Shonzilla, a pattern-seeking animal

Life is a game of patterns and chance, and those who play well will win.


Sat Mar 28

Won a JavaRanch contest - book “Unlocking Android”

I was greeted by good news in my inbox this morning.
I won a JavaRanch contest and the award is a book on Android development - Unlocking Android. :-)

The prerequisite for taking part in the contest were to contribute to Android forum, which I did. I’m guessing they did not use a completely randomized system since I got selected after writing (only) 3 or 4 posts, but rather awarded by merit. I did put some effort in writing replies that are not only useful to the original poster but to a wider community

I believe it’s always a good thing to do contribute. Sometimes it pays off by winning something tangible like this book. In the rest of cases you win something even more valuable - enthusiasm. That’s my case at least. :-)

This book we’ll continue to expand my Android library next to Professional Android Application Development from Reto Meier, which I’m reading occasionally.

Anyway, I’m eager to get my hands on this book. I will post my book review and general impressions here.