"Elements of Android Jetpack" Version 0.9 Released

Subscribers now have access to Version 0.9 of Elements of Android Jetpack, in PDF, EPUB, and MOBI/Kindle formats. Just log into your Warescription page to download it, or set up an account and subscribe!

This update adds one more chapter, covering dialogs. This also ties into a new section in the chapter on architecture, looking at the differences between states and events.

There is also a new section on view binding as an alternative to data binding, Kotlin synthetic accessors, or older techniques. Most of the samples that had used Kotlin synthetic accessors or older techniques have been revised to use view binding.

This update also upgrades a bunch of the dependencies used by the sample apps, with minor tweaks to the code and the prose to match.

Also, a change in the publishing process for the EPUB and MOBI editions should improve the readability of some of the images.

And, as usual, it fixes lots of bugs.

0.9 versions are a “release candidate” for 1.0. I expect to release Version 1.0 in about a month, with bug fixes but no significant new material.

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