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Android resources

Friend has asked, what resources do I use to learn about Android development, so I decided to put it up for public discussion.

Fist of all, developers.android.com is awesome. Although I’m the kind of guy, who would learn Java from Java API and would had his own headache, I want to emphasize that the Android’s website is just amazing. Not only it contains plenty of examples and articles on different aspects of OS and SDK, but it also updated frequently. Also, my humble advice is to check ApiDemo applications in every new SDK.

Second place to look at for me is Stack Overflow (or just Google and you will end up at SO anyway).

There are some good books on the Android:

Ones, who are comfortable spending some money to get more example code should look at Commons Ware bundles. He is a very active in Stack Overflow and Google Developers mailing list, so it must be worth it. Disclosure: havent’ done that yet 🙂

To get up to date information, I follow Android Developer’s blog, Reto Meier, Chet Haase, Roman Guy and some more Android developers and developer advocates on Google Reader, twitter and GPlus.

Sometimes you can’t get things done without looking at the Android SDK code and, in order to implement custom things, I’ve copied code of standard components a few times and hacked based on it.

How do you learn Android?
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