Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Episode 152: Image Loading with Coil

Chet, Colin, Romain, and Tor
This week, Tor, Romain and Chet are joined by a special guest: Colin White from Instacart.

Colin is the author of Coil, a popular image loading library backed by Kotlin and Kotlin Coroutines. In this episode, Colin explains what Coil is, how and why it was created, etc.



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Links:


Colin: @colinwhi
Chet@chethaase
Romain@romainguy
Tor@tornorbye


Thanks to continued tolerance and support by our audio engineer, Dustin Elm.

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Episode 151: Paging3

Chet, Dustin, Chris, and Romain.
(Tor not pictured. Because he wasn't there)
Romain and Chet talked with Dustin Lam and Chris Craik from the Toolkit team about Paging3.

Paging3 (currently in alpha) is a complete rewrite of (wait for it...) Paging2, using Kotlin, coroutines, and Flow for optimal implementation and APIs. (But note that there are also APIs for developers using the Java programming language and/or RxJava, so take your pick). We talk about Paging, the asynchronous work that made coroutines an obvious choice for the implementation, recent and future features, and API design in general.


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Links:


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


Thanks to continued tolerance and support by our audio engineer, Dustin Elm.

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Episode 150: Aaptly Named

Top row: Tor and Romain
Bottom row: Ryan and Chet
In this episode, Chet, Romain and Tor talk with Ryan Mitchell from the Android Framework Team.

We cover the Android resources in general and the aapt2 tool in particular.

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Chet@chethaase
Romain@romainguy
Tor@tornorbye


Thanks to continued tolerance and support by our audio engineer, Dustin Elm.

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Episode 149: ADB over WiFi on ADB

Top row: Chet, Joshua and Romain.
Bottom row: Renaud and Tor
In this episode, Chet, Romain and Tor talk with Renaud Paquay and Joshua Duong from the Android Studio and Android Emulator teams.

We cover the new ADB over WiFi feature in Android 11, and the Android Studio support for pairing and connecting.

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Links

Renaud/u/adt_renaud
Joshua/u/joshuaduong
Chet@chethaase
Romain@romainguy
Tor@tornorbye


Thanks to continued tolerance and support by our audio engineer, Dustin Elm.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

ADB 148: [Constraint|Motion][Layout|Editor]

Sean McQuillan and I talked with Nicolas Roard and John Hoford about MotionEditor, which went stable recently in Android Studio 4.0. But as long as we were talking about that tool, we also talked extensively about MotionLayout in general as well as ConstraintLayout, new features like Flow, the difficulties of animating text properties, and  more.

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Links

MotionTags screencast series

Nicolas: @camaelon
Chet@chethaase
Tor@tornorbye
Romain@romainguy


Thanks to continued tolerance and support by our audio engineer, Dustin Elm.

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Episode 147: Jetpack Compose Alpha

The real star of the show: Jetpack Compose
This week, after a long series of developer previews, we are celebrating the release of Jetpack Compose alpha. In this episode, Clara Bayarri, Matvei Malkov, and Anna-Chiara Bellini are joining Chet and Romain to talk about this milestone. You will learn more about what does the alpha mean to the team, where did Compose come from, how the team approaches API design, some of the challenges behind building a new UI toolkit, and much more.

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Links


Chet@chethaase
Tor@tornorbye
Romain@romainguy


Thanks to continued tolerance and support by our audio engineer, Dustin Elm.

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Episode 146: The Game Changer

Dan (played by an icon), Greg, and
a tiny Romain in the upper right
This time, Romain was hosting all on his own for this conversation about game technology with Greg Hartrell, product manager for games on Play/Android, and Dan Galpin, developer advocate for games on Android. They talked about recent developments and offerings for game developers, including the Android development plugin for Visual Studio, other specialized tools for game developers, and new offerings from the team like Android Asset Delivery and Android App Bundle for distribution.

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Links


Greg: @ghartrell
Dan: @dagalpin
Chet@chethaase
Tor@tornorbye
Romain@romainguy


Thanks to continued tolerance and support by our audio engineer, Dustin Elm.

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Episode 145: Grab that Dagger by the Hilt

Eric, Dany, and Romain. Chet not represented to hide the
confused look he had on his face during the entire recording.
We're injecting dependencies! In this episode, Chet and Romain are joined by Daniel Santiago from Jetpack, and Eric Chang from Dagger to talk about Hilt. Hilt builds on Dagger for form Android's new recommended way to perform dependency injection. And it's also a great opportunity for Chet and Romain to display their lack of knowledge in that space.

