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The Busy Coder’s Guide to Development Version 8.9 Released

Subscribers now have
access to the latest release of The Busy Coder’s Guide to Android Development,
known as Version 8.9, in all formats. Just log into
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In this update, I:

  • Added a new chapter on basic Bluetooth RFCOMM communications.

  • Restored the chapter on Android Things (which had been pulled from
    Version 8.8) and updated it to DP 6.1, the use of the Android
    Things Console.

  • “Mainstreamed” about a third of the material from the Android 8.0 appendix
    into long-term homes in the other chapters. In particular, the chapters
    on notifications wound up with a significant overhaul to accommodate notification
    channels.

  • Updated the MapsV2 samples to 11.6.2, including getting rid of the
    license notification requirements.

  • Added a section on the Android Test Orchestrator, which did not involve
    timpani, much to my disappointment.

  • Updated the chapter on working with the camera for the latest versions
    of CameraKit-Android (now under new management!) and Fotoapparat.

  • Fixed a variety of errata

  • Bulk-replaced various onCreate() methods on activities, that formerly
    took a Bundle parameter named icicle, to have the Bundle named state
    instead

The next update to this book most likely will not come until February, with
updates to other materials before then.


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