Last month, The Big Nerd Ranch released the second edition1 of its guide to Android programming. The book leads the reader through developing several Android apps. In addition, it brings up concepts that readers don’t need to understand to write the apps in the book, but might nevertheless find interesting. To address these concepts, the authors have sprinkled skippable sections throughout the book called “For the More Curious.”
I liked that idea, so I decided to extend it! This is the first of several posts that serve as an extended “For the More Curious” reading companion to Android Programming: the Big Nerd Ranch Guide, 2nd ed.