The Busy Coder's Guide to Android Development Version 3.4 Released
This update has two major improvements. The one you are probably
expecting is coverage of Android 2.3. That is definitely in the book —
all samples were tested on Android 2.3 (hardware and emulator), and
there is added material on
StrictMode (to avoid janky apps) and
DownloadManager (for handling long HTTP requests).
In addition, I totally revamped the front portion of the book. This includes:
- New coverage of installing the Android SDK and the Eclipse ADT plugin
- The “Coping with Eclipse” tips from the appendix of Android Programming Tutorials
- A tutorial-style setup of your first project
Beyond that were minor improvements and errata fixes.
This all added about 50 pages to the length of the book, bringing it just shy of 600 pages.
PDFs are avaiable now for just about everyone. EPUBs and Kindle/MOBI editions are being generated now and should show up over the next several hours.
If you have any ideas, suggestions, complaints, etc. regarding
the book, please join the
cw-android Google Group
and post there!
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