The Busy Coder's Guide to Android Development Version 6.2 Released

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This update is smaller than I would have liked, and I apologize for that. It contains:

  • Some basic Android 5.0 coverage, including notes about various deprecations

  • Information on how Android 5.0 changes notifications, including heads-up and lockscreen notifications

  • A new chapter covering JobScheduler, the new Android 5.0 AlarmManager-with-more-brains system service

  • Added some limited material on batterystats and Battery Historian, the other developer-facing pieces of Project Volta beyond JobScheduler

  • Rewrote much of the chapter on service binding and remote services, including a fresh set of examples and coverage of Android 5.0’s restriction on the use of implicit Intents to bind to services

  • Updated the chapter on the Memory Analysis Tookit (MAT) to include how to use it from Android Studio

  • Rewrote parts of the first two tutorials to deal with changes introduced by Android Studio 0.8.14

There should be one more update to the book in 2014, probably in mid-December.