The Busy Coder's Guide to Android Development Version 7.0 Released

Subscribers now have access to the latest release of The Busy Coder’s Guide to Android Development, known as Version 7.0, in all formats. Just log into your Warescription page and download away, or set up an account and subscribe!

This update:

  • Added a chapter on options for taking screenshots and screencasts of your Android app

  • Added a chapter on backing up and restoring your app’s data

  • Added a chapter on using ACRA for collecting crash reports

  • Added a chapter on the percent library’s layout classes

  • Added a chapter on ADB tips and tricks

  • Added a large section on the support annotations to the chapter on Lint

  • Added screencast recording to the chapter on the media projection APIs

  • Rewrote and moved the chapter on system services into the core chapters

  • Expanded coverage of service binding, particularly where the service validates the signature of the client

  • Added vector drawables to the chapter on drawable formats

  • Updated the chapter on memory leaks to focus on Android Studio’s tools for finding the source of leaks

  • Lots of bug fixes and general improvements, particularly to older chapters

  • Removed the chapter on DDMS, with its former material slated to be blended into other chapters once Android Studio 2.0 ships

  • Removed the chapter on integrating with Google’s search framework, pending a possible rewrite

Version 7.1 is slated for early February.

Want an expert opinion on your Android app architecture decisions? Perhaps Mark Murphy can help!