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


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Monday, October 21, 2019

Episode 123: Redacted






















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Best Practices for Unique Identifers

Chet@chethaase
Tor@tornorbye
Romain@romainguy


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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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Blurry action shot from the recording session

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


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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


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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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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





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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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Links:
Chet@chethaase
Romain@romainguy
Tor@tornorbye



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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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Thursday, May 30, 2019

Episode 114: Pocket Casts Cast

Romain, Philip, Ben, Tor, and Chet
(listed in alphabetical order)
In this episode, Chet, Romain and Tor talk to Philip Simpson and Ben Trengrove from the cast of Pocket Casts. We talk about their app, coincidentally called "Pocket Casts," and how they implemented various features like Material, audio, and even how the company made a complicated weather app for a country where it's always sunny.
Oh, and we talked about some of the stuff happening at Google I/O 2019, because that's when we recorded this conversation.

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Friday, May 17, 2019

Episode 113: IO19

Tor, Romain and Chet
In this episode, Chet, Romain and Tor discuss the Android-related announcements at Google I/O this year -- Android Q, Jetpack Compose, Project Marble, etc.

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Friday, May 3, 2019

Episode 112: Cutting Corners with MDC

Tor, Mel, Chet, and Romain
(shown in alphabetical order)
In this episode, Chet, Tor, and Romain chat with Mel Goetz, an engineer on the Material team, about Material Design Components, the set of components for Android that implement Material Design.

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Episode 111: Emulator Snapshot

Romain, Frank and Tor in the Studio
In this episode, Romain and Tor chat with Frank from the Android Studio team. Frank works on the Android emulator and in this episode he explains the differences between a simulator and an emulator, how snapshots work, how does GPU support is implemented and much more.

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Friday, March 8, 2019

Episode 110: It's all about the Treble

Chet, Iliyan and Tor in the Studio
In this episode, Chet and Tor chat with Iliyan Malchev from Project Treble. We already covered this a year and a half ago back in episode 75, but this time we dig deeper and also cover the progress made since then. Tune in to learn about acronyms like HAL, HIDL, GSI, VTS, and more!

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Friday, February 22, 2019

Episode 109: Jazz Hands

Michael, Tor (not pictured), Romain (not pictured), and
Chet (not even present). Some podcasts are conversations.
Some are more like interrogations in a café.
In this episode, Tor and Chet Romain talked with Michael Wright from the Android Framework team. Michael works on input, display, power manager, and haptics, which are, by amazing coincidence, exactly what they talked about.

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Links:

Romain@romainguy
Chet@chethaase
Tor@tornorbye





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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Episode 108: Instant Re-run

Esteban, Romain, Chet, and Tor in the Android Studio.
Our guest-scheduling failed once again but we managed to find a guest at the very last minute!

In this episode Esteban de la Canal tells us everything about Apply Changes, a new feature in Android Studio 3.5 Canary destined to replace Instant Run. Why are we doing this and why is it better than Instant Run? Listen to this episode and come find out with us.

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Thursday, January 24, 2019

Episode 107: Dave Burke

Romain, Chet, Dave and Tor in the Android Studio.
In this episode, we talk to Dave Burke, VP of Engineering for Android. How are features chosen for the next version of the operating system? And what is Dave's favorite feature in Android P? Tune in to find out.

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Links:

Dave: @davey_burke
Romain@romainguy
Chet@chethaase
Tor@tornorbye

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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Episode 106: WorkManager & Navigation

Tor, Romain, Sumir, Ian, and Chet pose for a candid picture
far from the recording studio, when they finally realized 
they'd forgotten to take a picture in the studio earlier.
You'd think they'd have this process nailed by now, 
wouldn't you? I mean, 106 episodes; it's not like
it's new and all. Honestly, what level of professionalism
are we paying for here with this free service?
Romain and Chet talk with Sumir Kataria and Ian Lake about the latest developments in the new WorkManager and Navigation architecture components. WorkManager is now in beta and Navigation should be in beta Real Soon Now.

Alpha? Beta? Are these all Greek to you? We try to de-mystify this naming convention and talk about how we see development and release of architecture components in general.

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