010: Boning Up on Core Java

In this episode Donn and Kaushik talk to the very talented Michael Bailey about core Java principles and practices. Michael has quite the deep and passionate understanding of Java and we thought it would only be perfect to share this episode with a very passionate Java crowd – Android developers. We talk about IntelliJ, Testing, Inheritance, Static Code analysis, Garbage Collection, Data Structures and much more in this episode. If you’re looking to learn a thing or two about Java, then this is your episode. We hope you enjoy.

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Intellij information:

Testing talk:

Great books on improving your Java skills:

Effective code review technique (WTFs a minute) [cryhavok.org]

On inheritance:

Static code analyzers:

Garbage collection:

Data structures for Android

  • ArrayMap (Android alt. to HashMap) [developer.android.com]
  • SimpleArrayMap [developer.android.com]
  • SparseArray (Android alt. to mapping int -> Objects) [developer.android.com]

Benchmarking DS:

Awesome picks:

Michael:

Kaushik:

Donn:

Contact

Michael Bailey

Donn Felker

Kaushik Gopal

009: Google IO Special

This is the special Google I/O 2015 episode. In this episode – Kaushik makes the trek to Google I/O and chats with various Android developers about their favorite part of Google IO. I was not able to make it but Kaushik was able to interview of top developers in the industry and I’ll tell you what – this is a great episode – I really wish I was there to join him. I know he had a great time chatting and interacting with everyone. We hope you enjoy the show as much as we enjoyed creating it.

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008: Pocket Casts Amazingness with Philip Simpson

In this episode, we talk to Philip Simpson, one of the rockstar developers of the amazing Pocket Casts Android Application. We learn about how Philip and his partner, Russell, started Shifty Jelly and how they grew their team from a two-person shop to a small staff all while creating one of top apps on Google Play, Pocket Casts. We also talk about some of the tools, tips and tricks that they’ve used to help them scale, grow and become more effective as indie app developers. We eventually hop into some deep talk about audio software and all kinds of tech in general. If you’ve always wondered what it takes to be an indie app developer then this is the episode for you – Philip does not let us down.

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Awesome picks:

Philip:

Donn:

Kaushik:

Contact

Philip Simpson

Donn Felker

Kaushik Gopal

007: Jake Wharton on Testing, SqlBrite, NotRxAndroid, RxJava and Much More

In the final part of this two-part segment, we continue our talk with Jake Wharton. We dive right into the topic of testing. Jake then talks about his approach to testing apps in Android and the different languages that he finds interesting. We then move on to RxJava, NotRxAndroid, SqlBrite and many other libraries and topics to round out this great second episode. Again, we’d love to thank Jake for joining us here on the Fragmented Podcast show; it has been an honor. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

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Server side frameworks with Java

  • Jersey [jersey.java.net]
  • Jax-rs [jax-rs-spec.java.net]
  • Go [golang.org]

Other languages

Non-Square libraries that Jake uses

Awesome picks:

Donn:

Jake:

Kaushik:

Contact

Jake Wharton

Donn Felker

Kaushik Gopal

006: Jake Wharton on Becoming a Better Developer and Creating Successful Open Source Projects (Part 1)

In part one of this two-part segment, we talk to the one and only Jake Wharton. He gives us the scoop on how he operates day to day, what he looks for in a good Android developer and how to become a better Android developer. He also touches upon the various sources and non-Java platforms that he draws inspiration from. Finally, he talks about open source and gives tips on leading an open source project.

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Follow up:

Episode topics:

Contact

Jake Wharton

Donn Felker

Kaushik Gopal