Issue #379

September 15th, 2019

Articles & Tutorials

link image   Converting your Android Gradle scripts to Kotlin (

The Kotlin DSL has some clear benefits in contrast to the Groovy DSL. Here, André Ramon demonstrates how to convert your Groovy scripts to Kotlin.

Kotlin Coroutines Tutorial for Android (

In this Kotlin Coroutines tutorial, Amanjeet Singh teaches how to write asynchronous code just as naturally as your normal, synchronous code.

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Coil vs Picasso vs Glide: Get Ready… Go! (

The goal of this article by Miguel Ángel Ruiz López is to measure and give you a rough idea about Coil’s performance in comparison to Glide and Picasso.

Android UI Testing Frameworks (

Alex Zhukovich compares a couple different UI testing frameworks available for Android.

Profile Your Lint Tasks (

Jason Atwood shows you how to profile your Gradle build so that you can choose the most optimal way to run your lint tasks on your project.

Optimize your web apps for Interactive Canvas (

Leon Nicholls describes how using Interactive Canvas to create an Action for the Google Assistant combines the best of conversational interfaces with the rich visual capabilities of HTML.

Kotlin and the buildSrc Plugin made me love Gradle (

Sebastian Sellmair was not a fan of Gradle, especially the Groovy parts. Now with the ability to use Kotlin and place common code in the buildSrc directory, he's gained a new approviation for it.

In-App Updates Android: Tips & Tricks (

Recently Nikit Bhandari was working with in-app updates in Android and found this API extremely useful but there are certain parts where he found it a bit confusing. This article tries to clear up those parts.

Getting Buffer Publish ready for Android 10 (

While Joe Birch and team didn't have to make too many changes for the Android 10 release, in this post he shares the steps to prepare the Buffer app and how they adapted some of the new features into the application.

Feature flags - A successful architecture (

In this post, Jeroen Mols presents a simple, powerful architecture to manage feature flags and comes with a full example on Github.

AnimatedIcons: Loading V2 (

In this occasional series, Mark Allison looks at how to create some icons with animations as Animated Vector Drawables which will show some useful AVD techniques.



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Libraries & Code

link image   TV-EPG-Android-Recyclerview (

Performant Electronic Program Guide for Android based on the power of Recyclerview

textmatcher (

A simple text watcher that matches specific targets like mention or hashtag in a string by defining rules.



link image   How Play Store's in-app review system will look (

9to5Google has uncovered a demo showing exactly how the in-app review process will work for Play Store apps.


Videos & Podcasts

link image   Benchmarking (

In this episode, Chet chats with Chris Craik and Dustin Lam from the AndroidX team about benchmarking.