The Busy Coder's Guide to Android Development Version 3.7 Released

Subscribers now have access to the latest release of The Busy Coder’s Guide to Android Development, known as Version 3.7, in all formats.

This is actually a fairly small update, all things considered. I added coverage of Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0), though pretty much all the existing coverage of stuff like fragments and the action bar were already correct. Mostly, I added some material on action bars on phones, such as ICS’s split action bar option.

I also updated the Eclipse coverage to reflect the now-current R15 tools release and ADT, as some of the important operations, like creating a new Android project, underwent UI changes.

And all the samples were tested on a Galaxy Nexus. Along the way, I refactored many of the projects into unique packages where I had them duplicated, and more projects now have Eclipse project files to go along with their up-to-date Ant build files.

There were a bunch of errata fixes and other minor tune-ups to the prose, but nothing else huge.

A bigger dollop of new material will be coming in the next update to The Busy Coder’s Guide to Advanced Android Development, due out shortly.

And, a fairly massive set of changes are planned for this book overall — more on that in upcoming blog posts.

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