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Sripriya Gunukula
Sripriya Gunukula • Sep 13, 2018

Are books enough to learn Android?

I want to learn android. Will  books and practice be sufficient or should i have to go for any course?

Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Sep 14, 2018

Everyone has a different capability of learning and grasping. But one thing that holds is that mere reading and rewriting the examples given will not lead to you understanding Android. 

If your goal is to actually develop Android apps from scratch; you will have to learn by practising to write your own code. I've written a tutorial about general approach to learn any programming language - Best way to learn any programming language

Do go through that discussion and I'm sure you will find some good information. 

For me, books and online reference material is the right way to learn programming. I did make use of the tutorials available on udemy and youTube to lean specific parts that I found difficult to understand. 

If you are an absolute beginner in programming, I'd strongly recommend starting with Java Programming language tutorials. One free resource I recommend is "Java - A Beginner's Guide", created by Oracle - the company that maintains Java. 

@simplycoder might have a few tips for you to start working on Android programming. 

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