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The Busy Coder's Guide to Android Development Version 6.0 Released

Subscribers now have access to the latest release of The Busy Coder’s Guide to Android Development, known as Version 6.0, in all formats. Just log into your Warescription page and download away, or set up an account and subscribe!

This largely completes the Big Book Pivot of 2014, adding Android Studio coverage to all of the core chapters (including the tutorials) and some of the trails.

Along the way, this includes:

  • Adding build.gradle files for all projects

  • De-Sherlocking all projects, except those that are specifically demonstrating ActionBarSherlock

  • Removing the chapter on IntelliJ IDEA and replacing it with material more specific to Android Studio

This book update also:

  • Adds a chapter on the manifest merger process, with particular emphasis on Gradle for Android and how manifests from different sourcesets plus libraries combine to create the generated manifest for the app itself

  • Adds a number of small improvements to the core chapters, as part of a more thorough review of that material

  • Tweaks the tutorials, partly to deal with Android Studio issues, and other minor changes to improve the instructions

  • Various errata fixes

Updates should now return to their normal every-four-to-six-weeks cycle, emphasizing new APIs, tools, and the like. I am planning on three updates yet in 2014, with Version 6.1 due out in early October.

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