Issue #219

August 21st, 2016

Articles & Tutorials

link image   Android: Bottom sheet (

Emrullah Lüleci demonstrates how easy it is to add the new Material style bottom sheets to your apps.

DI 101 — Part 1 (

Roberto Orgiu introduces the dependency injection pattern and how to implement it using Dagger.

Android Security: Welcome To Shell (Permissions) (

Does a shell started from an application have the same permissions as a shell started via adb? Dorian Cussen answers the question!

link image   Lessons from converting an app to 100% Kotlin (

Here are some big wins for switching to Kotlin from Java + well known libraries.

Rewriting Android Priority JobQueue – Lessons Learned (

Earlier this year Yigit Boyar decided to rewrite the internals of the Android Priority JobQueue, which is a task queue he wrote at Path to provide a decent offline experience in the app.

Trello Android Schema Upgrades (

Dan Lew shares a technique for SQLite schema updates in the Trello app.

Animating the text↔dots transition on password field (

New password visibility toggle on TextInputLayout is great, but Nick Butcher decided both the button and the text transition should be animated!

Introducing Android code style guidelines at Buffer (

Joe Birch shares the new code style for the Android App at Buffer.

Building UserScope with Dagger 2 (

Miroslaw Stanek goes through all scenarios to try and implement production ready UserScope in Dagger.

Using Java 8 Lambda expressions in Android (

Lambda Expressions are one of the most important features added to Java 8. Here's Mayowa Adegeye's take on how they're enabled for Android development.

Developing for Android Wear — A Noob’s perspective (

Moyinoluwa Adeyemi shares a beginner's introduction to writing apps for Android Wear.

Remote config with Firebase (

Segun Famisa shows how to implement Firebase's Remote config, which allows you to update your app without necessarily deploying a new version.



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Updates in Material design guidelines (

The August 2016 release of the material design spec includes several new sections, and a couple updated ones.



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Libraries & Code

Auto-value-firebase (

AutoValue extension for creating Firebase Database objects

Icicle (

An annotation based tool for saving and restoring instance states

ReadMoreTextView (

A Custom TextView with trim text

Android-priority-jobqueue (

A Job Queue specifically written for Android to easily schedule jobs (tasks) that run in the background, improving UX and application stability.



Support Library Revision History (

Lots of updates in Android Support Library 24.2.0, including the v4 Support Library split into several smaller modules.


Videos & Podcasts

link image   Innovating on material design (

In this video we take a look at what the material design principles are, and some example apps that innovate on those principles to create great experiences.

Junit4 tricks with Parameterized Enclosing tests (

In this mini fragment Kaushik talks about some cool Junit 4 tricks using Parameterize, Enclosing test runners.

Espresso Idling Resource - An Introduction (

To understand how Espresso idling resources work, Chiu-Ki Chan will step through the basic Espresso idle loop and show how to enhance that with a custom idling resource.

Android Dialogs: Florina Muntenescu (

While in Berlin for Droidcon Berlin, Huyen has a chat with Florina Muntenescu, Android developer of upday, to learn about the MVVM architecture

Android Dialogs: Jeroen Mols (

While in Berlin for Droidcon, Huyen catches up with Jeroen Mols, Android developer for Philips, and ask him all about connected devices.



How I Got to be an Android Dev And What I Learned From It (

Zarah Dominguez shares her experience of becoming an Android developer.



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