Issue #226

October 9th, 2016

Articles & Tutorials

link image   A/B Test your App using Firebase Remote Config (

Rebecca Franks demonstrates how to use Firebase Remote Config for A/B testing in your apps.

link image   Android animations powered by RxJava (

Animating objects in Android is seemingly easy. Add RxJava to the mix and you have a very powerful tool for chaining animations with other animations, random actions, etc.

Android Architecture Patterns Part 2: MVP (

Florina Muntenescu & Erik Hellman worked together on the MVP & RxJava sample. Here's a look at how they applied good architecture patterns and the pros and cons of their approach.

proguardFiles: A Cautionary Tale (

Stuart Kent shares a potential problem that might be overlooked when reusing Gradle builtType initializations.

link image   Improve Your Android Programming Skills (

Sharpen your skills in a seven-day bootcamp at the Ranch. After a quick two-day review of Java, we'll continue with five fast-paced days of intensive Android training that will cover Intents, Activities, Views and more.

RxJava meets Android Data Binding (

Radosław Piekarz shows how to blend RxJava with Android's Data Binding.

Mocking Kotlin with Mockito (

Hadi Hariri demonstrates how to use Mockito 2 to easily mock Kotlin classes, which are final by default.

link image   Buddybuild: continuous integration & delivery made easy! (

Buddybuild is a mobile continuous integration and deployment platform that takes minutes to set-up. Our SDK makes it super easy to get feedback and crash reports from users in real-time. Focus on what you do best: creating apps people love!

Droidcon NYC 2016 - Victor Nascimento (

Victor Nascimento describes his experience at Droidcon NYC this year.

Droidcon NYC 2016 - Florina Muntenescu (

Florina Muntenescu shares her experience at Droidcon NYC 2016.

Android Gradle configurations (

Almost all Gradle projects (including all Gradle-based Android projects) uses some configurations. What does configuration mean in Gradle?

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Libraries & Code

android-data-binding-rxjava (

Simple demo which demonstrates how to wrap Android DataBinding ObservableField into RxJava's Observable.

AnimatorDurationTile (

A quick settings tile to quickly set the animator duration scale.

DateTimeSeer (

A date/time picker that understands english input.

A list of all Android permissions (

We don't know the reason why it's out there - but here is a list of all Android permissions.



link image   What's new in Mockito 2 (

Mockito 2 demands even cleaner tests: remove unnecessary stubs, detect incorrect code with improved argument matchers, use Java 8 answers, and more.

Kotlin 1.0.5 EAP (

jetBrains announces the first EAP build for Kotlin 1.0.5.

What's next for android-apt? (

android-apt will no longer be developed by Hugo Visser since the functionality has been integrated into the Android build Gradle Plugin.


Videos & Podcasts

link image   Background Optimizations (

Android 7.0 Nougat contains a number of optimizations around background processing, intending to limit the amount of memory thrashing caused when many apps listen for the same implicit broadcast via manifest registered receivers.

Android Dialogs: Antonio Zugaldia (

While at DevFest DC, Huyen chats with Antonio Zugaldia, DC Android Meetup organizer and Android engineer for Mapbox, about the DC Android Meetup and Mapbox!

The Developer Show 043 (

The Developer Show is where you can stay up to date on all the latest Google Developer news, straight from the experts.



link image   AnDevCon, Nov. 29-01 San Francisco (

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