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Book for experienced programmers?

Nidhi Sar
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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?


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Lucas Jordan
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I think this book is best for people who have done some Android development, but don't do it all day, everyday. The early chapters do provide a walk through of getting set up, but each chapter that follows is very much a stand alone topic. We tried to pick topics that are outside of the normal "prescribed" development process. For example, the chapters on scripting, web bases apps, and flex apps, each describe an alternative methodology for Android development, so even seasoned readers will get something out of this book.

The chapter on Animation, for example, tries to explain the built in support for Animation, and how to use it "right". The intention is that the animation examples should help people who are familiar with computer animation in general, but may have never done it on Android.

-Lucas Jordan


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?


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