Why does the big search engine call their annual conference Google I/O? It likely has something to do with the fact that if I was to buy every cool item that was on display inside the exhibitors hall, I would probably owe my financial institution a whole heck of a lot of money.

If you didn’t manage to make it out to San Francisco on the 25th for the two day event, don’t worry, because TheServerSide has you covered. Actually, Barry Burd, the author of what I personally believe to be the world’s greatest introductory book for learning Java, Beginning Programming with Java For Dummies, has you covered. In the following two articles, Barry takes a look at the various booths that staked a claim to the exhibit floor, breaking the discussion down into two separate categories:

  1. Which products were on display that keynote speakers were promoting during their addresses.
  2. Which products didn’t get clearly highlighted in any keynotes, but still deserve a special mention.

If you weren’t there, don’t worry, you can make up for it. Just take a gander at Barry Burd’s two feature articles for TheServerSide:

Touring the exhibit hall at Google I/O 2014 – Keynote Mentions
From Tango to the NDK: Further exploration of Google I/O

 

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Books penned by Barry Burd:

Java For Dummies 
Android Application Development All-in-One For Dummies 
Beginning Programming with Java For Dummies 
Java Programming for Android Developers For Dummies