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

Subscribers now have access to the final version of The Busy Coder’s Guide to Android Development, in PDF, EPUB, MOBI/Kindle, and APK formats. Just log into your Warescription page and download away, or set up an account and subscribe!

I am in the process of wrapping up my books that focused on the first generation of Android app development (Java and the Android Support Library), in favor of books focusing on the second generation (Kotlin and Jetpack/AndroidX). The third of the original books to be marked “FINAL” is The Busy Coder’s Guide to Android Development.

This book is unchanged from Version 8.13, other than a few errata fixes. Simply put, this book is too huge to try to move forward into second-generation techniques. I would wind up with a book that is partly second-generation and partly first-generation for a very long time, and that will be confusing to readers.

Note that all of the “FINAL” books will not show changebars or other notations for what sections changed from their previous one. That is one of the reasons why I am not making significant changes to these final editions.

The only first-generation book that is not “FINAL” is Exploring Android. I am in the process of rewriting that book to be second-generation; the first update for that will be available soon.

If you have questions or concerns regarding this transition from first-generation to second-generation books, please reach out!.


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