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July 29, 2019
This week Donn and Kaushik talk to Leland Richardson from the Android team at Google about Jetpack Compose.
July 23, 2019
In this episode, Donn talks about public speaking and how it can help you grow your career.
July 15, 2019
Marcel Schnelle joins Donn in this episode to talk about how to get your application under test and some steps to go from scared to confident in your testing process. The second half of the show they dive in deep to JUnit 5 and its new features. JUnit 5 is backwards compatible with JUnit 4 and offers a slew of new features and extensibility points which make the framework much more appealing going forward. We're convinced you'll enjoy this episode and leave wanting to get your app under test - even more than it already is. Enjoy.
July 8, 2019
In this episode, Donn continues his talks about Kotlin Lambda Expressions. He explains how you can use lambda expressions as function parameters and as return types for functions.
July 1, 2019
Donn sits down with Buffer Android Lead, Joe Birch. Joe is a GDE for Android, Google Actions, Flutter and Google Pay. In this episode Donn and Joe talk about Clean Architecture, what it is, and why you might want to use it. They break down the concept of what Clean Architecture is in a manner that is easy for even a beginner to understand. Enjoy.
June 24, 2019
Kaushik decides to hit record on a skype call he has with friend of the show Jesse Wilson. They start off by discussing building features across different platforms today.
June 17, 2019
In this episode, Donn talks about Kotlin Lambda Expressions. He explains the syntax and how to build a couple of simple lambda expressions with and without type inference and declaration. We wrap up with a small example of passing a small lambda with multiple values to a function. See the show notes below for more info.
June 10, 2019
In this episode, you'll learn all about Kotlin Sealed classes. Donn walks you through what they are, how to create them, how to use data classes, objects and regular classes to create a restricted type hierarchy.
June 3, 2019
In this episode, Donn talks to Matt Runo about the Flank project. Using Flank you can run your Espresso test suite in parallel on Firebase Test Lab (FTL). This allows you to lower your feedback loop time and increase developer productivity and throughput.
May 27, 2019
This Google IO, Donn and Kaushik didn't interview the other developers but they still enjoyed some of the announcements. So in this episode they catch up on the ones they found most exciting. Enjoy.
May 20, 2019
In this show, Donn talks with Dan Jarvis about Machine Learning on Android with ML Kit and Tensor flow.
May 13, 2019
With the release of Android Q we now have the settings panel and all its glory. This panel, while most likely overlooked as a minor feature, is actually a diamond in the rough.
May 6, 2019
In this show, Donn and Kaushik talk to Cameron Ketcham and Connie Shi from the Android Material Components team at Google.
April 29, 2019
In this show, Donn and Kaushik talk to Don Turner about how to build high-performance audio apps on Android. We dive deep into history of audio on Android, some of the problems that the platform faced. Then look into the tools that we now have to solve those problems so that developers like you can build killer audio apps. Enjoy.
April 1, 2019
In this episode, Donn talks about Item #20 in the Effective Java book (third series) by Joshua Bloch. He discusses why you should think about using interfaces over abstract classes.
March 18, 2019
With the release of Android Q we now have the settings panel and all its glory. This panel, while most likely overlooked as a minor feature, is actually a diamond in the rough.
March 11, 2019
The Android community has come to use Rx pretty heavily but surprisingly there hasn't been any one convention that's won, when it comes to how we name our functions that return Observables. getUser(), user(), userUpdates() ? In this mini-episode dutifully does the yak-shaving for you and discusses what some options are and what the community has been gravitating towards. Enjoy.
March 5, 2019
Growing as a developer is important for you, your career and your future. One of the best ways to grow your career is to start writing.
February 19, 2019
Listen to all star Indie developer and friend of the show Chris Lacy. Chris Lacy created the beloved Action Launcher - arguably one of the best Launcher apps on Android. In this epi isode, he talks to us about what it's like being an indie developer, starting on Action Launcher and of course his newest creation - ActionDash. Shownotes: https://fragmentedpodcast.com/episodes/153/
February 11, 2019
Jeroen walks us through his thinking on app development
February 4, 2019
In this episode, we continue our discussion from episode 148 on evolving android architectures. We collected some of the questions from the community and try to answer them. Show notes: http://fragmentedpodcast.com/episodes/151/
January 21, 2019
In this quick fragment, Donn talks about Kotlin Returns and Jumps with Labels and how to implement them in your app.
