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Programming Android by Zigurd Mednieks
Programming Android by Zigurd Mednieks
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
The best sections of this book - like the chapters on views and fragments - are easily of five star standard, but they are let down by some others (particularly towards the start) which are less good. The chapter on Java, for example, veers wildly between the basic (types) and the obscure (fine details of how to handle thread safety) and it is hard to see who exactly it is aimed at. I would likewise question whether a book aimed at this "beyond the basics" level needs such a long and detailed introduction to Eclipse and building a "hello world" Android project (information which is widely available elsewhere). It is a shame that this space wasn't used for other material up to the high… Read more