The Busy Coder's Guide to Android Development Version 5.4 Released

Subscribers now have access to the latest release of The Busy Coder’s Guide to Android Development, known as Version 5.4, in all formats. Just log into your Warescription page and download away, or set up an account and subscribe!

This release is mostly to clear up various production issues with the books, after I switched over to new book generation tools:

  • The handful of messed-up images, like Figure 1 and Figure 2, are fixed

  • The EPUB works with Google Play Books again

  • The APK has the chapters in the right order in the ViewPager

I sincerely apologize for those flaws.

As previously announced, I have removed the Maps V1 chapter, so if you are using Maps V1, be sure to keep your copy of Version 5.3 to refer back to that chapter.

I replaced it with a chapter on Gradle dependencies: JARs, sub-projects, library projects, AARs, artifacts, and the like. I want to add more to this chapter in the next release, such as more case studies.

Version 5.5 of the book should come out in late January, with more Gradle, Android 4.4, and wearables coverage.

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