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The Busy Coder's Guide to Android Development Version 8.2 Released

Subscribers now have access to the latest release of The Busy Coder’s Guide to Android Development, known as Version 8.2, 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 chapter on the basics of using RxJava

  • Added a chapter on viewing PDFs, including embedding PDF viewers in your app

  • Added a chapter on advanced RecyclerView techniques, starting with using RecyclerView to replace a ViewPager for page-at-a-time user interfaces

  • Removed the appendix focusing on Android 7.0’s changes, with that material being moved into appropriate chapters of the book

  • Added various miscellaneous improvements and errata fixes

This update also uses two different font sizes for code listings, employing a larger font for listings whose lines are all fairly short, to help improve readabililty.

Due to a change in the publication process, links between chapters are showing up with changebars in this version. This should be a one-time issue, not affecting future versions of the book.

Also, the APK edition of the book has a new appinar on Android 7.0’s changes to notifications.

The next update is planned for late February.


Do you need a book on Android app development, but are having trouble finding one that is new enough? Try The Busy Coder’s Guide to Android Development!