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Links

Dagger.dev
Hilt on dagger.dev
Introduction to Hilt by Dany
Dependency injection on Android

Chet@chethaase
Tor@tornorbye
Romain@romainguy


Thanks to continued tolerance and support by our audio engineer, Dustin Elm.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Episode 144: Compilers

Mads, Chet and Tor
In this episode, Chet and Tor talk with Mads Ager from the Android Studio compilers team. We cover a number of subjects, from r8 and d8 optimizations and resource shrinking to work on the Kotlin compiler front- and back-end, as well as the new Kotlin symbol processor.

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Links


Mads@madsager
Chet@chethaase
Tor@tornorbye
Romain@romainguy


Thanks to continued tolerance and support by our audio engineer, Dustin Elm.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Episode 143: Shhhh! Private!

Tor, Romain, Sara, Philip, and a little tiny Chet top-right

In this episode, Tor, Chet, and Romain talk with Sara N-Marandi and Philip Moltmann from the Android framework team about some of the new permissions changes in Android 11. We talk about why these changes were made, how to use them correctly in your code, and how things actually work on the inside.

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Links


Chet@chethaase
Tor@tornorbye
Romain@romainguy


Thanks to continued tolerance and support by our audio engineer, Dustin Elm.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Episode 142: Machine Learning Learning


Hoi and Matej in the top row, Chet and Tor below
In this episode, Chet and Tor talk with Hoi Lam and Matej Pfajfar about machine learning on Android. Tune in to learn about ML Kit, TensorFlow Lite, transfer learning, federated learning, ML model binding, the Android Neural Networks API, and more!

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Links


Hoi: @hoitab
Chet@chethaase
Tor@tornorbye
Romain@romainguy


Thanks to continued tolerance and support by our audio engineer, Dustin Elm.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Episode 141: Discussing Conversations

Romain, Tor's large head and bad framing, Chet's
little tiny picture top-right, Julia, and Stefan
It's all about people! In this episode, Tor, Chet and Romain are joined by Julia  Reynolds and Stefan Franks from the System UI team to have a discussion about conversations. We also converse about things unrelated to conversations.

Starting with Android 11, conversation notifications now appear in a dedicated space at the top of the notifications shade. These notifications come with specific actions like opening a bubble or setting a reminder. Tune in to learn more about this new people-forward design.

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Links

Android 11 Beta
Notifications

Chet@chethaase
Tor@tornorbye
Romain@romainguy


Thanks to continued tolerance and support by our audio engineer, Dustin Elm.

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Episode 140: Bubbles!

Artur, Chet, Mady, Romain and Tor
In this episode, Romain, Chet and Tor talked with Mady Melor  and Artur Tsurkan from the System UI team about... Bubbles!

Bubbles let users easily multi-task from anywhere on their device, and facilitates real-time communication using a chat application.

Tune in to learn more about this new API in Android 11!


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Links

https://developer.android.com/guide/topics/ui/bubbles

Chet@chethaase
Tor@tornorbye
Romain@romainguy


Thanks to continued tolerance and support by our audio engineer, Dustin Elm.

Monday, May 18, 2020

Episode 139: AndroidX. Jetpack. AndroidX. Jetpack. Whatever.

Romain, Chet, Alan, Nick, and a little tiny Tor
in the upper-right corner
In this episode, Romain, Chet and Tor talked with Nick Anthony and Alan Viverette from the AndroidX team about... AndroidX. And Jetpack. And androidx. (Spoiler alert: androidx is the set of libraries. Jetpack is that... plus opinionated guidance. AndroidX is the name of the team that ships this stuff).

We also talked about the release cadence (currently every two weeks, up from every-several-months a couple of years ago), the standards for release naming/versioning, API standards, and everything else in the world of AndroidX infrastructure and release.



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Links

AndroidX releases

Alan: /u/alanviverette
Chet@chethaase
Tor@tornorbye
Romain@romainguy


Thanks to continued tolerance and support by our audio engineer, Dustin Elm.

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Episode 138: Animated IME — Oh, my!

Chet, Romain, Jorim, Adrian and Taran. Oh and Tor hiding the upper  right.
In this episode, Tor, Chet and Romain are joined by Jorim, Adrian and Taran from the Window Manager team. We discussed newly announced capabilities of the IME (Input Method Editor) in Android  11. These new APIs allow applications to react in real-time to IME animations and thus provide a more polished and seamless user experience. It also happens to be the answer to one of your most requested features: knowing when the on-screen keyboard is showing.

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Tor@tornorbye
Romain@romainguy


Thanks to continued tolerance and support by our audio engineer, Dustin Elm.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Episode 137: Accessibility

Chet, Qasid, Romain, Sally, Tor, and a very mysterious
guest in a very dark room in the lower-right.
In this episode, Romain, Chet and Tor talked (remotely!) with Sally Yuen and Qasid Sadiq from the Accessibility team. We discussed the kinds of tools and facilities that their team provides, and how developers can (and should!) make their applications more accessible. We talked about Accessibility Services, Talkback, Accessibility Scanner, organizational complexities of accessibility efforts, and more.

