In this episode we’re trying something new. Everyone has requested more episodes of the podcast. In short, everyone wants a weekly show. So this week, we’re introducing what we call a mini-episode … or as we like to call them a “Fragment”. Fragment episodes will be shorter in length but still packed with goodness. They will range from ~7-25 minutes in length and will showcase either Kaushik, myself (Donn) or both of us.
In the first “Fragment” installment we’re going to talk about Continuous Integration (CI) and Collective Code Ownership (CCO). Donn talks about what CI is, why its important and how it benefits you and your team. He then dives right into CCO and how it can be facilitated through testing.
We hope you enjoy these new mini-episodes … aptly named … Fragments. :)
Continuous Integration solutions:
In this episode – Donn and Kaushik dive into a topic that is very near and dear their hearts – application architecture. They talk about how Martin Fowler has inspired a lot of their architectural decisions and how they’re moving towards defining what a clean architecture means to them and other developers. They talk about Model View Presenter, Model View Controller and many other topics that surround these two common patterns. Take a listen and go for the ride on architecture train … all aboard!
- Moving GC only applicable when app goes into background:
The road to a clean architecture:
- Bad practices:
- Martin Fowler’s articles on Patterns of Enterprise Application Architecture:
- Decoupling the presenter [mattlogan.me]
Other approaches to clean architectures:
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.
Great books on improving your Java skills:
Effective code review technique (WTFs a minute) [cryhavok.org]
Static code analyzers:
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]
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.
- Dan Lew (Trello)
- Ty Smith (Twitter)
- Eric Cochran (IFTTT)
- Cyril Mottier (Capitaine Train)
- Shifty Jelly Team
- Amanda Hill (Venmo)
- Dave Smith (New Circle)
- Corey Latislaw (CapitalOne)
- Chet Haase
- Chiu-ki Chan
- Elliott Chenger (Under Armour)
- Maria Neumayer (Citymapper)
- Danny Roa (Foursquare)
- Michael Bailey
- Donn Felker
- Kaushik Gopal
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.