Thursday, December 1, 2016

Episode 59: Buncha New Stuff

Chet and Tor. Just Chet and Tor. Nobody else.
In this episode, Chet and Tor find themselves without a guest so they spend the episode talking about three new releases: Android N MR1, support library, and Android Studio 2.3 Canary.

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Links
Chetgoogle.com/+ChetHaase@chethaase
Tor: google.com/+TorNorbye@tornorbye

Thanks to continued tolerance and support by our audio engineer, Bryan Gordon.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Episode 58: Quick Settings

Chet, Jason, and Tor, not necessarily in that order.
You can see, in the background, the beautifully appointed
 high-tech recording studio where the magic happens.
In this episode, Chet and Tor talk with Jason Monk from the System UI team about various things that he's worked on, including Quick Settings, Quick Settings tiles (and the API for creating them), and System UI Tuner.
Oh, and QQS (Quick Quick Settings). Because if Quick is good, Quick Quick must be better.

There's also an odd detour into color theory and pointillism. Sorry about that.

Quotes of note:
"My memory doesn't work that way."
"Just because you have power doesn't mean you should use it."


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Links

Chetgoogle.com/+ChetHaase@chethaase
Tor: google.com/+TorNorbye@tornorbye

Thanks to continued tolerance and support by our audio engineer, Bryan Gordon.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Episode 57: Espresso Test Recorder

In this episode, Chet and Tor talk with Stas Negara from the Firebase team about the Espresso Test Recorder, a feature in Android Studio which lets you easily record Android UI tests.

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Links



Chetgoogle.com/+ChetHaase@chethaase
Tor: google.com/+TorNorbye@tornorbye

Thanks to continued tolerance and support by our audio engineer, Bryan Gordon.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Episode 56: In The Beginning

In this episode, Chet and Tor talk with Ficus Kirkpatrick about the early days of Android.

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Ficusgoogle.com/+FicusKirkpatrick@ficus
Chetgoogle.com/+ChetHaase@chethaase
Tor: google.com/+TorNorbye@tornorbye

Thanks to continued tolerance and support by our audio engineer, Bryan Gordon.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Episode 55: Glide

Chet, Sam and Romain
In this episode, Chet and Romain talk with Sam Judd from the Google Photos team about Glide, an image loading and caching library, and its use in the Photos app.

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Links:
Glide project: https://github.com/bumptech/glide

Using Glide in your project: compile 'com.github.bumptech.glide:glide:3.7.0'




Romaingoogle.com/+RomainGuy@romainguy
Chetgoogle.com/+ChetHaase@chethaase
Tor: google.com/+TorNorbye@tornorbye

Thanks to continued tolerance and support by our audio engineer, Bryan Gordon.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Episode 54: AAPT

In this episode, Chet and Tor talk with Adam Lesinski from the Android framework team. Adam works on aapt (Android Asset Packaging Tool), which compiles the resources used by the framework and for apps. Listen in to learn more about how it works, as well as some of the optional features that aapt provides that you could take advantage of. He also might talk about some of the future development going on for more robust and performant tools. Maybe.

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Chetgoogle.com/+ChetHaase@chethaase
Tor: google.com/+TorNorbye@tornorbye

Thanks to continued tolerance and support by our audio engineer, Bryan Gordon.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Episode 53: ADB on ADB

In this episode, Chet and Tor talk with Elliott Hughes from the native tools and libraries team. He and his team work on ADB, the NDK, and a host of other important low-level Android tools.

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Links:
Android Developers Blog: Improving Stability with Private C/C++ Symbol Restrictions in Android N
Android Developers Blog: Android changes for NDK developers

Elliottgoogle.com/+ElliottHughes
Chetgoogle.com/+ChetHaase@chethaase
Tor: google.com/+TorNorbye@tornorbye

Thanks to continued tolerance and support by our audio engineer, Bryan Gordon.