Open Source Books: Android, by Massimo Carli

Many books on Android are available today, but “Android – Guida per lo sviluppatore” (eng. developers’ guide) is the first Italian book covering the open source Java-based mobile platform developed by Google.

The author, Massimo Carli, prepares the reader to deal with this open source mobile platform in a step-by-step fashion, providing also easy to understand code examples.

The book many topics, includes:

  • an introduction to the Android platform, architecture, and tools
  • how to build applications
  • details creating layouts and views
  • Delve into security, development tools and debugging

The book is a complement to the existing Android documentation and it is a great introduction.