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Feb 8, 2017

Big Nerd Ranch Releases Third Edition of Android Programming Guide

Best-Selling Android Programming Book Sees Significant Update

Big Nerd Ranch, known globally for its highly effective immersive application development bootcamps and app development services, has released the third edition of its very popular Android Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide.

“We write best-selling books that guide the industry, setting the standard for app development and helping developers stay up to speed on the latest and greatest across a range of platforms,” said Aaron Hillegass, Big Nerd Ranch Founder and CEO. “Our Android Programming Guide is one of our most popular titles and we are pleased to say it’s received an extensive update.”

Big Nerd Ranch’s developers and designers are also instructors, leading immersive training with developers from a wide range of businesses. This keeps them close to the needs of the developer community and allows them to cover those topics well in this new edition.

Updated topics include:

  • ConstraintLayout
  • Localization
  • Accessibility
  • MVVM
  • Data Binding
  • Unit testing
  • FileProvider
  • Permissions
  • Simplified RecyclerView coverage
  • Adjusted the minimum SDK to KitKat
  • Updated for the latest Android Studio

There are also hundreds of smaller improvements, thanks to feedback from their students and forums. “Our five-day Android Essentials course uses this book,” said Hillegass. “As students work through the class, we see where they run into snags. This shows us what is easy, and what takes a little more explanation. We use the feedback from our courses to make this book invaluable for developers.”

Android Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide can be ordered through Amazon or InformIT.

About Big Nerd Ranch

Established in 2001, Big Nerd Ranch specializes in client app development and expert instruction from the brightest developers and designers in the industry. Our developers and designers are also instructors, teaching immersive bootcamps that have improved the careers of thousands of developers. Our app development services have helped clients across the globe grow their businesses. We write best-selling books that guide the mobile industry, setting the standard for mobile development across a range of platforms.


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