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I have a stack of introductory Android books including the Dummies and 24 Hours titles. What I particularly like about this book is that it's built for people who learn by dissecting existing projects, so I've gained considerably more pulling apart the examples it covers than reading descriptive pages that often don't focus on the right topics.There's a wide range of different applications included ranging from the very simple to the fairly complex. They cover a broad part of Android's object model. While r..
Overall, the book is very easy to follow with great examples. So far I'm on chapter 9. My only gripe is that there are seemingly editorial errors, missing bits of code here and there. The latest example being in chapter 9, when programming sensorEventListener. (Fig. 9.13) The explanation doesn't sync up with the code. The author mentions using a get method in line 110, when the code itself is actually used in 112. This is a nitpicky editorial error, but for the sake of transparency, these should be cau..
I initially selected this book due to the multiple authors, hoping it would be more error free than other book I have read from single authors. So far that has been true, the more eyes in the review process really help not only catch errors but organize the material. Little things like all code snippets having line numbers and being high-lighted to follow the text really help. There are a good number of screen shots that make it easy to follow along with Eclipse on a windows or mac machine. I read so many ..