Ryuunosuke Miyauchi wrote:Now I do plan on working on learning Java from the current book I have atm, if I do reach a point where lets say I understand the basics of Java, would this book be helpful? Or would it still require a better understanding of Java?
For me, I really want to do more advanced apps (hopefully), and get to the point where I can write programs for Windows PCs or Macs. I thought a good starting point would've been C++, but I decided on learning Java first as I would like to first start on the Android platform. Later on I wish to learn other languages such as Python.
Gabor Liptak wrote:Will you also be offering any cross platform development points (in particular re. HTML(5) applications)? Thanks
Nidhi Sar wrote:How about a decent tool for designing screens?
Trying to design even reasonably good looking screen is such a pain using the 'Graphical Layout' tab of the screens (I use Eclipse). Why can't it be simpler? I can't believe I'm praising Microsoft, but designing Visual Basic screens using Visual Studio is *SO* much simpler. Just drag & drop widgets - radio buttons, text boxes & so on - where-ever you want.
For Android screens you have to mess around with Linear Layouts & Relative Layouts & "this view is to the left of that" & "padding above" & embedding one layout within another & so on. I think the productivity of developers on Android would go astronomically higher if there were a better design tool.
Cathy Chlevner wrote:I am interested in knowing whether the book is suitable for a beginner in Android development and also what kind of programming background is required?
yosef sohel wrote:Hi there,
1) If you have discussed development using latest HTML5 and CSS3.
2) Are you also offering CD or website where the users can go through the source code of your projects.
thanks, best regards and congratulations ,
Manfred Mueller wrote:Hi Lucas & Pieter,
good to have you around!
What I am missing in all of the Android volumes I already have on my shelf (Hello, Android / Pro Android 2 / Android in Action / The Android Developer's Cookbook and an older German book) is a thorough presentation of concurrency topics. Even Android-specific patterns like the Message/Handler are only vaguely mentioned but not explained. The only resource currently available is the Android devloper site, but the information is more of a "What-Android-has" style than explanatory. Can I expect some more enlightement on these topics from your publication?
Thanks for your attention
Ulf Dittmer wrote:I would think that first year students have enough to learn grappling with the Java language, without having to deal with the additional complexities of the Android SDK and emulator. Plus, Android is pretty specialized - would that be appropriate for college courses? I could see it being part of an advanced course (maybe 4th year) that contrasts different UI styles - Android vs. Swing vs. web apps.
J Abate wrote:Thanks for taking the time to answer our questions.
My question is if you think there will be a big difference developing for the new larger tablet devices vs the smartphone devices?
Rogerio Kioshi wrote:Hi,
I'd like to know if "Practical Android Projects" can be easily read by Android beginners.
Akshay Choche wrote:Hey,
I have been developing applications for iphone. How difficult is it for me to shift to Android.
Sahil Reddy wrote:How this book is different from others ???
Ryuunosuke Miyauchi wrote:Im not only new to Android, but at the same time new to programming. I've recently started with Head First Java 2nd edition, as I wish to begin a small business creating Apps for the Android Market place, but my only background in any type of coding is HTML, which I did back in high school when I was 16 (currently 21).
In the end, I want to create software for PCs, tablets, and phones. So i've also picked up Sam's Teach yourself C++ in 10 minutes, as my end goal in a couple years is becoming a professional programmer.
Nidhi Sar wrote:The description of the book "Practical Android Projects" mentions that it is for people new to Android Programming. How about people who've done some of it?
I don't want to re-read the basics (Google's online developer guide is pretty good on that), but I'd like to read a book that can expand horizons, say do project on developing a mobile app using REST services and so on. Is this book for intended for more experienced audience - say with a couple of years on Android programming?
Carlo Lopez wrote:Hey guys!
thank you for taking the time to answer us, the humans.
I'd like to know what you think are the aspects that Android has to enhance?? (from the user's and the developer's point of view)
thanks in advance!!
I WANNA WIN YOUR BOOK!!!