Phone version. In the UK Microsoft sales were up to 11% of all phone sales and I expect it will increase once 10 is released. Will you be writing a book on Ionic/Angular or can you recommend one?
I don't know about jQM. I'm actually updating my book for the most recent release (1.4.x). We (me and the publisher) we're waiting for 1.5 to be released but it hasn't happened yet. People still use jQM and obviously I thought it was worth the time to show it in the book - mainly because of how simple it is.
Check out Manning.com - they have a book on Ionic too. :)
Don't know about a release date, but it looks like steady progress on JQM. Here is the road map:
And here is the summary of team meetings - the last one was on October 22nd:
I knew about the road map, but not about the recent meetings. That's good. I may push back to Packt to see if they want to wait. We've already waited multiple months though.
Amazing! I thought the jQM team melted away ages ago. Those meeting notes are solid proof they're still going. Good find, David. But why aren't they updating users via their blog or Twitter? Strange. I expect they all have full time jobs elsewhere and only work on jQM as a hobby or part time.