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Google, you have one more day for releasing Preview 2! :) 

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I guess you forgot the text below that image...

Preview 1 (initial Preview release, late May), Preview 2 (late June/early July), and Preview 3 (near final, late July)
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"Don't just write tests - test yourself"
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safe travels.
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When it comes to writing code, the number one most important skill is how to keep a tangle of features from collapsing under the weight of its own complexity. I've worked on large telecommunications systems, console games, blogging software, a bunch of personal tools, and very rarely is there some tricky data structure or algorithm that casts a looming shadow over everything else. But there's always lots of state to keep track of, rearranging of values, handling special cases, and carefully working out how all the pieces of a system interact. To a great extent the act of coding is one of organization. Refactoring. Simplifying. Figuring out how to remove extraneous manipulations here and there.
Organizational Skills Beat Algorithmic Wizardry. I've seen a number of blog entries about technical interviews at high-end companies that make me glad I'm not looking for work as a programmer. The ability to implement oddball variants of heaps and trees on the spot.
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Wooooop!
 
Breaking news! #wakeupPhilae  
Tweet Rosetta's lander Philae is out of hibernation! The signals were received at ESA's European Space Operations Centre in Darmstadt at 22:28 CEST on 13 June. More than 300 data packets have been analysed by the teams at the Lander Control Center at the German Aerospace Center (DLR). "Philae is doing very well: It has an operating temperature of -35ºC and has 24 Watts available," explains DLR Philae Project Manager Dr. Stephan Ulamec. "The lande...
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BREAKING: We have a complete photo from ‪#‎LightSail‬ in space.
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So Mozilla's Whistler Work Week ended with a party on the top of a mountain. Absolutely stunning view. Now it's time to head home! :)
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Looks great! Have a safe return!
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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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Why I can't stand twitter...
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don't get it .... do I need to use twitter first? ;-)
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My favorite feature of Firefox for Android Nightly builds are Tab Queues. You can compare them to what Link Bubble does (Open links in the background). Even though this feature is not as polished just yet (It's a Nightly build after all), it's super convenient to have this functionality backed directly into your browser.

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Queue links in Firefox instead of switching applications each time.
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I have been using Link Bubble with Firefox Mobile as fallback browser for quite a while now; it'll be quite exciting to see if this can replace Link Bubble. I think I am getting tempted to try out Firefox Nightly.
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You can waste a lot of time searching and trying apps that make you more productive. What is your favorite?
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Currently using Clear Focus (Yet another Pomodoro timer): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=personal.andreabasso.clearfocus
Does its job and doesn't look too shitty (even though "Holo" looks kinda dated now).
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Scanning…

I'm really excited to see the new fingerprint API⁰ in Android M so made this little exploration demonstrating how you might prompt for a fingerprint and then show success or failure.  I'm using a couple of neat tricks provided by AnimatedVectorDrawable¹:

● Morph the paths of parts of the fingerprint to create the tick/cross.
● Use a copy of the fingerprint and a moving clip-path to create the scanning effect.

There are quite a few moving parts but you can find the code here:

https://gist.github.com/nickbutcher/29244da0ee9914001e09

#androiddev   #androiddesign  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOn7VrTRlA4&index=11&list=PLOU2XLYxmsIJDPXCTt5TLDu67271PruEk
¹ https://developer.android.com/reference/android/graphics/drawable/AnimatedVectorDrawable.html
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Mobile developer (Android)
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Android development
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  • Mozilla Corporation
    Software Engineer - Firefox for Android, 2015 - present
  • Quartett mobile GmbH
    Android developer, 2013 - 2015
    Working on Automotive Android applications for Audi.
  • 1&1 (GMX, WEB.DE, mail.com)
    Senior Android developer, 2011 - 2013
    Working on the Android mail applications for WEB.DE, GMX, 1&1 and mail.com.
  • Android Developer (Freelancer)
    Freelancer, 2011 - 2011
  • Jimdo GmbH
    Web developer, 2008 - 2011
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Android developer living in Bavaria (Passau & Munich). Developer of Yaaic and blogging about Android development on Androidzeitgeist.com.
Introduction
Hi! I'm Sebastian and working as a senior Android developer in Munich.

I developed Yaaic - an Android IRC client with now more than 100.000 downloads. Besides that I'm blogging about Android development on Android Zeitgeist and have been the technical reviewer of the book Smashing Android UI. Last but not least I'm one of the organizers of the GDG Android Munich.

I love conferences, nerds, open-source / free software, Android and web development.

Make friends, learn stuff, make the world a better place.
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Passau - Hamburg - Bonn
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These burgers are great!
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Have been here for various GTUG, Android user group and other social events. It's a nice place to hang around. And for all "Nordlichter": You can get Astra here. :)
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Another nice place to hang around in Munich.
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The food was very good and so are the cocktails. If a dish is listed as hot/spicy then they mean it.
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