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Question to the authors of Head First Android

 
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Would you recommend this book to someone who is pressed for time, and want to quickly become proficient in Android?
 
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In the How to use this book: Intro section, it did mention who is this book for, and who should probably back away from this book.

You can view the content by clicking on the "Look inside"
https://www.amazon.com/Head-First-Android-Development-Learners/dp/149207652X/?tag=crfa12-20

 
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I suspect it depends on what you mean by proficient.  Given that the book is 900+ pages long, it's going to take some time to go through it -- but you'll probably have a better understanding of Android, and how to write good apps for it, than you would with a different book.  Head First books tend to go deeper into a topic so you'll actually know what you're doing.

Just my two cents
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Hello Salil,

That's an excellent question. I think if you want to get up and running quickly, and don't have a lot of time, you might be better to simply go through a course than a book. If you really need a short book, then there is one called "Hello, Android" from PragProg, which is excellent, although I think it's quite old now and I don't *think* it covers Kotlin.

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