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The Busy Coder's Guide to Android Development Version 3.4 Released

Subscribers now have access to the latest release of The Busy Coder’s Guide to Android Development, known as Version 3.4.

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!


Need an Android programming guide for your development team? An Enterprise Warescription to The Busy Coder’s Guide to Android Development is available for teams of 10+ members. Contact Mark Murphy for details.