- Paperback: 618 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 2 edition (July 22, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 150061386X
- ISBN-13: 978-1500613860
- Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 1.4 x 9.2 inches
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- Average Customer Review: 45 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #870,516 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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and trying to figure out how to present the info. This book has been great in explaining and working
through the use of the Master Detail view. The next thing that I recommend is not to use the sample projects
from the author's site. At least for me, if I type in the changes from a base line project, the information sticks
a lot better. Now, I'm reviewing the structure of an Android app, and a lot more of what is presented in making sense.
I'm just starting Android development, yet I have been programing for a long time, over 30 years.
I missed the Eclipse phase of Android development, and a lot of books are Eclipse centric.
This book is ADS centric, and it gives great explanations about Android at the same time.
I really cannot recommend it enough.
As usual I have been cruising around the web and have bought a number of books (with high hopes).
This is really the one to get, don't waste your time and/or money on the other ones.
The Android developer resource site is great, but (always a but) the people that write have a great deal of experience,
and there are a lot of assumptions in their training. Don't get me wrong, this is still the site I go to for references.
So, if you're getting started with Android development this is where you should start.
I'd never used Android Studio and this book provides a great tutorial on it.
This book is very well written with clear, excellent examples. I can't stress enough how helpful it is to have a book like this where the sample code is so well presented. When a code sample is presented and then later the author wants you to add or modify that code, the code is repeated and the changes/additions are in boldface. It's dead simple to see what you are changing and that helps you focus on why you are doing it and the concepts you are learning.
If you have some programming experience and want to get into Android programming, I highly recommend this book.
What is lacking, and hence just four stars, is the same in-depth coverage of the APIs that you will likely need in your app. Saving/retrieving files, network communications and dealing with preferences are just some of the things I found missing. Fortunately once you've got the structure of your application sorted, you'll find hundreds of examples of these on the internet.
But if you are a programming guru, you will find that the sample codes could be improved and refactored.
Very good book overall.
I really appreciate the way application and activity life cycles are explained. I am just finishing the StateChange example from Chapter 12 now!
I've had the book for less than a week and haven't put it down. I'm almost done with all the structure for my first app!
As a 'get up and running book' for someone with at least a basic understanding of developement I recommend strongly.
Saved me enough time getting Android-Studio setup that I consider it well worth the cost.