Android Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide
I have given 4 out of 5 stars, because it could be better.
Educational Approach and Visual design
It is a lot of text. First by getting someone to break down the chapters into sections, particularly the longer longer chapters e.g. nine. ...more
This is a big book that can teach you how to write programs for Android using Java. One of the useful features of this book is the forum where you can research issues that you might be having. Sometimes, the technology changes so rapidly that it is really useful to have something like that.
When interaction with Android Studio is required snapshots are often provided. Code snippets show incremental modifications to apply in the form of additions and removals to the current code.
The book is quite readable and ...more
I can't find better books instead of this.
Before You start, You need experience with Java and OOP.
I wish this book have more explanations and references to Android programming resources, sites, videos, developer documentation e.t.c.
I hope the next edition will be in Kotlin.
This book does just the right thing for someone unfamiliar with Android concepts. It doesn't overwhelm you with rephrased documentation that you can lookup yourself. It doesn't give you a written application and asks you to change a couple of lines in it.
Instead, this book works with you and explains concepts as clearly as it can get. Numerous times I would have a question and start to ...more
The writing style is clear and concise, and the way the material is presented by ...more
What I felt I was missing after finishing this was more of a "big picture" view. It felt that I was almost entirely in the details, and didn't have enough pauses to put together the architectural details. Perhaps if there had been a high level summary or preview before diving ...more
If you want to learn Android programming on your own, get this book.
Clearly written, well-paced, and with examples that actually work, plus there is an active web forum (where the Big Nerd Ranch folks will answer your questions) if you get stuck.
I can't recommend this book highly enough. One of the best programming books I've ever come across.
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