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We've been using something like this internally for a long time. It's great for preventing phishing attacks.
 
It might look real, but is it? With Password Alert, get a warning if you enter your Google password into a site that isn’t the Google login page. Get Password Alert for Chrome → goo.gl/dVRqTo
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It asks you to log in, but it's in Google's domain and the extension itself is from Google.
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Important stuff. Nice to know that no matter how long you've been doing something, there's always more to learn.
 
Dem LayoutInflaters. 
LayoutInflater is a fundamental component in Android. You must use it all the time to turn xml files into view hierarchies. There are several ways to get an instance of one, but it's not always clear why you should prefer one way over another.
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Does anyone know where to find good technical lectures in an Android Auto friendly format (podcasts work fine). I usually go to YouTube for that sorry of thing, but for obvious reasons it doesn't work well with Auto.
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and then +Dan Morrill announced he was leaving Google and I was all
#dandroidpushing   #pixelpushing  
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I took another look at Crouton-less Android development on my Pixel. So far CodeEnvy seems the furthest along, but strangely uses Maven instead of Gradle. Since I don't want to maintain two build systems, that's a disqualifier for now. ShiftEdit was a bit awkward and didn't have anything first-class for Android. Everything else I found was geared toward web development (although Koding looked nice).

My dream of a cloud-hosted IDE is still just out of reach.
Developer workspaces to modify, run and debug code in the cloud or on-premises.
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Yeah, I really wanted to set up CodeEnvy for our League of Amazing Programmer students so they could easily work on projects at home. The problem I had when I last looked at it was an inability to execute code. Without an execution environment there is no interactive debugging and too much time spent doing deployment for beginning students.
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I just had one of these installed, and I have to say Android Auto is fantastic! The UX on the head unit itself is pretty awful, but that's the case for pretty much anything out there. Now that I've got all the sound settings dialed in I don't even have to touch that part. I'm really excited to see how Android Auto improves over time.
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+G Gray Me too, then I broke my Nexus 7 while trying to get it to fit in my car. (Due to aggressive disassemble)
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So I guess the critical question here is this: is the Google Panda 6 the size of something you'd win at a carnival?
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Haven't shared much geekdom for a while but saw this on the book of face and it tickled my shiny funny bones 😝
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Assertion: Computer Science is not science, it's math. For the purposes of this assertion, Computer Science does not include programming. Programming is engineering.

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100% agree
 
"There’s No Correlation Between a College Degree and Coding Ability" I find absolutely nothing surprising about this. 
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+Jason Hsu A mix of both. In our industry employers are more than willing to look past the lack of a piece of paper if the talent is there, especially at smaller companies.
If the drive isn't there for self study, education will only delay failure (which I view as a worse outcome), and if that drive already exists then the resources are there to self teach to the point of gainful employment while the rest is learned on the job and through more self study.
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Happy April Foolery, everyone. And for those in the US, happy "I should really do my taxes" day.
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I like this version better.
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Put the FRIENDS theme to the metal pedal! Happy #APRIL  the +1
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Last Vegas
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The worlds best smartphone car charger and dock

Rethinking TV news, Part I: What's broken, what's possible — BuzzMachine
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Wordiest
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Two words are better than one! Wordiest challenges you to make two words from 14 letters (some with bonuses attached), competing with other

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