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What coming back to a code base after two weeks of vacation feels like.
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Of course. And you don't need to know the code base if it's clean. If a function does exactly what the name says you're good to go.
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We've been to Akihabara yesterday to hunt down some hardware. This is like a crazy candy store.
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Soooo jelly...is it too late to ask you to bring me something from Japan? Let's say anything you can get for 5 quid :D
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Nope, not there now. Enjoy the delicious food options and the craziness of Japan. They are strange by other Asian standards as well 😸
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While Topeka already showcased animated transitions, we’ve augmented them using the principles of curved motion paths to produce more organic motion.¹

We’ve added² curved motion to two transitions in the app:

● During sign in the avatar now moves along an arc as defined in the theme of QuizActivity.
● When choosing a category, the title now moves along an arc as it transitions to the toolbar. In this case the transitionSet is loaded within onCreate of CategoryActivity.

You can easily see them in the updated apk³.

For more information on curved motion see this post⁴ from +Kirill Grouchnikov​ and +Nick Butcher​ talking about an upcoming release of the Play Store.

¹ https://www.google.com/design/spec/animation/meaningful-transitions.html#meaningful-transitions-consistent-choreography ² https://github.com/googlesamples/android-topeka/commit/d36848dca81bbf2a517383d276225615b1da657e 
³ https://github.com/googlesamples/android-topeka/releases/tag/09072015
https://plus.google.com/+NickButcher/posts/Db52F8yMePQ
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Yes! Seeing them (AC/DC) tonight in Dessel, Belgium! \m/
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Test all the Activities! #androidDev
 
Last week we published a small but important sample for Espresso Intents on GitHub. It shows you how to fake an ActivityResult to keep your test hermetic, stubbing an Intent and simulating that a picture is fetched from the camera without leaving the main app.

We prefer short, focused UI tests to long end-to-end or flow tests. Espresso Intents lets you stay in your Activity and focus on your code. 

Take a look:

https://github.com/googlesamples/android-testing/tree/master/espresso/IntentsAdvancedSample

#espresso  #espresso-intents #androiddev  
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Today I came back to the office after two weeks of vacation, opened Inbox and was all like.
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What's a Pocari and why does its sweat get bottled?
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The reference to sweat in the name of the beverage tends to have a certain off-putting or humorous connotation for native English speakers. However, the name was chosen by the manufacturers originally for the purpose of marketing the product as a sports drink in Japan,[3] where English words are used differently. It was largely derived from the notion of what it is intended to supply to the drinker: all of the nutrients and electrolyteslost when sweating.[4][5] The first part of the name, Pocari, does not have any meaning; the word was coined for its light, bright sound
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It's update time.
 
M Developer Preview 2 is now available

We released an update to the M Developer Preview [https://goo.gl/DyTE7n] today, including fixes and updates based on your feedback. You can view the preview website in a language other than English, by selecting the appropriate language from the language selector at the bottom of the page


This update includes the up to date M release platform code, and near-final APIs for you to validate your app against. If you’re building with the M Developer Preview, update your environment today.

Check out our blog post below for details on the major changes and instructions on getting the update. As always, you can report issues in our tracker: https://goo.gl/ElxwEj Keep in touch with other developers in our M Developer Preview community: https://goo.gl/HABl57
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Topeka debug apk release

Last month the source code of Topeka for Android[1] was released.
Today we're releasing the initial debug apk[2] for Topeka.

So, if you didn't clone and compile it yourself already here's your packaged app for simple installation.

[1]: https://github.com/googlesamples/android-topeka
[2]: https://github.com/googlesamples/android-topeka/releases/tag/06072015

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And this is maybe asking too much, but an article of the evaluation process, on what to consider when or how far to support backward compatibility would be a very nice bonus indeed :D
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Failing at this particular spot seems extraordinarily dangerous.
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Did the guy that made the sign die?
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I've been looking for ways to listen to AC/DC online many times. The search is over.
 
With 22 million sold, AC/DC’s “Back in Black” is the second best-selling album of all time. It's now streaming with the rest of AC/DC’s catalog on Google Play Music. https://goo.gl/FlBLAE
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Anyday better live, which Berlin was fortunate to watch them last week. 
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