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Javier Vargas
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I gave a talk about RecyclerView (plus briefly touching CardView) at yesterday's meetup. I have published my slides to speakerdeck. The sample project should follow on github pretty soon as well.

There is also a blog post in its very early sketches. I hope to publish it soon as well. I will let you know :-)

The short takeaway:

- I very much like what Google has done with RecyclerView. I like the flexible approach where you can change single aspects using special classes. Since Googler's are mere humans as well, probably not all is to like and I might dislike some stuff when I'm going to use it more often, but the general approach suits me.

- I think the addition of a CardView was unnecessary. The one good reason for it, that I've heard of, was to give a unified appearance for all card based UIs in Android. Okay. Can understand that - and I like that. But allowing to change the elevation of a CardView or the corner radius is very much at odds with this.

Oh, BTW: The blog post link at the end of the slides is not working, yet. As I've written, the blog post is going to come soon - please be patient :-) But it will eventually  be available using this link.
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If you are a software developer, you should watch this from beginning to end.

If you are not a software developer, you should watch the first few minutes and the last five minutes. (Or watch it all if you want the full experience :)

I stumbled on this while doing some reading on ideas of current interest to me and I am so glad I did. I just kept finding myself thinking "Yes! This!" I believe I mentioned publicly somewhere recently that I had been reading an essay written in 1992 about the history of Smalltalk by one of its inventors; the number of tie-ins and call-backs between this presentation and that essay was pretty astounding. The message is there if we wish to hear it.
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Material Design brings all of Google's products, regardless of platform, into one overarching design paradigm—and that's something that not even Apple has announced to date.
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This repository contains a lot of Android libraries, tools & resources that you need for development: https://github.com/vbauer/android-arsenal.com
android-arsenal.com - Source to android-arsenal.herokuapp.com
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Fast Track Your Startup by Applying to Startup Launch
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Google I/O 2014
A recap for web developers

The Google I/O 2014 conference was held on 25th and 26th June.

http://aestheticio.com/google-io-2014-recap-web-developers

This year there was quite a lot on offer for web developers. I collected some videos that cover research findings on mobile web usability, google’s new unified design philosophy (Material design), a library called Polymer to help make developing web components easier and last but not least why you should be using HTTPS everywhere.

Topics covered in the talks:
Design principles for a modern web.
Material design; Google’s new visual language used across all new products going forward.
Why Google thinks web components are the future of the web

There is some exciting stuff happening on quite a few fronts lately.  I think the next couple of years are going to be interesting for web development.

What do you think?
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Ladies and gentlemen, it's officially summer! Some say the holidays are the "most wonderful time of the year," but that's kind of hard to believe when the summer sun is knocking at our door every morning.
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    Android developer, 2012 - present
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    Computational Finance, 2010 - 2011
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