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  • Paperback: 560 pages
  • Publisher: Wrox (March 6 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118199545
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118199541
  • Product Dimensions: 24.9 x 17.2 x 2.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 930 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #98,396 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Like it so much. I want a book to refer to when programming, this seems to be a very good start.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
Great book Aug. 14 2012
By David Marquez - Published on
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I have developed software for 18 years but I am new to Android. I think this book is a great tool for someone that is already a developer and wants to jump into the Android platform. The book contains a wide variety of very practical examples with very good explanations. I can tell this author really thought through the content of the book. The result has been a fine compendium of the most important facets of Android development.
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Great!! June 16 2012
By c0smic - Published on
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I picked this book up after completing my intro to computer science class where we learned Java, and thought it'd be good to learn to program for Android. I've been working on a small app of mine, and it's great to go through the book and add new features. Awesome book for reference as well.
I've found this book very easy to read through on the Kindle version when viewed on the PC, however I would not suggest copy and pasting the code. You won't learn it as well, and the formatting will be a nightmare.
I recommend this book to anyone with prior knowledge of Java looking to get in to Android.
13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
Beginning Andoid 4 Application Development March 25 2012
By Bunard - Published on
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I just bought this book last week and start reading from chapter 1, 2, 3 and learned that this book is really easy to learn. I like the author's style that he provided the code first and explained how the code does step by step later. It is easy to follow. This book describes what the title says: Beginning Android 4. I am new to Android, but I am an experience java web developer, that helps me to focus Android coding from this book and learn Android 4 very quick. I love how the book layout with multi-color which makes the reader easy and enjoy reading.
If you a beginner, this book is for you. I will update more after finish the book.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Good book, but needs to improve. Aug. 30 2012
By gabriel - Published on
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The book is very good. It tries to show you the basics of android development and does a good job at that. However, some code examples are not fully explained as he skips sections of the code on his explanation (ex. In some code examples he does not explain what the arguments passed to a function are for.) Also some code sections contain errors and if you are not an experienced programmer you wont find them and it will be very frustrating. I recommend the book only if a you are an advanced programmer well used to understanding code, in at least other technologies.
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Well done May 27 2012
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I have been fumbling through the Android developer's site and other forums for a few months now. I found I was able to piece together a working app (slowly), but was not quite clear why I needed to do some things. This book is well written, and breaks down the code in an easily digestible way.

I have programmed in different languages over the years, but I am new to Java and Android. I find it a pleasure, and so far, it has provided many "aha" moments.

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