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Bruce Baker
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How difficult would you rate it to learn the Android part of your book, assuming a good grounding in Java?
 
Jeffrey Friesen
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Hi Bruce,

I don't think you'll find it difficult to learn the Android part of my book. I cover Android mainly in the free Appendix C PDF file (see http://www.apress.com/9781430264545 -- click the Source Code/Downloads link to download the book's code file, which includes the Appendix C PDF). I've moved most of my Android coverage to Appendix C because the book's focus is on learning Java as a preparatory step to getting into Android, and I wanted to cover as much of Java as possible in the book's 1200-page limit.

Part 1 of the appendix focuses on installing Android software, creating a virtual device, and exploring this device. Part 2 introduces you to important architectural concepts (e.g., activity architecture and resources), which are illustrated by various code fragments. Part 3 presents three introductory Android apps, beginning with a Hello Android app. These apps demonstrate various concepts discussed in the book (e.g., logging).

Appendix C will give you a good grounding of various Android concepts. However, this 96-page appendix cannot possible cover everything, and so you will want to move on to other resources (many freely available on the Internet) to learn more about Android.

All the best.

Jeff

 
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