084: Kaush and Donn go to Google IO 2017

This was truly one of the most memorable IOs Google has ever conducted. In keeping with tradition, Donn and Kaushik talk with a bunch of awesome #AndroidDev and get their opinions/thoughts on IO and Android in general. As always, these are super fun episodes.

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Living Dangerously

What a baller

geared up and ready to 🎤

Find the KG (hint: his Pixel is more prominent in this picture than his face)

How so many Android ❤️s were won

Troll masters as they revel the name of Android O to us

Many stickers were collected

083: Learning the basics of functional programing with Anup Cowkur

RxJava is considered a functional reactive programming library. But the paradigms of functional programming have existed for a very long time. In this episode we talk to Android GDE Anup Cowkur, about his experience experimenting with “pure” functional languages. He breaks down some of the basic concepts, explaining the different terms along the way.

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082: Airbnb’s Gabriel tells us how to animate with Lottie

It’s pretty awesome, when you use a third party library, love using it and finally get to talk to the person who actually helped build it. In this episode, we talk to Gabriel Peal. Besides having quite the illustrious career in Android development, Gabriel now works at Airbnb and helped build Lottie – an animation library.

What is Lottie, how do you use Lottie? why is so Lottie so cool? how does it actually work under the hood? Listen to this episode and find out.

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081: Talking Android Things with Rebecca Franks

It is the world of the Internet of Things (IoT) and Google’s answer to that is the Android Things. In this episode, we talk to the amazing Rebecca Franks. She explains how Android things works and talks of some of the adventures and examples she’s embarked on with Android Things. If you’ve had that hobby Raspberry Pi or Arduino board lying around and not sure how to put it to use, this episode’s for you.

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080: 10 Books Android developers should read

In this episode Donn and Kaushik recommend 10 books on Software programming that they think every Android developer would greatly benefit from reading. These are books that helped them become better programmers and have had the most impact in their daily lives as Android developers.

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  1. Effective Java – Joshua Bloch
  2. Working effectively with legacy code – Michael Feathers
  3. Head first Design Patterns
  4. Don’t make me think – Steve Krug, 3rd edition
  5. Java Concurrency in Practice
  6. XUnit testing patterns
  7. Patterns of Enterprise Application Architecture – Martin Fowler
  8. Javascript the good parts – Douglas Crockford
  9. Clean Code – Robert.C.Martin
  10. Coders at Work – Peter Seibel

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