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An excellent book for serious Android Programmers
on 30 March 2014
This book is not for beginners. That's what "pushing the limits" means.
The screenshots and recommendations are for Android Studio - an excellent choice, though still in "early access preview" at the time of writing this review. Glad to see the migration away from clunky Eclipse and to the excellent JetBrains IDE (of which Android Studio is a free version). Makes life a lot easier.
Straight away, the author gets you into Monkey testing (stress testing), Automated tests and Gradle for builds - clearly not beginner material. The benefit of a book, and perhaps the only reason for buying it vs online material, is that the tools and principles have been brought together by an expert in the field so you don't have to research the options yourself and reduces risk. It's a good strategy for the time-deprived. The examples are concise and pertinent, and very clear.