Chapter 1: Introduction
Before you start, we'll need to have a quick discussion about where you're beginning.
What You Need to Know to Start
It is a natural question you may be asking yourself: is this book for you? Yes, obviously, it is because you're reading it. However, I will make a few assumptions about your abilities:
- You understand Java; you can write it, read it, and grok it. Because this book is about the Android platform and not the language, I will be writing large amounts of Java code inline and assuming you can follow along. If your Java skills are rusty, I recommend checking out Apress's wealth of Java information on its site (http://java.apress.com/).
- Some familiarity with other mobile platforms will help you. As you move through ...