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Android™ 3 SDK Programming For Dummies® by Rajiv Ramnath

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Chapter 14

The Ten Best Developer Resources for Android

In This Chapter

  • Knowing where to find more detail about th0e Android SDK
  • Illustrating how Android works by using sample code
  • Locating help for solving programming problems

Not so long ago, folks began programming by reading books written by a small number of experts and gaining expertise from only the people they worked with. Now that the World Wide Web exists, the expertise pool is vastly larger. Virtually anyone can contribute their own ideas and learn from other contributors in forums where people with like interests communicate, interact, and learn.

This chapter covers forums related to the Android SDK and Android app development — places where you can visit freely, gain knowledge, and find help. We hope that as you gain expertise in Android development, that you will even contribute your knowledge to these forums.

Every site we mention in this chapter has been invaluable to us in understanding how to develop Android apps and how to find help and handle bugs, for example. Interestingly, one author (who shall remain nameless!) thought he had discovered a bug in his code but could find no mention of the bug in the Android developer forums. Eventually, he realized his mistake: There was no bug! The forums are so active and up-to-date that if you believe you have discovered a problem in the SDK and can find no mention of it in the forums, you should seriously consider reviewing your code again because that's likely where ...

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