The Busy Coder's Guide to Android Development Version 8.6 Released

Subscribers now have access to the latest release of The Busy Coder’s Guide to Android Development, known as Version 8.6, in all formats. Just log into your Warescription page and download away, or set up an account and subscribe!

In this update, I:

  • Added more coverage of Android O, including:

    • SMS tokens

    • Tooltips

    • ProxyFileDescriptorCallback

    • Auto-sizing TextView

    • PreferenceDataStore

    • Cleartext traffic bans with WebView

  • Updated the chapter on Android O’s autofill feature to comply with the O Developer Preview 2 changes

  • Updated the Android Things chapter for Developer Preview 4

  • Updated the Chrome OS chapter to reflect new device support and slight changes in the developer onboarding process

Plus, I fixed various bugs and made other minor improvements.

The EPUB edition works with Google Play Books. And there was much rejoicing.

The next book update should be in late July or early August, continuing the updates for Android O, and possibly addressing Android Studio 3.0 if that ships in the release channel by then.


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