Thursday, December 13, 2018

Episode 105: Telephony

Tor, Romain, Robert, and Chet.
Note the winter coat; the temperatures in California had
plummeted that week all the way down into the lower 60s (F).
Brrrr!
Tor, Romain, and Chet talk with Robert Greenwalt from the Android Telephony team about how the phone actually works. And text. And data. And SIM cards. And carrier networks.

It turns out that communication is kind of a important feature for phones

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Links:

Romain@romainguy
Tor@tornorbye
Chet@chethaase

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

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Episode 104: Android Dev Summit

Tor and Romain working hard in the studio while
Chet enjoyed the scenery in Monterey
Our guest-scheduling failed a second time in a row, but on the heels of the Android Dev Summit we had a lot to talk about!

Chet was traveling, so it's just Romain and Tor this time. We sincerely apologize for the lack of puns in this episode!

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Links:
Romain@romainguy
Tor@tornorbye
Chet@chethaase

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

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Episode 103: Tor, Romain, and Chet Talk about Stuff

Tor, Romain, and Chet, caught in a totally
candid and unexpected photo while working
hard in the recording studio.
Tor and Romain and Chet completely failed to get a guest for this show. But fortunately, there was a bunch of stuff happening that they talked about instead. KotlinConf, GDG DevFest Ukraine, Droidcon UK, garbage collection,  tech talks, comedy talks, Android Studio releases, new Pixel phones, photography, selfies, and more. We should have a guest-fail more often!

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Links:
Romain@romainguy
Tor@tornorbye
Chet@chethaase

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

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Episode 102: ML All the Things!

In this episode, Chet and Tor Romain Guy talk with Ben Murdoch and Matej Pfajfar from the Android ML team to talk about... ML! We talk about ML Kit, Adaptive Battery in Android 9 Pie, TensorFlow Lite, building and using ML models, and machine learning in general.

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Links:
Ben: @ksasq
Matej: Matej's profile
Romain@romainguy
Tor@tornorbye
Chet@chethaase

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

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Episode 101: Prefetch and Paging

In this episode, Chet and Tor Yigit Boyar talk again with Chris Craik from the Android Toolkit team about RecyclerView prefetch and the new Paging library.

This is Part 2 of a much longer conversation that started in Episode 100, in which Chris talked about Android's UI hardware renderer. We created this second episode from that single, larger conversation because the topics are very different and because we just talked too darned long to stuff it all into a single episode.

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Links:
Chris@chris_craik
Yigit@yigitboyar
Tor@tornorbye
Chet@chethaase

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

Monday, October 22, 2018

Episode 100: Android Rendering

In this episode, Chet and Tor Yigit Boyar talk with Chris Craik from the Android Toolkit team about graphics and the evolution of the UI renderer on Android.

By the way, THIS IS EPISODE 100, PEOPLE! WE MADE IT! AND THEY HAVEN'T EVEN CANCELED US YET! Sure, it's because the people that could and would cancel us don't know we exist, but I still think it's an important milestone to still be here, still recording, still posting, and still talking about random Android development stuff.

In the studio, we had a massive celebration for this amazing achievement, which consisted of recording the conversation and then returning to the office.

(This is actually part 1 of a 2-part episode; we talked so much about rendering that we made the first part into its own episode. We will carry on into non-rendering topics in the next Chris-filled episode.)

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Links:
Chris@chris_craik
Yigit@yigitboyar
Tor@tornorbye
Chet@chethaase

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

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Episode 99: Accessibility Time

Chet, Phil, Tor, and
Phil's topical t-shirt
In this episode, Chet and Tor talk with Phil Weaver about accessibility on Android. We talk about accessibility services, TalkBack, Switch Access, testing, and general approaches for developers to make applications that are accessible.
Oh, and we talk about "onClick bait" too.

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Links:

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

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