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as a developer reading things like this are give valuable insight into design and help you make those little design decisions that can make a big difference to your apps.
 
Writing an Effective Design Brief: Awesome Examples And a Free Template To Get You Started via +Canva  http://bit.ly/1D2Wmvt
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no excuses now not to be testing apps as you develop. Super simple and efficient. Thanks +Stephan Linzner et al.
 
Last December, we announced the availability of Espresso 2.0 and AndroidJunitRunner as part of the Android Testing Support Library. The testing support library features and API references are now officially documented on http://developer.android.com/tools/testing-support-library. Happy testing!

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if you're going to pitch expert android and iOS development services then at least make sure your companies portfolio backs up the claim... #facepalm
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add another on to that...Ordering a coffee while talking on your phone $6.00
 
Love this. Maybe we should introduce a similar pricing model for our speeches and workshops :)
Love this. Maybe we should introduce a similar pricing model for our speeches and workshops :)
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20$ !!!
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Nice, and queue up the new projects!
 
Just launched! The Google Maps Roads API helps developers create beautiful visualizations of GPS tracks and provides paying customers access to speed limit data. http://googlegeodevelopers.blogspot.com/2015/03/google-maps-welcomes-new-roads-api.html
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ashamed to say I recognise the anti-pattern mentioned here.
 
Don't break the chain: use RxJava's compose() operator.

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One nice aspect of RxJava is that you can see how data is transformed through a series of operators: Observable.from(someSource) .map(data -> manipulate(data)) .subscribeOn(Schedulers.io()) .observeOn(AndroidSchedulers.mainThread()) .subscribe(data -> doSomething(data)...
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I noticed on http://www.materialup.com that there is a growing number of mockups that use the basic material elements without any noticeable additional styling. Please, please, please add your own twist before we end up with a load of apps that all look the same.
Material is making developers lives easier when it comes to creating a passable user interface, and in the hands of some a truly enjoyable UI. The one big problem I have with it is that there is a tendency for...
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let the forensic examinations begin
 
It is now possible to bring the benefits of your app to your users wherever they happen to be, no matter what device they have near them. Get started today by checking out our new reference sample: it's a bare-bones, but functional music player that works across your phone, car, watch and Google Cast devices. It's built on the new media APIs in Android 5.0 Lollipop and supports all the mentioned form factors in a single codebase!
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finally getting Lollipop update on Moto G (Original) UK.
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simply because you can
 
Last night the #Android team had the brilliant idea to see how THE DRESS was interpreted by Palette, an Android library that snags colors from images.  Here are the results: http://www.willowtreeapps.com/blog/palette-vs-the-dress-what-color-does-android-see/?utm_source=team&utm_medium=team&utm_campaign=palette-vs-dress-DB

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It’s black and blue. That’s what Taylor Swift says. If that’s not enough for you, that’s also what the actual product listing says. But what does Android...
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Nice, and queue up the new projects!
 
Just launched! The Google Maps Roads API helps developers create beautiful visualizations of GPS tracks and provides paying customers access to speed limit data. http://googlegeodevelopers.blogspot.com/2015/03/google-maps-welcomes-new-roads-api.html
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As a lead/senior dev aren't these things just part and parcel of what you should be doing everyday?

"I can, during that time, pair up with 10 less experienced developers and show them how to find solutions in minutes for things that would have taken them hours or days. I can make myself available to answer their questions. I can intervene at the point where they’d have thrown up their arms in frustration and despair and spent the rest of the day reading buzz feed and cracked. I can clear obstacles from their paths and help them get things done. I can get them excited about programming and enjoying their jobs."
 
Beyond avoiding beer, Cobol and Clear Case, I’m not entirely sure how I can alter my circumstances to the marching orders “be 10 times more awesome than you are right now!” What I do know is how I can, in a period of time, create 10 times as much value in the world of programming. It’s really pretty simple. I can, during that time, pair up with 10 less experienced developers and show them how to find solutions in minutes for things that would have taken them hours or days. I can make myself available to answer their questions. I can intervene at the point where they’d have thrown up their arms in frustration and despair and spent the rest of the day reading buzz feed and cracked. I can clear obstacles from their paths and help them get things done. I can get them excited about programming and enjoying their jobs.

If I were a high performing developer, but I did none of that, and just used those less experienced or less engaged developers as a prop to make the claim that I’m in some kind of elite club of “10x” people, the opportunity cost of my attitude would more than offset my skill from an industry perspective. If, instead, I help them up their game and overcome hurdles, then perhaps that 10x designation might actually mean something.


Unless my memory and a quick search of my blog are both mistaken, I've never tackled the controversial concept of a “10x developer.” For those who aren't aware, this is the idea that some programmers are order(s) of magnitude more productive than others, with the exact figure varying.
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