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The Busy Coder's Guide to Android Development Version 6.5 Released

Subscribers now have access to the latest release of The Busy Coder’s Guide to Android Development, known as Version 6.5, in all formats. Just log into your Warescription page and download away, or set up an account and subscribe!

This update is dominated by a rather large chapter on RecyclerView. It covers how to get back all of the stuff that RecyclerView lost from ListView and GridView, plus some things that RecyclerView can do that its predecessors cannot. Basically, it covers the RecyclerView equivalents of pretty much everything the book has on ListView and GridView, including how to support choice modes (e.g., checklists, activated states) and action modes. It also demonstrates CardView along the way.

In addition, there is a new chapter on Parcelable (what it is, how to make your own classes Parcelable, and Parcelable problems) and various other minor improvements.

The next update is tentatively scheduled for the second half of April.


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