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A very good comparison of Glide v Picasso image loading libraries. Glide is generally faster and uses less memory, but at the cost of image quality. Also it's jar is over twice the size of Picasso, but still only around 430k
In the passed Google Developer Summit Thailand, Google introduced us an Image Loader Library for Android developed by bumptech named Glide as a library that recommended by Google. It has been use
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Drag and Swipe with RecyclerView - Part Two

Just (finally) published part 2 of the series, Handles, Grids, and Custom Animations. Was hoping to fit more in, but the good news is that part 3 will come much quicker this time!

Corresponding GitHub project was also updated:
https://github.com/iPaulPro/Android-ItemTouchHelper-Demo

Please file any issues:
https://github.com/iPaulPro/Android-ItemTouchHelper-Demo/issues

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Part Two: Handles, Grids, and Custom Animations
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How to speed up you android gradle builds. Some good tips here.
 
Are you sitting around waiting for your Android projects to build all day? I put together a post on how to improve your build performance that should improve things for you. Check it out.

#android   #gradle   #performance   #gde  
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Dart on android using a new framework called sky. Aiming to render at 120fps. Early days yet but an interesting project.
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At last! A great explanation on why to avoid using enums on android. Colt also explains a great alternative using annotations.
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Another prototyping tool bought by Google. I Wonder how this fits with Google's recent purchase of relative wave and their form tool.
 
We’re thrilled to announce that Pixate has joined Google! Pixate adds to our ongoing effort to develop new design and prototyping tools, including Form 1.3. Explore the latest features of both products by following the link below, and check out our roundtable conversation http://g.co/design/tooling-up with +Matias Duarte, VP Design at Google, and the the founders of Pixate and Form.
Discover the latest features and start designing native prototypes on your device.
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+Matias Duarte​ very interesting, I'm looking forward to seeing how these tools evolve! Thanks.
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Drag and Swipe with RecyclerView

Just published an article about adding drag & drop and swipe-to-dismiss to RecyclerView without using a third-party library. It's a basic introduction to ItemTouchHelper and has a corresponding example project on Github:

https://github.com/iPaulPro/Android-ItemTouchHelper-Demo

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Part One: Basic ItemTouchHelper Example
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This tweet got me more excited than I should probably ever be. 
“Java 8 support being added to (or at least experiment with) the Jack compiler in AOSP: http://t.co/Q6n9Zqvz4F & http://t.co/UhlaR1y08s”
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Great work from the people at square!
 
LeakCanary looks amazing. Can't wait to try it!
Nobody likes OutOfMemoryError crashes. In Square Register, we draw the customer's signature on a bitmap cache. This bitmap is the size of the device's screen, and we had a significant number of out of memory (OOM) crashes when creating it. We tried a few approaches, none of which solved the ...
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And a useful article for migration from dagger 1 to 2.
 
Nice article about migration from Dagger 1 to Dagger 2 http://frogermcs.github.io/dagger-1-to-2-migration/

And btw: a release version of Dagger 2 was released to Maven Central recently.
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