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What will you learn from this book?
If you have an idea for a killer Android app, this fully revised and updated edition will get you up and running in a jiffy. You'll go beyond syntax and how-to manuals and learn how to think like a great Android developer. This hands-on book teaches you everything from designing user interfaces to building multi-screen apps that persist data in a database. It covers the latest features of Android Jetpack, including Jetpack Compose. It's like having an experienced Android developer sitting right next to you If you have some Kotlin know-how, you're ready to get started.
Why does this book look so different?
Based on the latest research in cognitive science and learning theory, Head First Android Development uses a visually rich format to engage your mind rather than a text-heavy approach that puts you to sleep. Why waste your time struggling with new concepts? This multisensory learning experience is designed for the way your brain really works.
Dawn Griffiths has over 20 years experience working in the IT industry, working as a senior developer and senior software architect. She has written various books in the Head First series, including Head First Android Development (1e and 2e) and Head First Kotlin, and developed The Agile Sketchpad animated video series with David.David Griffiths is an Agile coach and software developer. He began programming at age 12, after being inspired by a documentary on the work of Seymour Papert. At age 15 he wrote an implementation of Papert's computer language LOGO. David has written various books in the Head First series, including Head First Android Development (1e and 2e) and Head First Kotlin, and created The Agile Sketchpad video series with Dawn.