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visit the Droidcon London this year and meet Martin from Android Weekly http://uk.droidcon.com/2015/
Discount code: Droidcon-AW-25 (valid until August 15th)
Droidcon London is Europe's largest Android developer conference: 2 days, 1000+ participants, 100% Android!
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Do you want to find out more about Android Auto and see it in practice?

4th of August, Android Auto codelab run by 2 Google Developer Experts +Paul Blundell and +David González. You should not miss it! 
 
Do you want to learn more about Android Auto? Save the date, 4th of August!

Join #GDE  s +Paul Blundell and +David González who will lead an Android Auto practical hands on code lab, where you will learn how to add Android Auto compatibility to an Android messaging app. 

What you’ll learn: 
- Extend a notification so that it also shows in your car 
- Handle the user replying to this notification 

The event will take the form of a guided workshop where we will walk you through the code to create this Android application explaining along the way how the different Android SDK parts work and answering any questions you may have.

You will have the chance to pair program (or on your own is ok to!) and to try out your code on a real Android Auto demo unit, not only in the emulator! 

Register here: http://www.meetup.com/GDG-Liverpool/events/223835094/

#androidauto   #androiddev  
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You're doing caching wrong
We all fetch data  from server side resources, but how many of you are aggressively managing the caching characteristics to optimize performance? I found this article really helpful in trying to get all the right flags right.

  #perfmatters  
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Great article of how we've built an Android Auto unit at +Novoda​.
 
Make your own Android Auto demo unit like we did here at +Novoda,  parts lists and a walk through available now: http://novoda.com/blog/the-making-of-an-android-auto-demo-unit
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Introducing SQLScout: a plugin for Android Studio and IntelliJ IDEA that provides support for SQLite, including:

✓ Ability to connect to SQLite databases in Android devices or the file system
✓ Database schema explorer
✓ SQL editor (syntax highlighting, code completion, reference navigation, refactoring, etc.)
✓ Data console to view query results, edit table data, and export contents to different formats
✓ Database diagrams!

For more details (including demos and beta access) please visit http://www.idescout.com

#AndroidStudio   #sqlite   #androiddev  
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The new support annotations are now included in http://tools.android.com/tech-docs/support-annotations

And (drumroll please) : as of 1.3, all these annotations are now not only checked within the IDE, but are checked from lint on the command line/on your build server as well! (Except for the nullness annotations.)
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Slides from the #GDG  Liverpool's Android Auto Notifications code lab me and #GDE +David González ran last night now available. Thanks also +Conor O'Donnell for helping out. It was great fun and I'm excited to see what direction the future of AndroidAuto will take.

To code we used this repo:

https://github.com/novoda/dojos/tree/master/androidauto-messaging  

fwiw: wish Google Drive did a better job of exporting slides
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Hate when you open a PR and you forgot to run the checks, and of course the only time you forget, the build goes red?

Well, forget no more! Using Git hooks [0], you can have Git check for you before pushing (or committing, if you're paranoid).

How? Simple! You only need Git 1.8.2 or later.

1. Create an executable file in the .git/hooks directory called pre-push (or pre-commit if you prefer that). From a shell set at your repo's root:

  $ mkdir .git/hooks
  $ touch .git/hooks/pre-push
  $ chmod a+x .git/hooks/pre-push
 
2. Write a shell script inside of that file, by editing it with your favourite editor:

  #!/bin/bash
  # Runs test suite before each push
  ./gradlew check

3. Work as usual, then push (or commit).

If your script has returned 0 as exit code, everything will continue normally. Any non-zero exit code will abort the command, so you can go back and fix whatever you broke, before anybody else has to know it ;)

#gde   #android   #blogpost  

[0] https://git-scm.com/book/en/v2/Customizing-Git-Git-Hooks
Git Hooks. Like many other Version Control Systems, Git has a way to fire off custom scripts when certain important actions occur. There are two groups of these hooks: client-side and server-side. Client-side hooks are triggered by operations such as committing and merging, while server-side ...
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Want to see Android Auto in action? Join this code lab! 
 
Join #GDE+Paul Blundell and +David González who will lead an Android Auto practical hands on code lab, where you will learn how to add Android Auto compatibility to an Android messaging app. 

What you’ll learn: 
- Extend a notification so that it also shows in your car 
- Handle the user replying to this notification 

The event will take the form of a guided workshop where we will walk you through the code to create this Android application explaining along the way how the different Android SDK parts work and answering any questions you may have.

You will have the chance to pair program (or on your own is ok to!) and to try out your code on a real Android Auto demo unit, not only in the emulator! 

Register here: http://www.meetup.com/GDG-Liverpool/events/223835094/

#androidauto   #codelab  
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use Quicksand to improve the user experience of your application onboarding animations http://blog.blundell-apps.com/animations-enchant-your-users-without-boring-them-with-repetition/ #AndroidDev  

Codez: https://github.com/blundell/Quicksand
Use animations and transitions to onboard your users, but don't bore them with repetition. Quicksand follows the Android design principles to help you configure
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I have just published a new short article about how to solve a weird issue when building with MultiDex.

#GDE   #android   #article  
When life gives you lemons, you bump the heap size.
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#androiddev  in Liverpool? You should not miss this one! 
 
Do you want to know more about what happened this year at #io15?

Join Appsolutely Liverpool tomorrow to explore what the new announcements have in store for us and also discover best practices.

#GDE  +Paul Blundell will lead a discussion and present his experiences from attending this years Google I/O and also cover the brand new Android M APIs. 

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/appsolutely-liverpool-post-io-discussions-tickets-16989841072
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