The Busy Coder's Guide to Android Development Version 7.5 Released

Subscribers now have access to the latest release of The Busy Coder’s Guide to Android Development, known as Version 7.5, in all formats. Just log into your Warescription page and download away, or set up an account and subscribe!

In this update, I:

  • Added a new chapter on Espresso

  • Revamped the chapter on Chrome OS to focus on the new implementation of Android-on-Chrome OS that debuted in late June 2016

  • Rewrote much of the chapter on SSL, to tie it into Android N’s network security configuration and the CWAC-NetSecurity backport

  • Added new material to the chapter on data binding for two-way binding, binding event handlers, and chained expressions

  • Updated the material on WebView to cover Android N’s new source of the WebView code (proprietary Chrome browser APK)

  • Updated Tutorial #1 to offer downloads of Android Studio 2.1.2, the particular version of Android Studio referenced in this book

  • Retired the chapter on action bar navigation (long since deprecated by Google), two chapters related to scripting (out of date), and the chapter on writing desktop apps in Android (replaced partly by the Chrome OS and keyboard/mouse chapters)

Version 7.6 is tentatively slated for late August. This will depend a bit on when Android Studio 2.2 ships to the release channel, as I will need to substantially overhaul some of the introductory chapters to address this change, and that will take some time.

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