Pro tip: Avoid creating custom widgets by using the built-in widgets in the platform to inherit accessibility functionality for free.

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Links

Build more accessible apps: Guide with videos and links to more resources.
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Tor@tornorbye
Romain@romainguy


Thanks to continued tolerance and support by our audio engineer, Dustin Elm.

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Episode 136: Remoting

Tor, Chet, and Romain, remembering the way things used
to be, back when there was a recording studio instead of
closets 
at home.
In this episode, Romain, Chet and Tor chat with zero guests about the current work-from-home reality, and about adjustments we've all made as we change the way we work.

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Chet@chethaase
Tor@tornorbye
Romain@romainguy


Thanks to continued tolerance and support by our audio engineer, Dustin Elm.

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Episode 135: Audio Podcast

Tor, Don, Chet, and Phil, on a video conference on Tor's
machine. VCs are critical to mitigating (but not actually
solving) latency issues with remote podcasts.
In this first ever full-remote episode, Tor and Chet discuss audio programming with Don Turner from the Android DevRel team, and Phil Burk from the Android Audio Framework team. They chat about Oboe, low-latency audio, audio performance in general, etc. And because Don and Phil know everything about audio, more time was spent before the recording discussing how to properly record the episode than was spent actually recording the episode.

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If you enjoyed this episode you might also be interested in episode 39, about MIDI audio with Phil Burk.
Phil: @philburk
Don: @donturner
Chet@chethaase
Tor@tornorbye
Romain@romainguy


Thanks to continued tolerance and support by our audio engineer, Dustin Elm.

Friday, March 20, 2020

Episode 134: All Work No Play

Rahul (Work), Sumir (Manager), and Chet
In this episode, Chet talks with Sumir Kataria and Rahul Ravikumar from the Android Toolkit team about Work Manager! Tune in to learn about work manager, an AndroidX library for deferrable background work, and recent changes such as on demand initialization, new lint checks, and more!

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Relevant Talks:

Releases & Bugs:

Sumir: @SumirKodes
Rahul: @tikurahul
Chet@chethaase
Tor@tornorbye
Romain@romainguy


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

Friday, March 6, 2020

Episode 133: Power Play

Kweku, Makoto, Amith, Chet, Romain, and Tor
In this episode, Chet talked with Amith Yamasani, Makoto Onuki, and Kweku Adams from the framework team about power management. We waxed poetic about the heuristics the system uses to kill tasks, doze mode and how the system tries to save battery, TrimMemory requests, JobScheduler (the underlying platform facility used by WorkManager), AppStandby buckets, and more.

Favorite word: OOMAdjust (Out of Memory Adjustment, but I far prefer the abbreviation)

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Links:
Chet@chethaase
Tor@tornorbye
Romain@romainguy


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

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Episode 132: Storing data with Store

Mike, Romain, Yigit, and Chet
In this episode, Chet and Romain talk with Yigit Boyar, from the Jetpack team, and Mike Nakhimovich from Dropbox. Mike and Yigit have been working on an Open Source library called Store. Store helps with the fetching, caching, storing and sharing of data in your application. Both Yigit and Mike used this opportunity to teach Chet and Romain about the repository pattern, how Store works, what makes building a library like Store challenging and much more.

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Links:
Mike@friendlymikhail
Yigit@ yigitboyar
Chet@chethaase
Tor@tornorbye
Romain@romainguy


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

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Episode 131: Jetpack Compose and Declarative UIs

Adam, Romain, Tor, and Chet, on location
in the fancy and totally upscale ADB recording studio
In this episode, Tor, Romain, and Chet talk with Adam Powell from the UI Toolkit team about Jetpack Compose. The conversation meandered into declarative programming, reacting to state changes, data flowing through an application, and Kotlin domain-specific languages.

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Links:

Adam@adampwp
Chet@chethaase
Tor@tornorbye
Romain@romainguy


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

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Episode 130: First Law of Motion...Layout

Tor, Nicolas, John, Romain and Chet in the Android Studio
In this episode, Tor, Romain and Chet chit chat with Nicolas Roard and John Hoford from the Android Studio team about Motion Layout -- and ConstraintLayout and visual editing in the IDE.

In the recording session they also promised to release ConstraintLayout 2.0 beta 4 before the podcast was released. And they achieved that: https://androidstudio.googleblog.com/2019/12/constraintlayout-200-beta-4.html.

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Links:

Nicolas@camaelon
John@johnhoford
Chet@chethaase
Tor@tornorbye
Romain@romainguy


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