Saturday, September 14, 2019

Episode 121: Benchmarking

Chet, Dustin and Chris
In this episode, we chat with Chris Craik and Dustin Lam from the AndroidX team about benchmarking.

We cover the new AndroidX benchmarking library, how to use it, and what problems it solves.

If you're wondering why Chet totally took over the interview towards the end, it's not that he wouldn't share the stage; Romain and Tor had to leave early and snuck out quietly.

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Blurry action shot from the recording session

Chris: 
@chris_craik
Dustin: @itsdustinlam
Chet@chethaase
Tor@tornorbye
Romain@romainguy


Thanks to continued tolerance and support by our audio engineer, Bryan Gordon.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Episode 120: Machine Learning

Romain, Anna, and (unfortunately) Chet
Chet and Romain spoke with Anna Goldie from the Google Brain team about machine learning. If you ever wondered what the difference is between AI and machine learning or what deep neural networks are, then this episode is for you. To be clear, this show has nothing to do with Android, we just thought it would be an interesting topic.

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Anna@annadgoldie
Chet@chethaase
Romain@romainguy


Thanks to continued tolerance and support by our audio engineer, Bryan Gordon.

Friday, August 9, 2019

Episode 119: Kotlin with Andrey Breslav

Tor, Andrey, Romain, and Chet (not pictured)
Tor and Romain spoke with Andrey Breslav, the lead language designer at Jetbrains for Kotlin. They talked about coroutines, flow, performance, islands near St. Petersburg, evolution of the language, and many other Kotlin-y things.

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Thanks to continued tolerance and support by our audio engineer, Bryan Gordon.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Episode 118: Authentic Podcast

Sandra, Carlos, Chet and Romain [authenticated]
In this episode, Chet and Romain chat with Carlos Valdivia and Sandra Kwan from the Android Identity and Authentication team, covering related topics like authentication, ID, autofill, backup and restore, and more.

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Chet@chethaase
Romain@romainguy
Tor@tornorbye





Thanks to continued tolerance and support by our audio engineer, Bryan Gordon.

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Episode 117: Kotlin Coroutines

Tor, Yigit, Sean, Romain and Chet doing their (co)routine.
Coroutines are Kotlin's approach to asynchronous programming and they are making their way into various Jetpack libraries. In this episode Tor, Chet and Romain have a chat with Sean McQuillan from DevRel and Yigit Boyar from the Jetpack team to discuss what coroutines are, what problems do they solve and how to use them.

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Thursday, June 27, 2019

Episode 116: CameraX

Chet, James, Vinit, and Tor, in reverse-polish notation.
Tor and Chet talked with Vinit Modi and James Fung from the CameraX team. CameraX is a Jetpack support library that released in alpha form at Google I/O 2019. It offers developers an easier way to embed camera functionality while performing more consistently across Android versions (back to Lollipop) and across various devices.

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Romain@romainguy
Tor@tornorbye



Thanks to continued tolerance and support by our audio engineer, Bryan Gordon.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Episode 115: Jetpack Compose

Tor, Chuck, Leland and Romain
Jetpack Compose is an unbundled UI toolkit written in Kotlin and based on the reactive programming model that was recently introduced at Google I/O. Compose is not ready for production yet but is now being developed in the open on AOSP. In this episode Tor and Romain have a chat with Chuck and Leland to discuss how Jetpack Compose works and some of the goals and ideas behind its design.

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Thanks to continued tolerance and support by our audio engineer, Bryan Gordon.