Issue #334

November 4th, 2018

Articles & Tutorials

link image   View Model Creation in Android (

This article by Felipe Magalhães focuses on how to create an instance of a ViewModel, some flaws of the methods provided by the library and how to improve them.

Publishing Android Library to Bintray with Gradle + Buddy.Works (

If you’re developing an Android Library you will most likely come to the point where you’ll want to distribute your package. Emerson Cloud gives you step-by-step examples of how to do this.

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Blocking threads, suspending coroutines (

Roman Elizarov compares blocking threads vs suspending coroutines.

Replacing Reserved Kotlin Keywords With “import as” (

Through some sleuthing & trial and error, Nick Galbraith discovered the magic Kotlin command for generating aliases on-the-fly: import as. Take a look at how this can be applied to your codebase.

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Building Shopify POS for Android Using MVVM (

Richa Khanna describes how Shopify’s Point of Sale (POS) app uses the Model-View-ViewModel (MVVM) pattern based on Google’s App Architecture Guide.

Android Networking with Coroutines and Retrofit (

In this post, Joe Birch focuses on how we can take an existing network request flow and convert it over to using coroutines instead of RxJava.

Kotlin Stackoverflow error (

Java interop is one of the best features of the Kotlin language, yet sometimes this also can cause unforeseen issues. Here Jeroen Mols explains an issue he encountered with Kotlin fields and how they worked (or rather, failed to work) with Java code.

Using Kotlin Coroutines in your Android App (

In this new codelab you'll learn how to use Kotlin Coroutines in an Android app.



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Libraries & Code

AndroidVeil (

A library that let you implement veil skeletons and shimmer animation while your data is loading.

MultiLamp (

Android library to showcase/highlight the multiple views on same overlay

JustifiedTextView (

JustifiedTextView is an android view that justifies the text. Gives support to older Android versions because "setJustificationMode" was introduced until API 26.

autoplay (

Gradle plugin for publishing Android artifacts to Google Play



What's New In Kotlin 1.3? (

Todd Ginsberg's comprehensive-ish overview of new language features in Kotlin 1.3

link image   Kotlin 1.3 Released (

Kotlin 1.3 Released with Coroutines, Kotlin/Native Beta, and more


Videos & Podcasts

link image   droidcon London 2018 (

All the presentation videos from droidcon London 2018

Firebase Summit 2018 (

All the session videos from Firebase Summit 2018 in Prague.

Android TDD with Kotlin (

A case study by Heather Downing on using Kotlin for Android in the wild, and what it took for her team to utilize Kotlin for test-driven development successfully.

Android Developers Backstage: Prefetch and Paging (

In this episode, Chet and Yigit Boyar talk again with Chris Craik from the Android Toolkit team about RecyclerView prefetch and the new Paging library.

Preview Android Drawables (

Nate Ebel's Two Minute Tuesday Tip: The Android drawable preview tool allows you to see what your drawables look like within Android Studio without having to run your app.



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