i am a java server side developer but i have a passion for android. after lot of searching from here and there i have came to conclusion that one book by reto meer is really good. i have both Professional Android 2 Application Development - Meier - Wrox (2010) and Professional Android 4 Application Development - Meier - Wrox (2010). i would like to know from which book to start. is it like that android 4 books covers topics related to android 4 and does not start from the basics ? please help ?
Also can you please suggest another book too which covers android from beginner level to advanced level ? thanks in advance
Its always sufficient to study the latest version of a technology.
For example we don't teach somebody java 1.4 any more. Specially when you're starting fresh, its good to begin from the latest version.
And like most other books, I thing this one will mention if a feature is new in Android 4.
"One of the best things you could do is to simplify a larger application into a smaller one by reducing its process and complexity - Fowler"
yes online documentation they say is really good but once you have mastered the basics. a book certainly helps as it feels like a teacher , documentation does not give that feel. if there is any book apart from reto meyer then please tell me. i read hello android few months ago but did not liked it, though i read 60-70 pages only .
1. Hello, Android
2. Sams Teach Yourself Android Application Development in 24 Hours
3. Android Application Development All-in-one for Dummies
4. Beginning Android Tablet Development
5. Professional Android 2 Application Development
Go through these books, it help help you surely................