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