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4.0 out of 5 stars Impressive but flawed.
The book is impressive. As you work through it you will learn a lot more than you would from a "normal" text book. Building the examples makes the android system sink in. HOWEVER, towards the end of the book errors/typos start to creep in. This leads to a very unsatisfactory conclusion. The project comes to a standstill.
The 'anger' at the book's latter part...
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2.0 out of 5 stars Code examples flip between 2 different projects...
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The example code in the book flips between the project in the first edition of the book and this one so it's confusing as hell.

Can't believe these sort of books get published without doing a read through to check for inconsistencies.

Really annoying. Especially as I purchased the hard copy and kindle version.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Code examples flip between 2 different projects..., 9 Feb. 2014
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The example code in the book flips between the project in the first edition of the book and this one so it's confusing as hell.

Can't believe these sort of books get published without doing a read through to check for inconsistencies.

Really annoying. Especially as I purchased the hard copy and kindle version.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Foundations are blocking the implementation of an inspiring text, 3 July 2014
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The author obviously is a very dedicated person. He shows didactical prowess and has e.g. chosen something interesting as his example. In two areas however, I have had some difficulties that I should not have encountered:
Setting up the environment has not been easy. The emulator does not work satisfactorily and I feel that the book ought to contain more precise instructions concerning that.
The Twitter API Library 'Yamba Client Lib' is not easily aquired. I tried, and I might give it another shot using GrantRobertson comment on the matter in http://github.com/twitter-university/YambaClientLib/issues/5 . It is imperative that this library be available and that it is working - because the last half of this book depends on that!
It is of no use to theoretically being able to develop amazing apps if the prerequisites for practical deployment are not readily available and so I might prefer a more 'mundane' intrduction to Android programming. I will however admit that my problems should be solvable and that this author 'gets somewhere'. Conclusion: By this book, but buy another one as well.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Impressive but flawed., 6 Jan. 2015
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J. Mcdonald (Nottingham, Notts United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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The book is impressive. As you work through it you will learn a lot more than you would from a "normal" text book. Building the examples makes the android system sink in. HOWEVER, towards the end of the book errors/typos start to creep in. This leads to a very unsatisfactory conclusion. The project comes to a standstill.
The 'anger' at the book's latter part is reduced by the value of the knowledge gained in part-completing the project.
Despite all this, I would buy a 3rd Edition if it came out. (And I'd finish off the project).
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5.0 out of 5 stars easy and clear basic Android!, 15 April 2014
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Easy to start understanding Android 's basic concepts and implementation!!
A kind of app tutorial inside, it's fast learning book!
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