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Discussion in 'Android Development' started by TheCompBoy, Nov 4, 2010.

  1. TheCompBoy

    TheCompBoy Android Enthusiast
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    Any one know any good books if i whant to learn how to make Android applications like some books to learn the language and stuff? please post here.

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  2. jonbonazza

    jonbonazza Android Expert

    "Android" is not a language. It is an SDK. It uses the Java programming language.

    If you are unfamiliar with Java--or even OOP in general--I highly recommend picking up a couple (or few) books on both subjects. After you are familiar with Java, you can move on to the Android SDK rather easily.
  3. TheCompBoy

    TheCompBoy Android Enthusiast
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    hehehe, I know Android is not a language i meant i wanted to learn the language for writing applications.. Maybe just explained wrong my english is not the best i am not from english speaking country :D
  4. jonbonazza

    jonbonazza Android Expert

    It's ok I understood what you meant.

    Here are a few good books that I HIGHLY recommend:

    Sam's Teach Yourself Java In 24 Hours
    To be honest, these books usually are not that great, however this one is an exception. This is probably the best book on the Java programming language that I have come across.
    Amazon.com: Sams Teach Yourself Java in 24 Hours (5th Edition) (9780672330766): Rogers Cadenhead: Books

    Android Wireless Application Development
    To be blunt, I love this book.
    Although it is a bit outdated (The focus is on android 1.5 and 1.6), however the concepts are similar.
    Amazon.com: Android Wireless Application Development (9780321627094): Shane Conder, Lauren Darcey: Books

    In all actuality, you could really pick up the Android SDK quite easily with only basic knowledge of the Java programming language alone. The Android SDK is just that, an SDK, and an SDK is essentially a collection of classes organized in APIs.

    With this said, understanding the basics of using the Android SDK before actually diving into it can easily save you time in the long run.
  5. TheCompBoy

    TheCompBoy Android Enthusiast
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    Aight man! Thanks gona see if i can get them.
  6. ArthurIhde

    ArthurIhde Well-Known Member

    there are lots of books on amz [​IMG]
  7. intsurfer

    intsurfer Lurker

    i posted early about these books: "Beginning Android" by Mark L. Murphy & "Unlocking Android" by Frank Ableson.
  8. TheCompBoy

    TheCompBoy Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Yea am currently reading this book ''Beginning Android'' but i hate you got to like download stuff from their hompage instead of making your programs from scratch..
  9. akclark

    akclark Lurker

    Sam's Teach yourself Android Development in 24 Hours is also a great book to start with.
  10. TheCompBoy

    TheCompBoy Android Enthusiast
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    Aight Checking em out later

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