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Postby Nuladion » Mon Jun 23, 2008 12:37 pm

Hello everyone,

I've been visiting anddev.org for a while now to keep updated on Android, but so far haven't posted yet. Let me first say that I think that this is the #1 spot on the internet for everything Android-related. For my graduation internetship I've had to research Android. I've been to numerous sites, but Anddev has almost been the most informative. Thanks plusminus :)

Now that that's out of the way, I've got a question. I've done some research on Android to see if it would be a viable solution for the company I work at to develop a certain LBS application in. We've concluded that Android has a lot of potential and the company has asked me to develop a (simple) prototype of the application. I have quite some PHP knowledge, but no Java experience whatsoever. I've done some of the tutorials found on Anddev, which helped a lot. But I think I'm still missing out on a lot of (background) knowledge needed to make my own application. Since Android is based on Java, I've decided to go and get some books on Java. My question is as follows: Are there any books you could recommend to me?

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Postby Danuubz » Mon Jun 23, 2008 3:18 pm

Hello,

Here's a good and extensive online tutorial which is also available as book: http://java.sun.com/docs/books/tutorial/
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Postby borya » Thu Jul 03, 2008 9:49 pm

I second the sun tutorials. They are very clear and easy to follow. In my experience Google has been more helpful than most books, though that's not to say that books are bad in any sense, the books O'Reilly publishes seem quite nice as well, at least from browsing/skimming them at the bookstore. Teachers and peers are even more helpful :)
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Postby Nuladion » Fri Jul 04, 2008 9:19 am

Danuubz wrote:Hello,

Here's a good and extensive online tutorial which is also available as book: http://java.sun.com/docs/books/tutorial/

borya wrote:I second the sun tutorials. They are very clear and easy to follow. In my experience Google has been more helpful than most books, though that's not to say that books are bad in any sense, the books O'Reilly publishes seem quite nice as well, at least from browsing/skimming them at the bookstore. Teachers and peers are even more helpful :)


Thanks a lot, I'll check it out! :)
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Postby Nuladion » Tue Aug 12, 2008 7:41 pm

I have found 2 books on Android on Amazon:
The Busy Coder's Guide to Android Development
Android Essentials

Has anyone read them yet, or heard about them? I'm considering buying one of those.
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Books on Android...

Postby goelsvaibhav » Wed Nov 12, 2008 6:03 am

Two more books have came in market of Android....
1) Orielly Android

2) Manning Unlocking Android

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Other books

Postby yorgosg » Fri Dec 12, 2008 11:05 am

Hello, I am a J2ME developer, and I think - as many other people in here - that having this forum, we dont really need a book to learn Android...However, since I am very busy to go through all the topics, I'd prefer to obtain a book to guide me, alongside glancing anddev.org

I have found two other books:

The first one has been released Nov 24th: (Android Application Development)

http://www.amazon.com/Professional-Andr ... 02&sr=1-59

And the other one is being released Dec 28th: (Hello Android)

http://www.amazon.com/Hello-Android-Int ... 61&sr=1-33

Has any one purchased the first one? Is it any good? You can read the first pages from amazon.com, judging by the table of contents, I think it is very good.

Any opinions or suggestions for other books would be appreciated, thanks!
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Re: Other books

Postby atrus123 » Fri Dec 12, 2008 7:36 pm

yorgosg wrote:Hello, I am a J2ME developer, and I think - as many other people in here - that having this forum, we dont really need a book to learn Android...However, since I am very busy to go through all the topics, I'd prefer to obtain a book to guide me, alongside glancing anddev.org

I have found two other books:

The first one has been released Nov 24th: (Android Application Development)

http://www.amazon.com/Professional-Andr ... 02&sr=1-59

And the other one is being released Dec 28th: (Hello Android)

http://www.amazon.com/Hello-Android-Int ... 61&sr=1-33

Has any one purchased the first one? Is it any good? You can read the first pages from amazon.com, judging by the table of contents, I think it is very good.

Any opinions or suggestions for other books would be appreciated, thanks!

I have purchased the first one, and it's not bad. However, I do think that the Busy Coder's guide is better.
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