071: UI UX development with GDE Raveesh

In this episode we change the tune and talk with Raveesh Bhalla; Raveesh is a GDE for design specialized in UI/UX.

He starts off by helping us get a good understanding of what UI/UX involves. He then shares his experiences and learnings from having conducted extensive research specifically for Android. What are some good patterns today, what are anti-patterns, what should we watch out for. Listen on to find out more!

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070: An honest discussion about Realm

In this episode Donn and Kaushik have an honest discussion about Realm (a client side database). Donn has worked pretty extensively with Realm and even consulted for their Android platform previously. But Kaushik has only recently tried it out on a production app.

In this episode they have an honest and frank discussion about using Realm, the advantages, the disadvantages, the gotchas and if it makes sense to use a database like Realm as an Android developer today.

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069: Talking Buck with Uber engineer Gautam Korlam (part 2)

We’re back with part 2 of our Buck episode. We continue our chat with Uber Engineer, Gautam. We dive into the details of how buck is used, how you can use it and how it can help you and your team. Learn about how to use it with Gradle and more with OkBuck.

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068: Talking Buck with Uber engineer Gautam Korlam

We kick off 2017 talking to Uber Engineer Gautam. In first part of this 2 part series, Gautam talks to us about the Uber Android app, the complexity in the architecture, the scaling challenges, the pain points Android developers faced working on such a massive app.

He then goes on to explain how his team (Android Developer Experience) at Uber have approached these challenges and come up with elegant solutions.

We then dive head deep into Buck – the build system for Android development, it’s advantages and the benefits that the folks at Uber have observed having migrated.

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