January 15, 2019
In this quick fragment, Kaushik talks about the new Kotlin 1.3 experimental feature "inline classes" and how it helps with Type driven design. Show notes: http://fragmentedpodcast.com/episodes/149/
January 7, 2019
In this episode, Donn and Kaushik talk about the state of android architectures and how they've stared to evolve. Kaushik recently worked on a project of coming up with an evolved version of an MVVM architecture, very similar to what the Android community now calls MVI. In this episode they discuss the specific. A special request: if you have follow up questions or clarifications or things you'd like to see specifically with respect to this dicussion, hit us up on the Discord #fragmented-podcast channel with your thoughts and we'll make sure to address them in future parts! Shownotes: http://fragmentedpodcast.com/episodes/148
December 31, 2018
In this short fragment episode, Donn explains how you can clean up your RxJava 2 streams and ensure no memory leaks are occurring by using the AutoDispose library from Uber.
December 24, 2018
In this episode of Fragmented, Donn digs into three things that every Android developer needs to know.
December 18, 2018
In this short fragment, Kaushik explains how you can trace network requests from your app by adding a special header. Easily trace an HTTP request all the way from a client to your backend web process.
December 10, 2018
In this episode, Donn and Kaushik talk about productivity tools for developers. As developers, what are some additional tools and utilities that really up your game. If you wanted to see how they tweak their development environments and workstations in general, this is a good episode to listen. Also introducing a Fragmented Discord Chat server! Shownotes: http://fragmentedpodcast.com/episodes/144/
December 3, 2018
In this mini fragment, Donn and Kaushik share some thoughts on real world testing with Android development - a favorite topic of theirs. Kaushik recently ran into a case where an espresso test fails because the UI stops performing. It's an interesting discussion on figuring out what matters when you write your tests. They dive into strategies and techniques around testing. What makes a good test, what should you be testing? They then talk about why Hermetic testing is pretty hard on mobile and ideas around a simple solution that could be provided out of the box. They then round it up talking about TDD and it's role in today's world. Shownotes: https://fragmentedpodcast.com/episodes/143/
November 19, 2018
In this episode, we talk to our friend Matt Logan. Matt took some time off and worked on an indie app called Sessions. He built this for both Android and iOS. In this episode we talk to him about his experience building apps on both platforms, techniques, advice and other good stuff. Shownotes
November 12, 2018
In this mini fragment, Donn and KG talk about Impostor syndrome. Most of us developers are plagued by this. Does this feeling ever go away? How do we deal with this? Listen to this short episode to find out more. Shownotes: http://fragmentedpodcast.com/episodes/141/
November 5, 2018
We all know of ProGuard, we want to use it and like it. But let's face it proGuard ain't pretty. In this episode we have Jeb walk us through the magic of ProGuard. We talk to Jeb Ware of American Express. Jeb works as an Android developer and has given some great talks on ProGuard. He walks us through what ProGuard is, how it works, advancements with R8 and more. By the end of this episode, you should have a new found appreciation for proGuard and bravely approach adding proGuard to your projects. Shownotes: http://fragmentedpodcast.com/episodes/140/
October 24, 2018
In this episode, Donn and Kaushik talk to Uber's Manu Sridharan on static code analysis. Manu's a badass who did his PhD on the subject! He explains how static code analysis works, how Uber leverages these tools in their app development pipeline and how we can use such tools to build high quality Android apps. Shownotes: http://fragmentedpodcast.com/episodes/139/
October 15, 2018
In this mini fragment, Donn asks KG about a recent hackathon side project that he worked on with Kotlin scripting. We go into kotlin scripting (using kscript), pros cons, setting it up and more. We've added links some interesting resources, so you want to make sure you check out the shownotes for this one, so you too can explore kotlin scripting and see if it's a fit for you.
October 4, 2018
In this episode, DF and KG decompress. They start off talking about ideas around KISS vs DRY in software engineering. They move on then to talk about a dear topic - functional vs unit testing and then dive into some of the woes of having a testing infrastructure spun up. Also announcing our youtube channel !
September 24, 2018
In this fragment episode, Donn talks about Kotlin extension functions. He discusses what they are, how to build them, why they're useful, how to organize them, visibility and how to call them Java and much more.
September 17, 2018
Donn's on a roll again this week and talks to us about his experience having developed Android for a while. In the early days of Android development, as app developers we felt like we had a decent grasp of everything you needed to know to pump out decent apps. But with the time, and the latest updates, that has become a tricky thing. This is a good problem to have for the ecosystem but it can make it seem very daunting for developers, both new and old. Donn gives his 2 cents on this subject.
