Professional Android Application Development (Wrox Programmer to Programmer)
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Professional Android Application Development (Wrox Programmer to Programmer)

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A hands-on guide to building mobile applications, "Professional Android Application Development" features concise and compelling examples that show you how to quickly construct real-world mobile applications for Android phones. Fully up-to-date for version 1.0 of the Android software development kit, it covers all the essential features, and explores the advanced capabilit...more
Paperback, 432 pages
Published November 21st 2008 by John Wiley & Sons (first published November 13th 2008)
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Very good for learning basics of Android
I really wanted to like this book more - at times the information is really good, like the "working in the background" section. However most of the book feels like bits and pieces were cut and pasted into place. Thus author seems to repeat himself often, especially early on. What's worse, the repetition doesn't reinforce any major points of the platform either. I'm left guessing that the book was rushed to print before it was fully edited.

There is some good information here though. And this give...more
An excellent set of information, but not well organized for experienced programmer and not clear enough for a beginner. If you are new to Android AND Java, you are better served with a Java Programming book first. This is also for Android 1.x and is now supplanted by version 2.X
good so far, only 1/4 of the way into it
This is THE book for programming for Android.
Levent Bayindir
a reference book for android.
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Reto is an experienced software developer with over 10 years experience in GUI application architecture, design, and development. He’s worked in a number of industries, including offshore oil & gas and finance, and is now a developer advocate at Google.

Always interested in emerging technologies, Reto has been involved in Android since the initial release in 2007. In his spare time he tinkers w...more
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