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O'Reilly Media is releasing his first Android book

Postby coding_android » Thu Oct 09, 2008 10:07 am

Hello Community,

O'Reilly Media will be releasing its first Android book today. As the Twitter bot of O'Reilly Media mentions the name will be "Android Application Development: Rough Cuts Version".

The direct link to the book is not accessible at the moment so we will have to wait for the final release of the book. From my point of view it is important to see big publishers starting to get in touch with Android.

Update:

Here is the link to the book.

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Postby ninor » Thu Oct 09, 2008 5:15 pm

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Postby Taytus » Mon Nov 10, 2008 1:26 am

Which one you guys recommend for a very begginer android coder?
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Postby Rakoun » Mon Nov 10, 2008 6:42 pm

Taytus wrote:Which one you guys recommend for a very begginer android coder?


I have the last one and it is well written.

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Postby Draffodx » Wed Nov 12, 2008 7:14 pm

I have "Hello, Android" and i find it VERY good and well explained, I have only gone through the basics of Android in the book so far though so I'm not sure how it handles the more complex stuff but for the basics it is very good
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Postby justinperkins » Wed Nov 12, 2008 7:32 pm

thanks for the advice on books guys, just bought hello, android which can be purchased from Pragmatic Programmers (pre-order, beta PDF available now) instead of the amazon link provided above

link: http://www.pragprog.com/titles/eband/hello-android
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Postby Draffodx » Wed Nov 12, 2008 7:52 pm

[quote="justinperkins"]thanks for the advice on books guys, just bought hello, android which can be purchased from Pragmatic Programmers (pre-order, beta PDF available now) instead of the amazon link provided above

link: http://www.pragprog.com/titles/eband/hello-android[/quote]

Yes I also got the beta PDF, find it to be very good so far, the Sudoku example is very helpfull when working through at expalining how to create views in xml
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Postby androidcore » Sun Mar 01, 2009 10:11 pm

There are some android book here: android books


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Postby bit » Mon Mar 02, 2009 12:05 am

I've read both the published Hello, Android and various early access PDFs of Unlocking Android.

Hello, Android seems the better book for beginners. It covers all the basics and has lots of useful tips.

Unlocking Android is somewhat uneven (perhaps due to multiple authors) but is not a bad book by any means.
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Postby buster » Wed Mar 18, 2009 3:06 pm

Wow, mor ebooks than i thought.
What would you guys recommend for a mor eadvanced inside view on android?
Don't need extra chapters that explain how to set up eclipse, what an activity is, etc. But for example more on the xml inflating, building custom UI, accessing stuff that is not directly mentioned in the official docs (like reading the SMS Inbox).

Thanks for any advice
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Postby ErnestoGuevara » Mon Mar 30, 2009 11:27 pm

Re: "Professional Android Application Development"
It's a decent book, but at times it's little more than a copy/paste of the online android docs. Some of the code examples and their explanations are super-helpful, though.
Search "Awesome Android Apps" in the market
http://www.awesomeandroidapps.com
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APress Android books

Postby yyztech » Mon Jun 08, 2009 4:21 pm

APress has about 3 Android books coming out in the next 3-4 months. I've been generally pretty happy with their books to date.

Pro Android, Beginning Android, Android Essentials and another called "AdvancED Flash Lite: Mobile Device Development for iPhone, Android, Symbian and Java ME"
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Hello Android review

Postby yyztech » Tue Jun 09, 2009 3:54 pm

I did a review of Hello Android a few months back- it was one of the first Android books I think so it covers the older 1.0 release. In the book, the reader works though creating a Sudoku game while being introducing the main features Android offers. It's a small no-frills book but it's quite easy reading. I'm curious how good O'Reilly's book will be too.

Link: review of Hello Android
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Re: O'Reilly Media is releasing his first Android book

Postby Openxcell » Tue May 31, 2011 11:33 am

I recommend "Pro Andriod" & "Andriod Essentials" for beginners, language is easy to understand, thanks.
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