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.