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Stephan Linzner
Software Engineer, Android, Java, Android testing, Clean code, Robotium, Robolectric, Robojuice, OOA, OOD, TDD, PowerMock, Mockito, EasyMock. Agile, Jenkins, Ant, Indoor Localization, Context aware Apps...finally{Passion, Creativity}
Software Engineer, Android, Java, Android testing, Clean code, Robotium, Robolectric, Robojuice, OOA, OOD, TDD, PowerMock, Mockito, EasyMock. Agile, Jenkins, Ant, Indoor Localization, Context aware Apps...finally{Passion, Creativity}

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Android Studio 2.0 with Instant Run

One the most requested features we receive is to make app builds and deployment faster in Android Studio. Today at the Android Developer Summit, we’re announcing a preview of Android Studio 2.0 featuring Instant Run that will dramatically improve your development workflow.

Check out the Android Developer Summit Keynote, and watch the Android Studio sessions streamed live from the event for more details.

Android Studio 2.0 is available now in the canary release channel, so we can get your feedback — so let us know what you think!

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Great presentation on ATSL from +Iñaki Villar​ at devFest Dublin!

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Sounds legit :P
A great addition to your #AndroidDev: Volkswagen detects when your tests are being run in a CI server, and makes them pass.

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We’ve just released a new version of the Android Testing Support Library

This is mainly a bug fix release which includes fixes for Android Marshmallow, JaCoCo Code Coverage, Test Sharding and a more reliable way to close and synchronize with the Android software keyboard. For a comprehensive overview of the new features and fixes please refer to our release notes[1]. To get started with the latest version of ATSL, follow these instructions[2].

With this release we’re also announcing the deprecation of Android-Test-Kit [3]. We created a brand new website[4] dedicated only to ATSL. This website contains documentation, samples, downloads and more. Our support forum has also moved to a new home and can be found here[5].

The samples on github[6/7] have been updated to reflect the latest version of ATSL. New bugs should be filed against our new component on the AOSP bug tracker[8/9] and last but not least, we have a new logo, yay :-)

Happy testing from the ATSL team +Stephan Linzner, +Nick Korostelev & +Jose Alcérreca

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[2] Getting started -
[3] Android-test-kit -
[4] ATSL github page -
[5] Support forum -
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[7] Testing blueprint -
[8] ATSL bug -
[9] ATSL feature -

#androidTesting #buildBetterApps


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Save the date! The inaugural Android Dev Summit is coming to Mountain View, CA on November 23rd-24th, 2015. Join us for 2 days of deep technical sessions from and networking with the Android engineering team. Reg details will be shared soon. We'll also be live streaming for those who wish to tune in remotely. Hope you can join us as we delve deep into the open mobile platform that powers over 1 billion active devices!


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android-apt 1.7 released
I've published an update to android-apt with the following changes:

* Support for annotation processing for unit test source sets. Note that integration in AS only works with the latest 1.4 builds.
* Support for the stand-alone testing plugin that was introduced with the Gradle 1.3.0 version of the Android build tools.

Some FAQs that come up lately:
- Experimental plugin support: that plugin is pretty bleeding edge thus far and has a lot of changes in the DSL. Would probably require a major update. There are still things missing from that plugin so for now not supported.
- Jack support: some work has been done in the android-apt plugin, but there's no way yet to pass annotation processing options to Jack in the current Android Gradle plugin so I'm not yet able to support it.

Checkout android-apt at

#gde   #android   #opensource   #androiddev  

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Love the new annotations! #androidDev #productivity
100 days of Google Dev, Episode 67/100

Learn about new features that we're introducing in Android Studio 1.3. Support for more annotation checks in lint help you write safer code and help you get your apps ready for the new permissions model in Android M.


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I really hope you enjoy our latest project, Android Testing Blueprint. With this project we tried to write most of the boilerplate and glue code, that comes with setting up Android testing, for you. Moreover we chose to go with an educational approach when it comes to actual tests in the sense that we show API features rather than API usage. If you think we are missing something, please feel free to contribute to the project and help us make it better!

Enjoy and #happyTesting  
Android Testing Blueprint

Automated testing of Android applications should be part of any developer's workflow. However putting all the testing-related bits and pieces together can be challenging at times. To improve this experience we've created a brand-new template project called the Android Testing Blueprint (ATBP).

In a nutshell the ATBP is a Github repository which contains a template for end-to-end integration of Google’s testing frameworks and tools. This repository will make it easy to get you started with test integration in existing and new projects. It will also help you master more advanced configurations like Modules, Flavors and ProGuard.

ATBP is available now on the android-testing-templates repository [] on Github. After cloning the repository please make sure you look at the “Getting Started Guide” first to get a glimpse of the project structure and how to run tests for each module.

Please let us know what you think by dropping us a comment below.

Have fun and Happy Testing

+Stephan Linzner and +Jose Alcérreca on behalf of the ATSL team.

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