Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Episode 157: Audio feedback

What does a podcast look like? We don't know,
so here's a picture of the podcast's website
We want to hear from you! In this episode,
Tor, Romain, and Chet talk about what they could do — or not do —to improve Android Developers Backstage.

Please check our survey and let us know how you would like to see this podcast evolve. We recommend you first listen to the podcast to get the full context for some of the questions in the survey.

Subscribe to the podcast feed or download the audio file directly.

Chet@chethaase
Romain@romainguy
Tor@tornorbye



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

Friday, February 19, 2021

Episode 156: Android Runtime Classic (Dalvik)


It's history time! Or even [pre-]ART History time!
We didn't take a picture this time.
Please imagine what we looked like.

This time, Tor, Romain, and Chet were joined by Dan Bornstein, one of the early members of the Android team. Dan joined in 2005 to create a runtime for Android, which became Dalvik.

We talked about some of the early placeholder VMs used while Dalvik was coming online, some of the design decisions for Dalvik (like its register-based vs. stack-based implementation), and nice techy details about runtimes, garbage collectors, and optimizations.

Subscribe to the podcast feed or download the audio file directly.


Chet@chethaase
Romain@romainguy
Tor@tornorbye
Dan: @danfuzz


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

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Episode 155: WindowManagerManagers



Top row: Chet, Romain, Rob.
Bottom row: Wale, Tor.
In this episode, we chat with Wale Ogunwale and Rob Carr from the Android Framework team about the Window Manager.

Tune in to learn about the evolution of the window manager, the distinction between System UI and the window manager, implementation challenges and recent architectural changes.

Subscribe to the podcast feed or download the audio
file
 directly.


Chet@chethaase
Romain@romainguy
Tor@tornorbye

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