The Busy Coder’s Guide to Android Development Version 8.9 Released
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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, including the use of the Android
“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
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
onCreate()methods on activities, that formerly
icicle, to have the
The next update to this book most likely will not come until February, with
updates to other materials before then.