As an entirely non-coincidental bonus, I will also get $20 of free food. Help me, help you, help me eat for free.
The food itself is pretty good and the $20 will cover most of two meals and delivery. No commitments or anything, but it's not same day -- order today for tomorrow's dinner.
Season 2 of Android Performance Patterns with just launched, and if you care about your users - you care about performance. Check it out!
Looking to get the most of your Android application? Want to keep your users happy with a great experience? Then lucky for you, Android Performance Patterns is back!
Join your Season 1 host , along with some new partners in crime , , , , , and , for a new set of videos covering efficient Bitmap Usage, Memory Management, Threading, Transparency, LINT, Custom views, Android Wear and MORE.
Oh, and don’t forget to join the Android Performance Patterns G+ Community at http://goo.gl/g7mxmI to get tips and tricks from other developers in the trenches.
Keep calm, profile your code, and always remember #PERFMATTERS
You still reading?? OK GOOD.
Don't be too loud about it, but we're excited to announce that Android Performance Patterns will be serving up the Big Android BBQ this year.
It's going to be two whole days of Android performance slathered between some of the best BBQ in Texas. If you're looking to rub elbows with all the #perfmatters , then this is the place you want to be.
Early bird tickets are now on sale at http://goo.gl/HlSRxG. Event space is limited, so make sure you get your ticket first… THEN tell your friends.
“Because it is not possible to read all books on a given subject, much less the totality of all books, or to organize easily everything one has read, learning from books places a premium on conceptual thinking - the ability to recognize comparable data and events and project patterns into the future. And style propels the reader into a relationship with the author, or with the subject matter, by fusing substance and aesthetics.”
(Emphasis mine.) His context is concern that the availability of information on-demand (thanks to the Internet) threatens to undermine the acquisition of actual knowledge. The result, is that as individuals we expect to “look up” answers to problems rather than think them through using the broader context of history and experience.
I’ve encountered this interviewing job candidates — they’ve learned the “right” answer to some questions, but once we get beyond those memorized responses many are unable to use their knowledge and experience to answer things the don’t yet know.
That said, I don’t agree that, “The acquisition of knowledge from books provides an experience different from the Internet.” The Internet is just a different delivery mechanism.
When I consider my team at Google, I would hope that beyond sharing specific coding tips, we’re able to teach developers the knowledge required to solve new problems. As such, you’ll (hopefully) notice that our presenters are increasingly fusing substance and aesthetics to form stronger relationships with you (our audience).
I think the same truth can be applied to software — both substance and aesthetics are necessary, but neither alone is sufficient, to form a real relationship with your users.
More details to come over the coming weeks; be sure to check https://events.google.com/io2015/ for the latest.
If you've ever wondered what me and the folks on my team are supposed to be doing all day, and what it's like to be part of the team - check out my answers.
Like what you see? We're hiring! ;)
- University of Western AustraliaComputer Science, 1996 - 2000
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