What are some good books for how to write apps for android?
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I know you may only like physical books, but I am lucky enough to have free access to books24x7 ebooks website through my job. There are a few books there that touch on Android and Development. Some I may be reading myself as well.
As far as books go you might want to have a browse at your local Barnes and Noble or Borders Books at the following:
- Beginning Android 2
- Amazon.com: Beginning Android 2 (9781430226291): Mark Murphy: Books
- Pro Android 2
- Amazon.com: Pro Android 2 (9781430226598): Sayed Hashimi, Satya Komatineni, Dave MacLean: Books
- Android Programming Tutorials 2nd Edition
- Amazon.com: Android Programming Tutorials, 2nd Edition…
I'm still working my way through the first book, it's good, but not great also the author is pretty active on the Google Android Group. I'm still waiting for someone to publish a book that completely takes someone new to Android development by the hand and teaches them in a step-by-step manner with thorough explanations of why and how things are done with great working examples.
Hopefully someday someone will publish a book like that.
For anyone that is interested or in that same boat my advice would be to just have faith in yourself. If you really want to do this it will come to you. I can recall 15 yrs ago when I didn't know crap about a computer - I didn't even know how to copy or paste and pkunzip was a terrorist to my computer usage. My attitude to most of it was "man i'm never gonna be able to do that..."
If I had believed that I wouldn't be where I am today doing what I am doing. There's very little that I don't understand or can't do on a computer. I even get paid doing it
Now if only the guitar would come as easily to me as technology did