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Android Essentials by Chris Haseman

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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 ...

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