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Bert Bates
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Finally got around to going "live" (as a phone), with my google android device.

Any thoughts as to the best books or articles or whatever about two things:

- Java development
- basic android user docs

Thanks


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Jake Reynolds
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Joined: Mar 10, 2009
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I've thumbed through them all, and I keep thinking back to Hello, Android as the best place to whet your whistle on development. Make sure you know some java, basic familiarity should be enough, as I'm a sysadmin and could keep up. I'll be reading through OReilly's book in a day or two when it hits our library and I'll let you know what I think.


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Monu Tripathi
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As regards development:

I started with sample source code(API demos) bundled with Android SDK 1.0 and learnt most of the stuff by looking at the examples. The Android developer Guide and API reference are the official documentation available(developer.android.com). You may also want to read blogs on the aforementioned site, these are must.

I also referred tutorials from anddev forum(some of these tutorials dont work with the new SDK though). Anddev is one of the oldest forums for Android.

Books:
There are 2 books, most of the folks like to recommend -
1. Hello, Android - Ed Burnette [Read JR Book-Review here.]
2. Busy Coder's Guide to Android Development - Mark Murphy
I have read Busy Coder's Guide to Android Development 1.0 by Mark Murphy and found it easy to follow.

You can find articles by Mark Murphy and Ed Burnette at: androidguys and
Planet Android

Note: Please go through Android FAQs page, if you haven't already.

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