August 6, 2018
In this episode, Donn talks about how you can get effective help with your coding problems with an SSCCE - a Simple, Self-Contained, Correct (Compilable), Example.
July 23, 2018
A hotly debated topic at the moment is the use of a library like Dagger for dependency injection in the world of Kotlin. In this episode, we talk to Danny Preussler. Danny's a pro who's been around from the Java 1.0 days! He helps trace the history of dependency injection in Java all the way to today, in a Kotlin world where there exists alternatives like Koin and Kodine. We dive into how some of these use a Service Loader/Locator pattern and the subtle differences with dependency injection. Listen on for an action packed episode. http://fragmentedpodcast.com/episodes/133/
July 18, 2018
In this mini fragment Kaushik talks about dealing with the Money object. With money we need decimals, but the obvious solution of using a float or double may not work as advertised. Listen to this episode to find out why and how you can go about dealing with this. Shownotes http://fragmentedpodcast.com/episodes/132/
July 9, 2018
We live in a time of booming AR (and VR). We wanted to talk to someone who’s worked with it and would know a thing or two about the subject. Then we found Yuliya – also known as the walking wizard of ARCore. In this episode, she teaches Kaush and Donn about ARCore, the differences between AR/VR, the fundamental building blocks of ARCore, some of the newer concepts introduced like Sceneform. An action packed episode to say the least. Listen on ! Shownotes: http://fragmentedpodcast.com/episodes/131/
July 4, 2018
In this episode, we resume our conversation with Airbnb's Gabriel Peal. If you haven't listened to part 1, you really really should go back and do that. In that episode, we kicked it off by first trying to understand the goals and the story behind why React Native was chosen as the code sharing technology/tool. After two years, 220 screens, and 120,000 lines of javascript, Gabriel tells us why they're moving away from React Native. Shownotes: http://fragmentedpodcast.com/episodes/130/
July 2, 2018
If you haven't heard, Airbnb has decided to move away from React Native. Friend of the show Gabriel Peal wrote an in-depth series of blog posts about this. We had so many questions around this that we asked him to come on the show and he graciously accepted to answer some of our questions. It's always a pleasure listening to his insights and this episode is no exception! Listen on:
June 25, 2018
In today's episode, we are joined by Sam Bobra - engineering manager @VSCO, android fangirl and gRPC magician (some would go so far as to say evangelist !) to talk about gRPC on Android. Super informative episode! Show notes at http://fragmentedpodcast.com/episodes/128/
June 11, 2018
In today's episode, we sit down with Caren Chang from June to talk about audio engineering for Android. More specifically, how stoves can use audio to send notifications.
June 4, 2018
In this episode, we continue with Part 2 of this GraphQL series. If you haven't listed to episode 125 already, it might make sense to first listen to that one cause we go into the basics of GraphQL. In this episode, we dive into the specifics of Apollo and how Mike went about creating a GraphQL client for Android. Let's get on with Part 2. http://fragmentedpodcast.com/episodes/126/
May 28, 2018
In this episode, we talk about GraphQL. Friend and GDE Mike Nakhimovich helped create the library Apollo for Android, which is the defacto official GraphQL client for Android. In this first part of two, we take a step back and first try to understand what GraphQL is, why one would use it, how Mike set out to create and contribute Apollo for Android and his journey and satisfaction with open sourcing it when he worked at the New York Times. If you've ever been interested in GraphQL, this is a good show to get you up to speed. Shownotes: http://fragmentedpodcast.com/episodes/125/
May 14, 2018
In this episode of Fragmented, Kaushik talks to Chiuki & Huyen from Android Dialogs and Russell & Philip from Pocket Casts. Fresh after IO we huddled in a room to talk about our first impressions and what we thought were some of the highlights for us Android developers. Hope you enjoy the show! (if you want to see a behind the scenes crossover special, make sure to subscribe to Android Dialogs!) Show notes: http://fragmentedpodcast.com/episodes/124/
May 7, 2018
With good –most of the time– also comes the bad. In this episode, Kaushik and Donn chat about the small annoying things about being an Android developer, or more aptly - "Micro Frustrations". We usually cover the new, latest, greatest and awesome developments. But it helps to step back and also point out the things that are broken and the 1000 cuts so to speak. Sit back and enjoy this hearty rant! Show notes: http://fragmentedpodcast.com/episodes/123/
April 23, 2018
In this episode of learning kotlin, we look at the typealias keyword. The typealias keyword allows you to provide alternate names for existing types and and function types. Learn how, why and when you can use it in this episode
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