Enjoy the book, and the various submissions.
I just updated to 2014b, and find that the latest version of statusbar seems to make my GUI shift up instead of overwriting it, but when I move it ever so slightly, it moves the GUI back to as expected, and stays there...? Haven't looked into it yet, but thought I should mention it on a very useful piece of code..
13 Oct 2014
set/get status bar(s) for GUI figures & Matlab desktop