Monday, November 11, 2019

Episode 126: Gesture Nav

Allen, Chris, Adam, part of Tor, Dan (taking the photo),
and Chet. All of them are also in the monitor, but backwards.
Oh, and note the gym sock being used to dampen noise
on the mic. High tech stuff, ADB.
In this episode, Chet and Tor talk with Chris Banes, Adam Cohen, Dan Sandler, and Allen Huang about Gesture Navigation.

Gesture Nav is an important UI behavior change in the Android 10 release that developers should handle and test. Chris has written Gesture Nav articles recently. This conversation goes further into the background and reasons for the change, as well as techniques for dealing with it.

Note: The audio in this episode, is not up to the usual quality bar. We had the choice between recording the conversation with a non-ideal setup or not doing it at all. We chose content over quality.


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Links:

Gesture Navigation: Going edge-to-edge (I)
Gesture Navigation: Handling visual overlaps (II)
Gesture Navigation: Handling gesture conflicts (III)
Gesture Navigation: Immersive Modes (IV)

Chris@chrisbanes
Dan@dsandler
Chet@chethaase
Tor@tornorbye
Romain@romainguy


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

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Episode 125: ADB Live at the Android Dev Summit

Chet, Tor, Romain, Cyril and Zarah, laughing at
something stupid funny that Chet said.
Amongst the many talks and announcements at the Android Dev Summit 2019 was a hidden gem: the first ever live episode of this podcast!

Chet, Romain and Tor took this opportunity to have a chat with Zarah Dominguez and Cyril Mottier. Both Zarah and Cyril work as Android app developers and are known for their presentations at various Android conferences.

We talked about modernizing large codebases, Kotlin, data binding, themes & styles, and many other things. Let's not spoil the podcast here.

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Links:

ADB Live on YouTube
Zarah@zarahjutz (blog)
Cyril@cyrilmottier (blog)
Chet@chethaase
Tor@tornorbye
Romain@romainguy


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

Monday, October 28, 2019

Episode 124: UX

Chet, Glen, Rod, and Tor. Il n'y a pas de Romain. 
In this episode, Chet and Tor talk with Rod Graves and Glen Murphy from the Android UX team.

We talked about various UX changes in Android over the years, as well as UI design in general. For example, Glen compared UX design to API design; trying to provide an interface for the users of your product that helps them build a mental model to better understand how everything fits and works together.

Favorite acronym: "WTFY"


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Links:

Rod: @rgraves
Glen: @gmurphy
Chet@chethaase
Tor@tornorbye
Romain@romainguy


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

Monday, October 21, 2019

Episode 123: Redacted






















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Links:
Best Practices for Unique Identifers

Chet@chethaase
Tor@tornorbye
Romain@romainguy


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

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Episode 122: Talk Talk

Chet and Romain,
featuring a complete lack of Tor.
In this episode, Chet and Romain talk about talking, speak about speaking, monologue monologuing. We have a conversation about various aspects of giving presentations.

Everyone has their own style and techniques, and there are no right answers for giving talks that audiences enjoy. But we all have opinions and techniques that work for us; here are some of ours.

We talk about making presentations more engaging, having co-speakers, picking topics, getting practice and experience, choosing events, and all kinds of other random stuff that came up in the conversation.

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Links:
Chet@chethaase
Tor@tornorbye
Romain@romainguy


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

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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Links:
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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Links:
Anna@annadgoldie
Chet@chethaase
Romain@romainguy


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