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Discussion in 'Application Development' started by kabbie_mcfeely, Aug 27, 2009.

  1. kabbie_mcfeely

    kabbie_mcfeely Well-Known Member
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    Is there a book out that I could learn Android code from ?

    I seen an app for it, but I am better with books.

    if nothing else maybe a web page I could print from.

    I really want to start making apps and stuff for myself and see how it works.
     

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  2. topcheffer

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    I have been using this book with much success and would recommend it to those interested in Android programming:

    Professional Android Development

    It does require atleast basic understanding of Java and general programming techniques. I wouldn't recommend it for those with no programming experience. Also, it is a little incomplete at this point with no documentation on the 1.5 API improvments, such as widgets, but that is all basically the same and online documentation from Google will show you the differences when you get to that point.
    Still a great book for understanding the Android API and how the OS and apps operate.
     
  3. kabbie_mcfeely

    kabbie_mcfeely Well-Known Member
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    Thanks.

    I don't know to much about programing, but want to learn.
     
  4. elbakkali_jaafar

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    hi,
    i'm searching a free android book:thinking:
    plz help me:eek:
     
  5. fildrigar

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    I will chime in and recommend a good book for learning Java. Head First Java ( second edition ) by O Reilly. ( Amazon.com: Head First Java, 2nd Edition (9780596009205): Kathy Sierra, Bert Bates: Books ) It does assume you have a little bit of programming knowledge, like very basic stuff. It has an approach to learning that works pretty well.

    As far as programming for Android itself, after you've been through the Java book, I've had the book Pro Android ( Amazon.com: Pro Android (9781430215967): Sayed Y. Hashimi, Satya Komatineni: Books ) recommended to me. I don't yet have it, so I can't comment on exactly how good it is, but as I say it's been recommended to me.
     
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  7. MrMattux

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    Once you've got some Java chops:

    Android: A Programmer's Guide by Jerome (J.F.) DiMarzio
     

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