Friday, June 1, 2018

Episode 93: WorkManager

Tor, Sumir, Tor, Chet, a spiral notebook (blank), and Tor
In this episode, Chet and Tor talk with Sumir Kataria about the new WorkManager library that was announced at Google I/O (and released in early form). WorkManager makes it easier to schedule asynchronous work at a more appropriate time using a fluent, chainable API. Think of it as JobScheduler (in fact it uses JobScheduler internally when present), but handling situations and devices that don't have a recent enough version of the OS to have the JobScheduler API available.
Go get WorkManager and try it out - we'd love to get feedback on it as we iterate toward 1.0.

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Links:
I/O Video: Easy background processing with WorkManager
Article: Schedule tasks with WorkManager
Reference docs
Codelab

Sumir: @SumirKodes
Torgoogle.com/+TorNorbye@tornorbye
Chetgoogle.com/+ChetHaase@chethaase

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

Friday, May 18, 2018

Episode 92: Navigation Controller

Tor, Chet, Joe, and Ian (in reverse order)
In this episode, Chet and Tor talk with Ian Lake and Joe Baker-Malone about the new Navigation Architecture Component and Navigation Editor, which were recently released in alpha form. This new architecture component makes it easier for developers to control and implement the flow through their application's screens.

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Links:
I/O Video: Manage UI Navigation with Navigation Controller
I/O Video: How to Smartly Use Fragments in Your UI 
Article(s): The Navigation Architecture Component

Ian: google.com/+IanLake@ianhlake
Torgoogle.com/+TorNorbye@tornorbye
Chetgoogle.com/+ChetHaase@chethaase

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

Friday, May 11, 2018

Episode 91: KTX

Chet, Romain, Jake, and Tor
In this episode, Chet, Romain and Tor talk with Jake Wharton about Android KTX, a set of Kotlin extensions for Android development.

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Links:
GitHub repository for android-ktx
Jake's talk at Google I/O




Jakegoogle.com/+JakeWharton@JakeWharton
Chetgoogle.com/+ChetHaase@chethaase
Romaingoogle.com/+RomainGuy@romainguy

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

Friday, May 4, 2018

Episode 90: Spanspanspanspan

Florina, Chet, and Clara
(Chet is the one sporting the highly-collectible and terribly
elegant Android Toolkitty team swag jacket)
In this episode, Chet and Tor talk with Florina Muntenescu from Android developer relations and Clara Bayarri from the Android Toolkit team about text. The conversation spans spanning, spannables, spans, and of course spans, but also dives into some of the new text features in the P preview release, like pre-computed text measurement, magnifer, smarter Linkify, and baseline-alignment attributes.

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Links:
Spantastic text styling
Underspanding spans
Android P Developer Preview
Best practices for text on Android

Florina: @FMuntenescu
Torgoogle.com/+TorNorbye@tornorbye
Chetgoogle.com/+ChetHaase@chethaase

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

Friday, April 13, 2018

Episode 89: Upon Reflection

Chet, Brian and Tor issuing a green screen challenge
In this episode, Chet and Tor talk with Brian Carlstrom from the ART team about the new restrictions on non-SDK interfaces in Android P.

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Links:
Restrictions on non-SDK Interfaces

Brianhttps://carlstrom.com/
Torgoogle.com/+TorNorbye@tornorbye
Chetgoogle.com/+ChetHaase@chethaase

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

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Episode 88: Autofill

Chet, Felipe and Tor
In this episode, Chet and Tor talk with Felipe Leme from the Android Framework team about
Autofill, a framework in Android 8.0 and later which provides assistance with completing forms such as passwords and credit card numbers.

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Links:
Main page: https://developer.android.com/guide/topics/text/autofill.html
Sample project: https://github.com/googlesamples/android-AutofillFramework
IO presentation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZxwTiMH0FM
Droidcon presentation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hork6AsaLAc

Felipe: google.com/+FelipeLeme, @felipeal
Torgoogle.com/+TorNorbye@tornorbye
Chetgoogle.com/+ChetHaase@chethaase

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

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Episode 87: ARrrrrrrr

Dushan, Romain, Chet, and Tor
position themselves in correct
order for the caption to make sense
In this episode, Romain, Chet, and Tor talk with Dushan Leska from the Daydream team, which works on immersive computing. His team is currently focused on AR Core, which makes Augmented Reality happen for Android. We talk about AR, VR, probably other Rs, and lots about graphics and performance.

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Links:
Daydream developer site

Romaingoogle.com/+RomainGuy@romainguy
Torgoogle.com/+TorNorbye@tornorbye
Chetgoogle.com/+ChetHaase@chethaase

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

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Episode 86: It's gr8!

Tor, Chet, and Jeffrey admire the
pristine beauty of the recording studio
In this episode, Chet and Tor talk with Jeffrey van Gogh from the Tools team. Jeffrey works on R8 and D8. D8 (available in Android Studio 3.0, but off by default) is the replacement for DX, which converts your java byte code to dalvik byte code. R8 (not available yet) is an optimizing compiler, which does the same as D8, but with lots of optimizations along the way. We talk about performance, faster builds, new language features on older releases, kotlin, compiler stuff, and video games.

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Links:
D8 Preview article
R8 project on googlesource.com

Jeffrey@jvgogh
Torgoogle.com/+TorNorbye@tornorbye
Chetgoogle.com/+ChetHaase@chethaase

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