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Old January 13th, 2010, 02:35 PM
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Red face Some suggestions for the 2.0 book

While this book has helped me to some extent, I'm fairly disappointed in the lack of detail. For one, I just purchased it and was not aware that it was only Android 1.0. This should be stated more clearly. Wrox should offer an upgrade special to the Android 2.0 book. Second, I've used many Wrox books and what I like about them is that code is shown, and then a full step by step explanation of what is going on in the code follows. This Android book only has very brief explanations of what is going on in the code, leaving out necessary detail. And the way it illustrates things like animation before even showing the basics makes it very confusing to step through methodically. Also, an Appendix with some key class descriptions and some basic Eclipse configuration info would be useful. I've had a lot of programming experience, so I've been able to work through some of the issues, but I pity those who do not have experience.
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