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Take our Android Studio 1.0 survey!

The Android tools team wants to hear your feedback in order to make the next set of Android Studio features that will most benefit you.

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Android Studio v1.0 - Developer SurveyThe Android tools team wants to bring you the best Android development experience. We want to know how you work and what capabilities you would like to have for your Android development so we can continue to improve Android Studio. Please take a moment to complete this short survey. Your responses will help shape the next set of features offered in Android Studio.
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hey guys, if you have Twitter keep reading!

Intel will give $1 to CodeClub every time someone retweets this tweet: https://twitter.com/blundell_apps/status/531869788239568896 so if you're in a clicking mood could you share this post and retweet on twitter!

 Thanks so much, CodeClub is a great charity that helps organise code labs where devs teach kids to code in after school / community organised classes. Also If your interested in volunteering in your area check out https://www.codeclub.org.uk/
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Sooo... had a question. Which had a simple answer. And I had a nice GIF of myself lying around on my hard drive. As a result, I just created the Seb's Top Tips series :D
Bring your layouts to life in 5 simple steps!
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Log.e with attitude!
 
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Do you have a library that needs some initial setup like an api key or credentials and without these the library won't work? Now you can use ArrowLogger to highlight this to the developers that use your library.

ArrowLogger allows you to manicly shake your hands in front of your users face and be like "Helllooo you missed this!".

http://blog.blundell-apps.com/arrow-logger-log-louder-than-everyone-else/
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A nice piece by our own +Paul Blundell on the +Intel Developer Zone website.

Well, it's mostly a collection of cool Android-related links. Still really good :)
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Implementing the new PlayServices AdMob API?

I've just been retrofitting it to my apps and found it very repetitive now that you have to connect the adview to the activity lifecycle. I was sick of the boiler plate, so made this simple helper class to make adding Ads an Activity 1 liner:

https://gist.github.com/blundell/421be929800c91ac663b

More explanation here:

http://blog.blundell-apps.com/migrating-to-admob-in-google-play-services-from-admob-sdk-jar/

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Material Design on Android Checklist
By +Roman Nurik, Design Advocate

Android 5.0 brings in material design as the new design system for the platform and system apps. Consumers will soon start getting Android 5.0 and they’re already seeing glimpses of material design with apps like Google Play Newsstand, Inbox by Gmail and Tumblr. Meanwhile, developers now have the Android 5.0 SDK, along with AppCompat for backward compatibility. And designers now have access to Photoshop, Illustrator and Sketch templates. All this means that now—yes now!—is the time to start implementing material design in your Android apps. Today, let’s talk about what implementing material design really boils down to. Below, you’ll find a material design checklist that you can use to mark progress as you implement the new design system…

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Below, you’ll find a material design checklist that you can use to mark progress as you implement the new design system. The checklist is divided into 4 key sections based on the 4 key aspects of material design.
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Just uploaded the slides from our talk cc +Xavi Rigau from Droidcon Stockholm. We got some great feedback, so thinking of doing it at the Droidcon London barcamp.  

Check out the slides : Y U NO CRAFTSMAN http://www.slideshare.net/PaulBlundell2/y-u-no-craftsman-40103329  #DroidconSE #AndroidDev
Releasing a great app is more than having a unique idea. It takes teamwork, collaboration and the will to be the best. At Novoda we make awesomeness happen. This talk is about our process from coding dojos to group design and iterative sprint planning with our customers. We'll describe some of our best practices as well as some of the components that can make a good app great. This includes: - Day-to-day processes: pairing tennis, gif code review...
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Android Studio Tip of the Day: The File Structure Popup
OSX: cmd+f12
Windows/Linux:ctrl+f12 
Other Keymap: Look up the shortcut to the right of this menu: Navigate → File Structure

The idea here is to show an outline of the current class and navigate in it. The best thing about it is that you can filter using your keyboard. This is a very efficient way to go to a method you know by name.

Additional tips:
 - You can use camel-case matching when typing to filter the list. Example: typing "oCr" would find "onCreate"
 - You can toggle a checkbox to also show anonymous classes. It could be useful in some cases like if you want to go directly to the onClick method in an OnClickListener.
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Showing how to migrate from the AdMob SDK to the Google Play Services AdMob SDK, also minimising boilerplate.
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I don't often post on Google+ ... but when I do!

With the help of our awesomeness reincarnate designer: +Qi Qu here at +Novoda we have come up with an XP software craftsmanship poster that will be proudly hanging in our London & Berlin offices.  #AndroidDev  
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