When comparing The Busy Coder's Guide to Android Development vs Lynda, the Slant community recommends Lynda for most people. In the question“What are the best resources to learn Android development?” Lynda is ranked 3rd while The Busy Coder's Guide to Android Development is ranked 8th.
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Pro Covers a lot of different subjects
This is an extremely large book at around 3500 pages.
The table of contents is extensive, with topics ranging from the process model to power drain and memory leaks.
Pro Updated frequently
"The Busy Coder's Guide to Android Development" is frequently updated (every couple of months) to insure all information is relevant.
Pro Quality and quantity
Pro Video tutorials with commentaries
There are a lot of different languages to choose from thanks to their large offering of courses (almost 4000 total that cover various subjects).
Pro Build as you learn
Many courses offered on Lynda take a hands-on approach, encouraging you to apply what you learn by building projects.
Pro It's possible to get transcripts of videos
Pro Videos can be watched at 2x speed
If you feel yourself getting bored with the lecture, it's possible to speed it up to get through it quicker.
Con PDF only
The updated versions are no longer available in print, and are only available for purchase from the site in PDF.
Con Lacks a community
With no user forum, there is very little opportunity to engage with other students and discuss the learning material.
Con iOS and Android apps are somewhat poor
Compared to the experience available on the web, the mobile apps are severely lagging behind.
Con More ways to help retain the information would be helpful
More quizzes, tests and assignments to help practice and retain the presented information would be helpful.