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Android development for the newbie (like me)

Android development for the newbie (like me)

RE: Android development for the newbie (like me)

I am working my way through Android Application Development for Dummies.  While it isn't all that well written, I'm finding it useful.

Bob Rashkin

RE: Android development for the newbie (like me)

I am working through the same book Bong. It gets real meaty in chapter 7. It certainly must be written for smart Dummies like us, because for a Dummies book, it gets real deep. I find it very, very thorough in some areas and glosses over some more complicated stuff. It does make you do your homework/research to fully understand the Android API. Well worth the money.   

RE: Android development for the newbie (like me)

I liked the book also. Now I'm working through "Android for Programmers (An App-Driven Approach)" by Dietel Developer Series.  It would be good as a second book.

RE: Android development for the newbie (like me)

good to know.  thanks

Bob Rashkin

RE: Android development for the newbie (like me)

That will be my next read. Thanks for the advice.

RE: Android development for the newbie (like me)

As I work through this book "Android for Programmers (An App-Driven Approach)" I have run across a few code errors. In the address book app, Fig 10.14 (ListActivity) line 37 will cause a compile error. LogCat will say there is an error in doInBackground, but it appears that the CursorAdapter is declared twice. Delete "CursorAdapter" from line 37 and all is well. Also in Fig 10.30 there is a rouge apostrophe in line 86, "_id='" that apostrophe is a typo. This causes a runtime crash. That caused me hours of grief. As a newbie, I am typing in and studying the code from the book as opposed to downloading and importing the code to a new project, I learn better that way. However, these errors did help my code troubleshooting skills. I hope this helps someone someday.

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