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Kurt Van Etten
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Joined: Sep 07, 2010
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Hi Mario, Welcome to the Ranch!.

I was wondering what kind of experience we should already have to be able to get the most out of your book. I'm familiar with Java basics, but don't have any Android and not much game design experience. I was looking for a tutorial that would ease me into these topics--do you think your book would be a good match for someone like me?
Mario Zechner
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Joined: May 06, 2011
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If you have Java knowledge then the book is for you. Everything else (Android, Eclipse, game design, graphics & audio programming and so on and so forth) is covered in the book from the ground up. I think you and the book would go together well


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Ivan Bisevac
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Joined: Jan 04, 2010
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Hi, Mario.
I also wonder if I should begin to play with Android. I praticed java with Core Java book. Now I have basic knowlegde of Java. I am satisfied but want more. I think do or not to move to android. I wonder if do have to learn much more, or could jump into anroid with basic java knowlegde.
Mario Zechner
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Android is very easy to work with in general if you already have a basic understanding of Java. I'd suggest checking out the SDK along with the excellent developer guide Google put up. You can jump into Android without any second thought, all the tools are free and you can work with the emulator included in the SDK if you don't own a phone (it has its problems though!).

As i said in the previous post: if you have a grasp of Java the book should work for you.
Ivan Bisevac
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Thanks for fast replay. I already have HTC Wildfire. I have wide knowledge about programming, about databases, algoritams and now want to specialize some part of programming and I will try Android programming.
 
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