Android Apps for Absolute Beginners (1st edition)
Read on 2011-11-26
- Wallace Jackson
- Kindle (ISBN 9781430234463)
This book taught me everything I wanted to know about Android programming, and, most importantly, about practical Java.
While studying at EFREI, and being given mathematics-related assignments (statistics, linear algebra) in which a computer proof was required, I thought it would be more interesting, more fun, to make Android apps.
I knew the basics of object-oriented programming, I knew the basics of Java. This book helped me gradually discover the Android SDK and how Android components interact with each other.
This was an interesting read as a beginner. However, two things really put me off:
- I didn’t like the writing style—always going into great details, instead of focusing on simplicity.
- The obligation to download the author’s code to follow the lessons—I would rather create more simple applications (as a beginner), than trying to achieve the same result as the author.