Preface

Programming is the most fun a person can have on their own. This is a fact well-known to programmers, though it seems the rest of the world is yet to catch on. You already know this or you wouldn't be reading this book, but it constantly amazes me that more people aren't falling over themselves to learn to code.

Meanwhile, mobile devices have made computers fun even for non-coders. We carry in our pockets small machines with incredible processing power and a giddying array of sensors and interfaces.

Android takes these fun machines and makes them accessible to programmers through a fabulously well-crafted platform and tool chain, in a programming language that has stood the test of time yet continues to develop and evolve.

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