Issue #240

January 15th, 2017

Articles & Tutorials

link image   RxAndroid Tutorial (

Artem Kholodnyi implements a whole UI example using RxJava & RxAndroid.

Clean tests, Part 2: Comments (

Danny Preussler continues his series on clean tests, now analyzing if it makes sense to use given/when/then or arrange/act/assert comments in the code.

Android Dagger2: Critical things to know before you implement (

Janishar Ali studies when and how a dependency class is instantiated in Dagger 2. He also takes into account the scenarios that may produce unexpected results.

How “Effective Java” may have influenced the design of Kotlin (

Lukas Lechner discovers that many rules from Effective Java do not apply to Kotlin.

link image   Flutter II: Material Design (

In this second post about Flutter we are just about to see the easiness and the tools this framework provides to create Material Design based applications.

Your first blinking LED with Android Things (

Now that you know how to get started with Android Things from previous articles, it’s time for us to blink our first LED.

Android Studio Shortcuts (

A list of useful Android Studio shortcuts

Reactive apps with Model-View-Intent - Part 1 (

Hannes Dorfmann revisits the MVx implementations he's described in the past and shares updates based on what he's learned. This article focuses on the Model.

A guide to the care and feeding of new devs (

In November 2015 Amy Simmons interviewed junior web developers to find out how they could be better supported in the workplace. This website outlines her findings.

Testing SQLite on Android – Medium (

Łukasz Izmajłowicz shares some ideas about database & SQLite testing.

Bringing Your App’s Data To Every User’s Wrist With Android Wear (

Daniele Bonaldo shows how to make your app’s data available directly from a wearable watch face, allowing the user to access it at a glance.



link image   Reach more than 50k Android developers (

You have something Android developers would love to use for their daily business? Place a sponsored post in Android Weekly, advertise your product, service or company and reach more than 50000 Android developers right in their inbox.



link image   How To Communicate Hidden Gestures in Mobile App (

How to incorporate hidden gestures? There are number of visual interaction design techniques for making them known.


Libraries & Code

Desertplaceholder (

Animated placeholder in desert style

Android-SwitchIcon (

Google launcher-style implementation of switch (enable/disable) icon

SlidesCodeHighlighter (

A little web app that helps you copy+paste syntax-highlighted code into slide decks

GithubWidget (

Widget to show contributions, stars, followers, trending etc. from Github.



link image   Android Wear 2.0 Developer Preview 3 (

Play Store and More. Google has launched the third developer preview of Android Wear 2.0 with a big new addition: Google Play on Android Wear.

Android Studio 2.3 Beta 2 (

Android Studio 2.3 Beta 2 includes a several updates, bug fixes, and performance improvements.

SDK Tools Release Notes (

New SDK Tools, Revision 25.2.5 available


Videos & Podcasts

link image   Modern Android: Ditching Activities and Fragments (

How would you like a screen that doesn’t get destroyed on rotation, and a navigation that’s as simple as calling goTo(screen)? That’s what modern Android development should look like.

Talking Buck with Uber engineer Gautam Korlam (

Uber Engineer Gautam talks about the Uber Android app, the complexity in the architecture, the scaling challenges, the pain points Android developers faced working on such a massive app.

Talking Buck with Gautam Korlam (part 2) (

Part 2 of the Buck episode

A Chat with Andrey Breslav (

This first episode of Talking Kotlin introduces Andrey Breslav, team lead and father of Kotlin.

Firebase Android Dive (

Paul Trebilcox-Ruiz presented an intro to Firebase at the GDG Boulder meetup.



Downloads Have Launched! Learn How We Did It (

In the process of rapidly releasing Downloads, Netflix migrated to a new video codec, changed the DRM mechanism, iterated through UX designs with customers, integrated a new Android media player, and even released it with an A/B test. They're excited to talk about the challenges and opportunities that their Android team faced while building this well received experience. Attendance by RSVP only please.