235: Pair programming with Ben Orenstein & Tuple

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In this episode, Kaushik goes solo and interviews Ben Orenstein. Ben is a prolific Ruby developer, an amazing conference speaker, an ardent vim-ster, and now the CEO of Tuple.

Kaushik has been a big fan of Ben’s work and was super stoked to talk to Ben and pick his brains on a host of topics: starting the company Tuple, pair programming in general, learning different programming languages and technology, giving better conference talks and more!

This episode is chock full of wisdom from Ben. Enjoy!

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234: More Product. Less Architecture?

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In this episode, Donn and Kaushik talk about how many Android applications seem to suffer from the disease of over-architecture while neglecting the product (UI/UX) itself. They discuss why this is deterimental to the user experience in the Android platform and how they’ve seen it evolve over the years. They attempt to provide some thoughful ideas on how this can be rectified in the future and more.

We’re looking for your feedback on this show. What are your favorite product apps that are just a joy to use on Android? Let us know on Twitter at @donnfelker and @kaushikgopal and @fragmentedcast

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233: UI Screenshot Testing with Paparazzi and John Rodriguez


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In this episode, Donn and Kaushik talk to John Rodriguez (jrod) about the Paparazzi library which allows you to perform UI screenshot testing on Android without emulators or physical devices.

They talk to John about what screenshot testing is, why it’s important, advantages and it’s disadvantages as well. You’ll learn how to use Paparazzi and how it can test various different screen configurations without having to run an emulator. You read that correct … without an emulator.

If you’re looking to incorporate screenshot testing into your app, this is the episode for you.

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Donn’s Git Course

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232: Frustration, Flow State and “The Madness”

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In this episode Donn and Kaushik talk about frustration, finding “flow state” and how it’s known as “the madness” and how to deal with it.

We originally were going to talk about an other topic, but during the off air banter Donn brought up how he was frustrated with losing/burning so much time on a task that he had for his side project. He only meant to spend a little bit of time on it and then spent WAY more time than he meant to. He got to the point where he had to stop working on the project, yell at himself for not time boxing it and then he had to refocus. This piqued Kaushik’s interest and they decided to hit record to talk about this topic as its something they both deal with and have also hear many other developers deal with too. 

The “Madness” is when you get consumed by your work and you’re so passionate that you lose track of time, eating and more. You’ve become consumed … you have “The Madness”. This happens to all developers, and Donn and Kaushik talk about how to not let this derail your day when you have other responsibilities as well as life and work. We hope you enjoy today’s off the cuff developer discussion.

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231: Learning Jetpack Compose with Vinay Gaba

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In this episode, Donn and Kaushik talk to Android GDE Vinay Gaba about learning Jetpack Compose.

They talk about how to learn how to use Jetpack Compose by example (and Vinay’s excellent talk by the same name). How to use Jetpackcompose.app to help you find the right Jetpack Compose component and how to use ShowKase to organize discover and visualize your Jetpack Compose Elements. 

We then dive into why someone might want to learn Jetpack Compose and how to start learning it. They touch briefly on the parts of Compose, such as the compiler, runtime, UI, foundation, and more. They wrap up by talking about Unidirectional State flow and by answering the hot question … “Is Jetpack Compose ready for production?” 

If you’re looking to learn more about Jetpack Compose, this is an episode for you. 

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Donn’s Git Course

Need to learn Git? Donn has the course for you. In this FREE course you’ll learn everything you need to know in order to start working with Git everyday. Watch it here.

AndroidJobs.IO

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Disclaimer: Many of the links we share to products are affiliate links. They help support the production of Fragmented. Thank you for your support.