Mark Murphy, founder of CommonsWare, is the author of The Busy Coder's Guide to Android Development, the first and largest book on Android app programming. It covers much of the Android SDK, through its 213 chapters spanning 4,292 pages.

He also wrote:

  • Elements of Android Jetpack, a new introductory book on Android app development, focused on second-generation techniques (Kotlin and the AndroidX/Jetpack libraries). Version 0.4 is available, with 682 pages of second-generation app development material.

  • Elements of Android Q, to help you deal with the changes introduced by Android Q, such as the changes in external storage access.

  • Elements of Kotlin, a guide to the Kotlin programming language, which is rapidly gaining in popularity for Android app development.

  • Exploring Android, a series of step-by-step tutorials for building an Android app from scratch. This book is being rewritten to demonstrate using Kotlin and the Jetpack libraries. Version 0.7 is available, with 36 tutorials spanning 542 pages.

  • Android's Architecture Components, a book focused on Google's new Architecture Components set of libraries with 412 pages of architectural goodness.

  • GraphQL and Android, a 262-page book focused on the GraphQL Web service dialect.

(yes, he writes a lot)

He offers seminars and training on Android app development topics, from "starting from scratch" introductory material to advanced areas.

He also offers office hours chats and consulting on Android app development, in case you are interested in help beyond what fits the Stack Overflow model, the books, and the training.

Heck, he even has a blog.

All code in Stack Overflow questions, answers, or comments written by Mark Murphy are hereby licensed under the Apache Software License 2.0, unless otherwise noted where that code appears on Stack Overflow.

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