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Professional Android 2 Application Development

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  • Posted December 16, 2009

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    Not very useful. Buy a different book.

    I am an experience embedded software engineer tasked to integrate Android into our new products, so I need to learn Android in a week. I bought this book and it is not very helpful - if I had not already read the documentation that comes with the Android SDK I'd be completley lost. The author skips over imporatnat topics, pointing the reader to online explanations and then dwells on how to enter a trivial application into the system - rather than explaining why the programming elements are there. Lots of not very useful programming fluff. I read half the book and hurried back to B&N to buy a better book.

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 6, 2011

    Examples Mostly Broken

    The text is great, but most of the code examples are broken.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 18, 2010

    Just one big redirector

    3 and half chapters in and I have yet to right much code. It basically sayd to downloan the code as the samples have just function signatures and then rest is not shown. Pretty just referes you to the online google docs as it said "this book will not go into great detail but I'll refer you to..." this book does not go into much detail on anything. It is a boring read and I am very disappointed by this purchase. I have had it since mid June and I am relunctant to pick it up.

    My development back ground is C# with some JAVA. I am very interesting in learning the Android system, but this book will not get me there.

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