The Busy Coder's Guide to Android Development Version 8.13 Released

Subscribers now have access to the latest release of The Busy Coder’s Guide to Android Development, known as Version 8.13, in all formats. Just log into your Warescription page and download away, or set up an account and subscribe!

This update:

  • Adds a chapter on hosting slices, plus updates the existing coverage of publishing slices

  • Updates the Android 9.0 appendix for the final release of 9.0, plus extends coverage of the StrictMode callback option added in 9.0

  • Adds a section on using ListAdapter with RecyclerView

  • Updates the material on LeakCanary for version 1.6.1

  • Updates the chapter on Samsung DeX to cover the DeX Pad

  • Updates the chapter on Chrome OS to cover Chrome OS tablets and Chromeboxes (Chrome OS desktop devices)

  • Retires the chapter on embedding a Web server in an Android app

  • Has a slight change to the PDF formatting rules to try to keep images and their preceding paragraphs together

  • Has other bug fixes and minor improvements

The timing of the next update to this book depends a bit on the release schedules for AndroidX 1.0.0 and Android Studio 3.2. My guess is that this will come out in 2-3 months, with lots of other material showing up in other books between now and then.

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