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Write and run code every step of the way — creating apps that catalog crime scenes, browse photos, track your jogging route, and more. Each chapter and app has been designed and tested to provide the knowledge and experience you need to get started in Android development.
"Big Nerd Ranch provided the training we needed to get hundreds of engineers building skillfully on Android. This book is a great distillation of that training and will be a huge help to anyone looking to ramp up as well." – Mike Shaver, Director of Mobile Engineering, Facebook
"…a must-have for the developer just starting in Android or ready for more advanced techniques. I was impressed with this book’s content and clarity of presentation. The authors explain simple and complex Android topics with equal ease." – James Steele, author of The Android Developer's Cookbook
Posted August 27, 2013
I think this a good guide to Android development. There are a couple of issues with the book. After they introduce the graphical interface for doing XML files, they just show the layout and completely assume that you can get at what they need to do. Also, there are a number of coding errors that cause issues in the larger project in the book. While this can be resolved on the Big Nerd Ranch site I feel the code should have had another look over before being published.
That being said, this gives a good foundation to Android programming and concepts.