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Mobile-logo-1 Mobile-logo-2 #267
July 23rd, 2017

Articles & Tutorials

 
link image   How I stay productive working remotely (engineering.helpscout.com)

David González get's to work remotely. Here's how he makes it work.

 
Shut the HAL Up (android-developers.googleblog.com)

Updates are essential for security, but they can be difficult and expensive for device manufacturers. Project Treble is making updates easier by separating the underlying vendor implementation from the core Android framework.

 
Creating multiple constructors for Data classes in Kotlin (proandroiddev.com)

In this blog post by Moyinoluwa Adeyemi you'll learn how to create multiple contructors for Kotlins immutable data classes.

 
RxRedux (medium.com)

This is an introduction to RxRedux, a library that manages state for your Activities, Fragments & views easily. Be sure to checkout out the code in the "Libraries & Code" section.

 
Architecture Components: ViewModel (blog.stylingandroid.com)

In this article, Mark Allison takes a look at the ViewModel from the new Architecture Components.

 
link image   Marinator: Delicious Dependency Injection (bytes.blueapron.com)

Using Dagger doesn’t fully solve all problems around unit testing. That’s why this article announces the release of Marinator, a library for streamlining the use of dependency injection.

 
Embracing Java 8 language features (jeroenmols.com)

Finally, Android Studio 3.0 brings (backported!) support for most Java 8 features. Jeroen Mols shows how those work and why you should upgrade.

 
Android O: Phone Number Verification With SMS Tokens (code.tutsplus.com)

In this tutorial, Chike Mgbemena shows how to generate an app-specific token that will fire up a pending intent when the device first receives a message containing that token so as to verify the phone number. 

 
I am the reason for Hungarian notation in Android (beust.com)

Cédric Beust admits to introducing a form of Hungarian notation to the Android codebase.

 
A Massive Guide to Building a RESTful API for Your Mobile App (savvyapps.com)

Matt Tea shares this guide to outline the best practices for building out APIs, web services, and databases for mobile apps and mobile clients.

 
ViewModels: Persistence, onSaveInstanceState(), Restoring UI State and Loaders (medium.com)

Lyla Fujiwara answers some questions about ViewModels from the Android Architecture classes, including "Are ViewModels a replacement for Loaders?"

 
My 360|AnDev Review 2017 (collectiveidea.com)

If you haven’t gotten a chance to attend 360|AnDev yet, you need to change that. Victoria Gonda shares some of the great sessions you may have missed.

 
Kotlin for grumpy Java developers (medium.com)

Sha Sha Chu guides you, Grumpy Java Developer, through your first lines of Kotlin.

 
Powerful Android ORM: greenDAO 3 Tutorial (mindorks.com)

After all the Room ORM tutorials lately the crew from Mindorks has released a post that explains how to use the greenDAO 3 ORM. We have used this library in several projects and it's really nice - besides it handles relations very well.

 
RecyclerView in MVP  -  Passive view’s approach (medium.com)

In this post by Andrzej Chmielewski you'll learn how the RecyclerView fits in the MVP architecture. You'll learn how to delegate all the view logic to a presenter.

 
Reproducible history on Android (medium.com)

In this article Vasilis Charalampakis explains how you realise a state management where you can implement undo and redo in a reproducible way.

 

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link image   Buddybuild - a mobile-focused CI & CD that "just works" (www.buddybuild.com)

Buddybuild is a CI, CD and user feedback platform built specifically for iOS and Android developers. Thousands of companies, like Slack, Meetup and Mozilla trust buddybuild with their mobile development because it allows them to focus on what's important - building apps users love. Sign up today

 
link image   PhotoEditor SDK 4.0 for Android (www.photoeditorsdk.com)

The PhotoEditor SDK 4.0 for Android was released a few weeks ago, it is 40% smaller, uses 50% less memory and is an astounding 200% faster. The new blazing fast OpenGL preview renderer boosts performance and speed to skyrocketing levels and the new event system enables you to track and analyse your user's actions. Start today and enhance your app with a fully customizable photo editor with a multitude of features and styles.

 

Jobs

 
Android Developer (New York, NY)

You will leverage contemporary tools to build & improve features in our fully native Android apps, as well as help conceive & create new apps. On cross-functional teams, you will build engaging user-facing features by contributing your expertise, writing code, & making key architectural discussions.

 
Senior Android Engineer (Athens)

Are you a Senior Android Engineer who has excellent problem solving skills and loves technical challenges? If yes, then jump into our Beat team and build with us an amazing product with international reach!

 
Lead Android Developer (m/f), Freeletics GmbH (Munich, Germany)

As a Lead Android Developer you grow, lead and mentor a team of passionate developers, drive knowledge-sharing and foster a collaborative environment. You strive for clean, well-documented code and feel responsible for driving improvements to overall product quality? Apply now!

 

Libraries & Code

 
marinator (github.com)

Dependency Injection made delicious

 
FileListerDialog (github.com)

A simple file/ directory picker dialog for Android.

 
billing-android (github.com)

RxJava wrapper for Android Play Billing Library.

 
RxRedux (github.com)

A library that manages state using RxJava 2.

 

Videos & Podcasts

 
link image   Android Snacks (androidsnacks.wordpress.com)

A new weekly podcast with the latest & greatest Android dev news.

 
Android Studio Is Wicked Pissah (news.realm.io)

Mark Scheel talks about how Android Studio is Wicked Pissah (slang in Boston for meaning awesome).

 
Intro to Android Architecture Components (Episode 6) (www.youtube.com)

Need to understand the basic guidelines for writing Android apps and save yourself from writing a bunch of boring boilerplate code? Join these Google Developer Experts, as they take you through the new Android Architecture Components.

 
Building Postmates' Realtime Tracking on Android (news.realm.io)

Torrey Atcitty and Michael Soares present an approach to obtaining user location data and sending back real-time updates at every step of the way including the challenges of supporting various scenarios where a device is not connected to a power source throughout the duration of a job.

 
Toothpick: A New Approach to Dependency Injection on Android (news.realm.io)

Do you find RoboGuice simple but slow? Do you think Dagger 1 & 2 are fast but complex and bloated? Toothpick is the best of both worlds! It's is a scope tree based, runtime but reflection free implementation of JSR 330.

 

Events

 
Chiu-Ki Chan confirmed for droidcon Berlin keynote! (droidcon.de)

Chiu-Ki was a software engineer at Google and now runs her own mobile development company based in Colorado, US. In her keynote she will elaborate on the question of expertise and share her tips on how to build up competence.

 

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