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Alan Viverette
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Android Framework Engineer, UI Toolkit
Android Framework Engineer, UI Toolkit

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It's supposed to rain later, so at least we've got that going for us.
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I'm super excited for my team's first ever AmA. We'll be hanging out answering questions about the Android framework, our favorite types of donuts, and what it's like to work with +Chet Haase​​.
Upcoming AMA with Android engineering team, July 19 @12pm PT * /r/androiddev

The Android engineering team will participate in its first ever AMA on /r/androiddev this Tuesday, July 19 from 12-2pm PT.

This will be your chance to ask us any and every technical question related to the development of the Android platform -- from the APIs and SDK to specific features. Please note that we want to keep the conversation focused strictly on the engineering of the platform.

https://goo.gl/8bRZKN
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Alexa, what's in a whiskey sour?

Well, if she says so...
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Themes & styles talk now available on YouTube, for those of you who couldn't attend I/O (or could, but didn't want to wake up early). Featuring +Chris Banes and myself explaining the deep, dark secrets of Android themes and styles.
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+Chris Banes​, +Tenghui Zhu​, and my talk on What's New in Support Library is now available on the Google Developers YouTube channel!
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+Chris Banes and I will attempt to teach you the many intricacies of Android's styling system #io16  
+Alan Viverette and I will attempt to teach you the many intricacies of Android's styling system #io16

If you don't learn something by the end of this, you should come and work in the Android UI Toolkit team.
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N DP2: Now with more bug fixes and performance improvements!

But seriously, here are the release notes.
Android N Developer Preview 2, out today!
Android N Developer Preview 2, out today!
android-developers.blogspot.co.uk
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I spent this evening writing a Java-based Alexa Skill that lets me check the state of my apartment building's laundry room. So now I can say, "Alexa, open Laundry View" and it responds "There are X washers and Y dryers available."

Overall, the process of going from a simple Java app that prints to the console to an AWS-based Speechlet that can run on my local Echo device was surprisingly painless and the APIs are well-documented.

The AWS / Alexa Skill setup documentation provided with Amazon's sample apps, however, is basically "take this UUID on this AWS page, copy it here, compile again, copy another incomprehensible number and put it on some unrelated page, then click these buttons in this order." I have no idea what I just did, but the skill showed up in the Alexa app so I'm a happy camper.
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+Jackie Kustan​ working on our Gingerbread Eichler.
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You're a good man, Mark Zuckerberg.
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