Articles & Tutorials
Another great Android Studio tip from Sebastiano Poggi.
Colt McAnlis trolls through a lot of Android applications, and looks for common places where people might be able to improve their performance. Lately he’s been noticing the growth of a frightening trend : Bloated PNG files.
| Introducing Spark
Dan Hill introduces a new open source library called Spark. It is an Android library for drawing sparklines.
Reto Meier shares some great tips & tricks for Android Studio.
Let Hannes Dorfmann tell you a story about how an android developer went through the hell while trying to create reusable RecyclerView Adapters with different view types and how he finally managed to implement them painlessly.
Jesse Wilson shares a quick tip for initializing your Builder created objects.
GDE Dmytro Danylyk continues his in-depth series on writing an Android app that syncs with a back-end server.
Chet Haase absolutely loves @annotations that have become such a big part of Java programming. Here he proposes a couple new annotations that might make our lives just a little easier.
Donn Felker continues with part 2 of the SOLID Principles for Android Developers series, where the ‘O’ in the SOLID mnemonic acronym is the Open/Closed principle.
Great article by Patrick Löwenstein about using Retrofit 2, Realm and Parceler together in the same project. Make sure that you also check out the final code on Github.
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Libraries & Code
A RecyclerView.Adapter implementation that supports any kind of list items, is a common Adapter.
A small, yet full-featured framework that allows building View-based Android applications
"Favor composition over inheritance" for RecyclerView Adapters
Source code of the official F8 app of 2016, powered by React Native and other Facebook open source projects.
| Android N Developer Preview 2
Android N Developer Preview 2 was released on wednesday and there is a lot of goodness inside: Vulkan (a new 3D rendering API), Launcher shortcuts, Emoji Unicode 9 support :grinning: and plenty of bug fixes.
It’s been almost two months since Kotlin 1.0 was released, and the team is now switching from stabilisation and bug fixes to new feature work, so it’s a great time to talk about their plans for the future.
| ReDex – an Android bytecode optimizer
ReDex is an Android bytecode (dex) optimizer originally developed at Facebook. It provides a framework for reading, writing, and analyzing .dex files, and a set of optimization passes that use this framework to improve the bytecode. An APK optimized by ReDex should be smaller and faster than its source.
Videos & Podcasts
| Android Dialogs: Michael Bailey
Huyen sits down with Michael Bailey to talk about Android Studio, faster builds, and the Google Cloud Test Lab
In this mini Fragment we touch base on all the things you need to know about Vector drawables for Android development: how one can use it today, the recommended usage for vector drawable and formats, the limitations and everything else you need to know as an Android developer.
8 ways to analyze your app with the ClassyShark tool.
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