Welcome to the source code for The Busy Coder's Guide to Android Development!
About the Book
The Busy Coder's Guide to Android Development is a book covering Android application development, from basics through advanced capabilities. It is updated several times a year and is available through the Warescription program. Subscribers also have access to office hours chats and other benefits.
This repository contains the source code for the hundreds of sample apps profiled in the book. These
samples are updated as the book is, with
git tags applied to tie sample code versions to book
The book, and the samples, were written by Mark Murphy. You may also have run into him through Stack Overflow:
About the Code
All of the source code in this archive is licensed under the Apache 2.0 license except as noted.
The names of the top-level directories roughly correspond to a shortened form of the chapter titles. Since chapter numbers change with every release, and since some samples are used by multiple chapters, I am loathe to put chapter numbers in the actual directory names.
Using in Android Studio
All of the projects should have a
build.gradle file suitable for
importing the project into Android Studio. Note, though, that you
may need to adjust the
build.gradle if it
requests an SDK that you have not downloaded and do not wish to
download. Similarly, you may need to adjust the
value to refer to a version of the build tools that you have downloaded
from the SDK Manager.
The samples also have stub Gradle wrapper files, enough to allow for
easy import into Android Studio. However,
always check the
gradle-wrapper.properties file before importing anything into Android Studio,
as there is always the chance that somebody has published material linking you to a hacked Gradle installation.
Using with Command-Line Gradle
Right now, you will need your own local installation of Gradle 2.1
in order to build the projects from the command line, as the repository
does not contain
gradlew or its corresponding JAR for security reasons.
Projects in this book have a mix of structures. Some use the new Android Studio structure. Others use the older Eclipse structure. The Eclipse-style projects, though, are set up to still be able to be imported into Android Studio — it is just that the files will be in the directory structure used by Eclipse rather than in Android Studio's natural structure.
Slowly, this book is being converted over to having all projects use the Android Studio structure. This process should be completed sometime in 2016.