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shivam singhal
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right now i am reading "Beginning Android Application Development by Wei-Meng Lee" . Its a good book for beginers like me, but its does'nt contain question WHY to use this class..
Have Lots of questions/confusions,, i don't want to Learn Things..

What I Found Its Not Like "Head First Servlet and Jsp"
Really Missed that book ..

can any one please tell me a book on android like Head First Servlets and Jsp , by reading which i don't need to Learn things..
Kathy sierra and bert bates please write a book on android like that one..

Thanks for reading
SHIVAM SINGHAL
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Steve Luke
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shivam singhal wrote:i don't want to Learn Things..

Ack. Why do you want to read a book about Android if you don't want to learn things? Perhaps this didn't come out the way you meant. Can you re-phrase it, because it sounds like you don't want to learn. And if that is the case, then the best book to get is none (will save you money also...;)


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shivam singhal
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aww,, thanks steve.. for this wonderfull response, and making joke of a person who is searching a good resource..

well, You interpret the word Learn Thing wrongly,,
Actually, i want to learn things ,, but not like that without Understanding the thing just laern what ever is written.. okey

and I am not interested of wasting my parents money,, I don't purchase resources (Books) without knowing its a good resource for me or not..
i have pdf's of everything ..
Please Leave the Things , if you are unable to answer your junior correctly..

So, totally you are not a right person for me..
Still Thanks for responding ..

WITH REGARDS
SHIVAM SINGHAL
OCPJP - 82%
OCPJWCD - 97%
Steve Luke
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I am sorry you interpreted my response as a joke at your expense, it was meant as request for clarification because what you said meant pretty much the opposite of what you probably meant. I understand the is probably a bit of a language barrier, so I asked for clarification. It turns out you did not mean 'I don't want to Learn Things' what it seems you mean is that you do not want to blindly memorize things in the book without some understanding of your choices and the 'why's of what is used.

That, I can help you with a little. I used Android in Action. It is pretty good, and got me up and running. No book I have seen gives a good sample of all the options and how to choose between them, that is pretty broad. I also don't know about the Head First book you read (I never read it), so I can't compare it Android in Action to it. All I can say is it does a good job of introducing you to the various Android components, and how you would use them.

I also use Android Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach. This is less of a beginners learning tool, and more of an examples and choices book. It provides a bunch of common problems, then provides a couple common solutions and tells you why they chose to do it a particular way. Lots of code. I found it great as the 'next step' after a beginners book. Maybe 50% of the design issues I had I could look up something relevant in that book and apply it to my application. I currently use that as a reference much more often than I use the Android in Action book.

Also, don't forget that the Android developers website (http://developer.android.com/training/index.html) has a bunch of tutorial, 'how to use' guides, and the available API. Of all the reference material I use, this is the one I use most often.
Ulf Dittmer
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I second Android in Action. And the Android Developers Blog has good introductory articles from a few years back.


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shivam singhal
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i am Sorry steve, Yesterday i was a bit in tension may be that's why i had interpret your response wrongly..

Thanks steve for this appreciable response..

WITH REGARDS
SHIVAM SINGHAL
OCPJP - 82%
OCPJWCD - 97%
shivam singhal
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Thanks steve and ulf

Android in action is a GOOD Book..

WITH REGARDS
SHIVAM SINGHAL
OCPJP - 82%
OCPJWCD - 97%
 
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