124: IO 2018 first impressions with Android Dialogs & Pocket Casts team

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!)

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Android Dialogs

Pocket Casts

io2018 stuff

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123: Android Micro Frustrations

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!

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layout complaints

Navigation & System bar frustrations:

If you’re looking for a solution to just hide system bar (and not the navigation bar), here’s what Kaushik landed up using (you’re welcome):

fun Window.makeStatusBarTransparent(activity: Activity) {
    sdkUpto(20) {
        setWindowFlag(activity, WindowManager.LayoutParams.FLAG_TRANSLUCENT_STATUS, true) 
    }
    decorView.systemUiVisibility = View.SYSTEM_UI_FLAG_LAYOUT_STABLE or View.SYSTEM_UI_FLAG_LAYOUT_FULLSCREEN
    sdk(21) {
        setWindowFlag(activity, WindowManager.LayoutParams.FLAG_TRANSLUCENT_STATUS, false)
        setTranslucentStatusBarLollipop()
    }
}

private fun setWindowFlag(activity: Activity, bits: Int, on: Boolean) {
    val win = activity.window
    val winParams = win.attributes
    if (on) {
        winParams.flags = winParams.flags or bits
    } else {
        winParams.flags = winParams.flags and bits.inv()
    }
    win.attributes = winParams
}

@TargetApi(Build.VERSION_CODES.LOLLIPOP)
private fun Window.setTranslucentStatusBarLollipop() {
    statusBarColor = Color.TRANSPARENT
}

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121: Functional Programming with Kotlin Arrow team – II

In this episode of Fragmented, we wrap up another 2 part series. We dive into the details of the Arrow library with this one. Arrow is a library in Kotlin that helps bring many of the functional paradigms of programming to your daily development. We talk to the team about how it all started, the history of the library, why we even need arrow, how Arrow is structured, some of the pitfalls, and in the end some resources on getting us started with Arrow.

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Arrow library

Misc

Get help on Arrrow

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120: Functional Programming with Kotlin Arrow team

In this episode of Fragmented, we kick off another 2 part series. This time it’s with the Kotlin Arrow team! In the first part, we talk to Jorge, Raul and Paco about Functional programming in general, some core FP concepts, do we already use functional programming today, what are pure functions, do I need to know complicated math to do FP, Immutability, Referential transparency and so much more. These are all pretty daunting words, but the Arrow team break it down and make it really simple for us to understand.

Listen on to the show.

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Kotlin Arrow team

Misc

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119: Flutter with GDE Eugenio Marletti – Part 2

In part 2 of this series,

To help us understand Flutter in-depth we talk to Flutter’s GDE Eugenio Marletti. In Part 1 of this 2 part series, Eugenio helps us understand what flutter is, why it was created, how it works, some really cool features with Flutter and why an AndroidDev today should really give Flutter a good look.

We got so carried away in conversation, that we were forced to break this episode into two parts. If you missed part 1 but want to go back and listen you’ll find it here: 118: Flutter and cross-platform development with GDE Eugenio Marletti – Part 1)

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