Introducing OpenGL ES for Android: A Quick-Start Guide, Now in Beta

OpenGL ES for Android: A Quick-Start GuideHi all,

After nearly a year of working with the great team over at The Pragmatic Bookshelf, I am happy to announce that OpenGL ES for Android: A Quick-Start Guide is now in beta!

OpenGL ES for Android: A Quick-Start Guide follows in the tradition of this website and goes into more detail, teaching you how to create your first OpenGL project from scratch. You’ll learn about shaders, the OpenGL pipeline, and discover the power of OpenGL ES 2.0.  If you want to learn more about OpenGL for Android and you have a creative vision that you’d like to share with the world, then this is the book for you.

I would like to invite you, dear reader, to come check out the book and participate in the beta. As a beta book, the book is almost finished, with just a few rough edges and a couple of chapters to go, and a few things that need to be worked on. I could benefit greatly from your suggestions and feedback!

I hope that the book proves useful to you, and thanks for your continued support. 🙂

About the book

Android is booming like never before, with millions of devices shipping every day. In OpenGL ES 2 for Android: A Quick-Start Guide, you’ll learn all about shaders and the OpenGL pipeline, and discover the power of OpenGL ES 2.0, which is much more feature-rich than its predecessor.

It’s never been a better time to learn how to create your own 3D games and live wallpapers. If you can program in Java and you have a creative vision that you’d like to share with the world, then this is the book for you.

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Kevin is the author of OpenGL ES 2 for Android: A Quick-Start Guide. He also has extensive experience in Android development.

9 thoughts on “Introducing OpenGL ES for Android: A Quick-Start Guide, Now in Beta”

  1. Really looking forward to this one! Thanks! You should post something up on reddit/android too,as a lot of new devs would love to get their hands on this book.

  2. The book looks awesome and I am sure it’s going to be a big hit if the right people hear about it. Anything I can do to help (even if just tweets and FB shares) please let me know.

  3. Great book so far! Just got done with chapter one and strangest thing, my screen wont clear to red. There are no errors. When can we expect the last few chapters to be complete?

      1. I downloaded the code, compared them and they looked exactly the same. So, I deleted mine, copied the code I downloaded and that worked. That weird, perhaps I over looked something very small. Anyway, really looking forward to the live wallpaper section.

  4. Great book, just finished reading it. Worth every cent. Can you do a tutorial on utilizing a game loop on the android platform? With the android lifecycle this can be a very difficult thing to implement. Most tutorials out there don’t explain how to implement it under OpenGL ES.

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