Issue #243

February 5th, 2017

Articles & Tutorials

link image   Constraint Layout Animations (

A look at Constraint layouts and applying animations.

Android Testing with Kotlin (

Fernando Cejas helps you get into the pragmatic Kotlin language by carefully introducing it into your unit & UI tests.

Practical challenges for RxJava learners (

Sergii Zhuk introduces an RxJava coding challenge to help learn some of the intricacies of Rx programming.

Coordinators: solving a problem you didn’t even know you had (

An article describing the use of Square's "coordinators" library.

Review-Reporter: Part 1 (

Kamil Krzyk introduces a new Slack bot written in Java to help keep track of Google Play reviews and respond to them as soon as they are posted.

How to test a Service (

Recently Josias Sena worked on a project where he had to test a Service, and he shares how to do so easily.

link image   Introducing Lottie (

Lottie is an iOS, Android, and React Native library that renders After Effects animations in real time, and allows native apps to use animations as easily as they use static assets.

Android Things - Building a Distributed Piano (

In this blog post, Rebecca Franks wrote about how to build a distributed piano with Android Things, a Piezo Speaker and Google’s Nearby API.

Wear 2.0: Something O’Clock (

Mark Allison revisits his Something O’Clock wear app and looks at what changes he needs to make in preparation for Wear 2.0.

Learning to use and abuse Mutability (

Enrique López Mañas shares some thoughts on mutability & immutability in a Java world, and why it is important.

A Curious Case of Multiple Locales (

Egor Andreevici demonstrates when to use the Gradle plugin resConfigs setting

Use StrictMode To Find Things You Did By Accident (

StrictMode is a developer tool which detects things you might be doing by accident and brings them to your attention so you can fix them.



link image   Free Mobile App Testing on Real Android Devices (

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link image   PSPDFKit - The industry leading PDF framework (

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Libraries & Code

link image   Android-material-stepper (

This library allows to use Material steppers inside Android applications.

AOSP Support Library Contribution Guide (

Google opens up the support libraries to bug fixes, fixes for spelling errors and updating documentation.

sqlite-android (

This is an Android specific distribution of the latest versions of SQLite. It contains the latest SQLite version and the Android specific database APIs derived from AOSP packaged as an AAR library distributed on jcenter.

Review-Reporter (

Bot for reporting Google Play Reviews on Slack with possibility to fast reply and creating Jira issues from low rating reviews.

SimpleRecyclerView (

A RecyclerView extension for building list more easily



Kotlin 1.1 Beta 2 is here (

jetbrains announces the second beta of Kotlin 1.1


Videos & Podcasts

link image   Life of a Certification Student (

Google introduces the Associate Android Developer (AAD) Certification by Google. The AAD Certification is intended for developers who can display typical skills of an entry-level Android developer.

A/B testing your app's Google Play Store listing (

Google Play Store’s A/B testing feature for your app’s listing is a very powerful feature: it allows you to test out various versions of your listing to see what plays well with your audience



link image   Super Early Bird Tickets for Droidcon Boston (

Super early bird tickets for are on sale for the first Droidcon in Boston - April 10-11, 2017 @Calderwood Pavilion

Android Development Conferences List (

Take a look!