I’ve been developing in Java for over 17 years on both client and server side. I don’t get involved with the JVM-based “language wars”, quietly frankly it’s because I’m not overly passionate about programming languages. That’s not to say that I don’t have preferences or enjoy languages it’s just that I choose not to put … Read More
Layouts are the foundation of Android UI, and while they are seemingly straightforward, understanding how to develop efficient layouts is sometimes less so. However, efficient, “lean” layouts can be vital to both user experience and app performance. This session examines the importance of lean layouts, tools for analyzing layouts and their performance, tips and techniques … Read More
I, like most developers, tend to rush into playing around with new technology. What I mean is you get excited when hearing or reading about something new then jump into the deep-end of the pool and while in mid-air throwing your towel to your chair. That’s what happened to me with VectorDrawable. I heard about … Read More
How would you like 2 extra hours of your time back every week? All mobile app developers face similar workflows as they work to upload an app to the App & Play Store. Many of these processes are currently done manually, but why not automate them? Fabric’s set of developer tools, collectively called fastlane, makes building, testing, and releasing your app faster, reproducible and less troublesome, leaving developers more time to focus on feature code and not deployment!
We found a few issues while preparing our Android app for Marshmallow 6.0. The easy short-term solution is setting the targetSdkVersion to 22
In this session we are going to talk a bit why JetBrains sees the potential in Kotlin comparing to other JVM languages. Then we’ll see how certain language constructs can be used to make Android more enjoyable. Also we’ll look at a DSL for type-safe dynamic layouts and a simple extension plugin that helps to avoid writing ‘findViewById()’ all the time.
How does Android development compare with your plain old development? Well, in short words it’s very rewarding in a sense that you see results of your work right away. You can also deploy it right to your phone or a tablet and brag about it to your friends. However, there are pitfalls…
Our old pal Jamie Allen was in the neighborhood talking this-and-that about Scala, Akka and other sundry Typesafe products, so we roped him in to do the DevNews.
Jamie is currently working with Roland Kuhn on Reactive Design Patterns.
Episode 86 – which we 86'ed once but tried for again Ever have one of those Mondays? Joel Confino is out on assignment, and Ken is solo this week. He "recorded" episode 86 once, except that he didn't press RECORD. Sigh, silly programmer. Sponsored Link – Training update – Our two-day AngularJS Fundamentals training course … Read More