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How to get started with android programming

 
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I want to get started with android programming. I know core java pretty well (have an OCPJP certifcation). So which book would you guys recommend for an absolute beginner in android . I have configured Eclipse and installed the Android SDK , also did a hello world android app. But how do i learn to program in android. Is it better to learn through a book or through online tutorials.? please help..
 
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achuthan mukundarajan wrote: But how do i learn to program in android. Is it better to learn through a book or through online tutorials.? please help..


http://developer.android.com/training/basics/firstapp/index.html is the "Official" site as it is maintained by google. So compared to books, it will definitely be the "freshest" and most up to date.
Also check out the https://coderanch.com/how-to/java/AndroidFaq for more material and tips
 
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I recommend getting a book; Android is a huge subject by now, and you will only get an incomplete overview by reading bits and pieces online. The FAQ Maneesh pointed to lists several possible book choices.
 
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Ulf Dittmer wrote:I recommend getting a book; Android is a huge subject by now, and you will only get an incomplete overview by reading bits and pieces online. The FAQ Maneesh pointed to lists several possible book choices.



Which exact book would you recommend??
 
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The only one I read was Android in Action; you can find my review of it somewhere on javaranch.com/books.jsp
 
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achuthan mukundarajan wrote:I want to get started with android programming. I know core java pretty well (have an OCPJP certifcation). So which book would you guys recommend for an absolute beginner in android . I have configured Eclipse and installed the Android SDK , also did a hello world android app. But how do i learn to program in android. Is it better to learn through a book or through online tutorials.? please help..

hi i have the tegra android developer pack eclipse will that work
thanks mike
 
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mike cochran wrote:i have the tegra android developer pack eclipse will that work


Work for/with what? It doesn't sound like it has anything to do with the original question; please start a new topic for unrelated questions (instead of tacking on to other folks' questions).
 
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Get "Head First Android Development". It will give you a very basic idea of android programming. Then go on to "Android in Action". But, as Dittmer said one book is better than bits and pieces of information.
 
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Naishadh Parmar wrote:
Get "Head First Android Development". It will give you a very basic idea of android programming. Then go on to "Android in Action". But, as Dittmer said one book is better than bits and pieces of information.



head first android development has been discontinued.. Any other recommendations??
 
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Both of these books are quite good:

Beginning Android 4 Application Development
Wei-Meng Lee

Android Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide
Brian Hardy / Bill Phillips

 
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