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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Romain@romainguy
Chet@chethaase
Tor@tornorbye





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

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

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

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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