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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Chet@chethaase
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.
Chet@chethaase
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.