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Android - now has a Head First ... awesome

 
Michael Rivera
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First off, i am a fan of head first series, started my career reading HF Java, then got Design Patterns, now I'm into Android Applications Development, and been thinking when will this book should happen. Finally it did.

I'm less doing programming for Android now but I'm waiting to read something that will revitalize my skills on Android and be refreshed again to have me back on track with the platform I like - Android.


Can't wait to read this book.

Just wondering what are the difference between normal Android available books out there?

does this cover the latest ?


Thanks
 
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The book is released in 2015 and uses android studio(most previous books use eclipse). Seems to be covering the latest APIs from contents.
 
Michael Rivera
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Cool,

I was also wondering if the book shares the same head first series... Being witty yet sticks to your head?

Does this also has Material design?
 
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There is a chapter on material design. That looks like a lot of coverage of the topic.
 
Michael Rivera
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Seems like you own the book ?

I just wanted to know how did they create the book in terms of Android being fragmented (still) and to let readers have a mindset that this isn't a problem anymore, with this Head First Android which i think will have a continuous editions.
 
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Just answering from having a look at the contents.
 
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Hello Michael,

It's always good to meet a fan! We love the series too. I think the thing about this book that is different is this:

Motivation

Most Android books will teach you the same kinds of things. But the focus in Head First is very much on the "why" as well as the "what". We work very hard to build your motivation while you're reading the book, so that you don't start to flag at the end of chapter 3. We want to get you from page 1 right the up to page 698 (which, we think, is the last page???).

Dawn and David
 
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yes, that is why I am waiting for the HF Android ( if there are any before) now it happened. I was working with Android since 2008, and did new stuff as time goes by, read some books but they are fairly straightforward. I have fun reading this HF so i am into waiting to have this happened.

I know this would be early but this is not the first and last edition... i know it isn't hehe.
 
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