Android App Development in Android Studio: Java + Android Edition For Beginners Paperback – February 4, 2017
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It starts with the installation of Android Studio and a simple Hello World app. Then it teaches Java and Android concepts by lots of examples with real projects such as a compass app and custom SMS sending app.
Using real projects to teach programming keeps this reader far more interested than the usual boring programs.
Just because it's for beginners doesn't mean you don't learn how to program well.
Highly recommended. Note: The book's compainion website is also great for downloading all the required project files etc.
Two hours in and I am getting less forgiving of its errors. If this was a physical book I would have marked it up with numerous corrections and explanations to my self in the first 4 chapters. These are foundational chapters meant to give the beginner confidence. As I am in no way a beginner programmer I can live with its issues, luckily I know a few other languages and IDEs.
I'm guessing some of the style choices must be deliberate to make it accessible. Calling text strings "texts" is jarring to me but that could be an age thing :). Occasionally the author forgets who the audience is and some terms get introduced without explanation. For example the term "handle" appears in an introduction to variables without explanation.
I will continue to work through this book, it has enough to keep my interest. I am learning basic Java and Android Studio, because of its issues I have to solve problems along the way ... so I may learn more than the author intended.