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Unlocking Android: A Developer's Guide or Pro Android?

Discussion in 'Application Development' started by Super Noob, Aug 8, 2010.

  1. Super Noob

    Super Noob Well-Known Member
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    I was at Fry's Electronics and came across these 2 books.

    Unlocking Android: A Developer's Guide

    Pro Android

    Would you guys/gals recommend any of those 2 books, or any other books for a beginner? Currently I don't have any fancy apps in mind, but I do have some engineering calculation apps that I want to make.

    In other words, I don't want an advanced 3D gaming book, just a good book to get me started. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
     

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  2. blundell

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    I would second what this post says good book

    The sample's on dev.android are definitely worth a look at
     
  3. Super Noob

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    I'm not sure which post you were talking about specifically on that link because there are several posts. I'll look on that link a bit more.
     
  4. blundell

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    There is one, always just read the answer with the green tick hehe :p
    "As for a book, try Android Application Development, published by O'Reilly."
     
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  6. Super Noob

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    Thanks, I've never been to stackoverflow.com so I didn't know how to read that place.

    Just ordered the book from Amazon :)
     
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    I have both books and am not dissatisfied in the least. The second book has a little bit more detail but otherwise fairly similar. Another one to watch for is Professional Android Application Development. It's a Wrox book and, despite Wrox's slide in quality, is really quite complete.
     
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