Moving HALs into their own processes better adheres to the principle of least privilege.
Jeff Vander Stoep writes in Shut the HAL Up.
The ViewModel class is designed to hold and manage UI-related data in a life-cycle conscious way. This allows data to survive configuration changes such as screen rotations.
Lyla Fujiwara in ViewModels : A Simple Example.
I later found that the initial salary increases were made in an effort to keep me working there. They were afraid of losing me. This taught me a very important lesson. As a skilled software developer, you’re a valued asset to a wide variety of companies and there’ll be situations where you can pick and choose where you want to work.
Michell Bak in I’m an Android developer.
In my first article on Medium (yay!) I would like to suggest several ways of working with the guidelines in order to create great products.
Dana Fridman in Material Design , Learning the Rules and Breaking Them.
But things have become a whole lot easier, and in this article we’ll look at the new LocationServices APIs to see how to use them, but also check out the performance impact we can expect.
Mark Allison in LocationServices.
Summer has begun!!! Now is a great time to get outdoors, enjoy the weather, and sharpen your Android skills! We’ve picked some of the best content from this past year to make it easy.
realm in 2017 Android Developer Summer Binge List
Because WebView is distributed as a separate APK, Safe Browsing for WebView is available today for devices running Android 5.0 and above. With just one added line in your manifest, you can update your app and improve security for most of your users immediately.
Xiaowen Xin and Renu Chaudhary, Android Security Team in What’s new in WebView security
Two years ago I swore I wouldn’t start seriously learning Kotlin until Google announced support for it. They’ve now done just that—and here I am learning it.
Jose Luis Franconetti in Kotlin for Android Development: Heavyweight Language or Hopeless Hype?
Behind every successful technology is a strong ecosystem. Without the right tools and community, a new programming language will never achieve the uptake required to become a success. That’s why it’s so important that Kotlin is built into the Java ecosystem rather than outside of it.
Joe Kutner in On the Rise of Kotlin
In Kotlin, every class is
finalby default. You must explicitly use the keyword
open, which is the exact opposite of Java’s
final, to allow the class to be capable of inheritance.
Lukas Lechner in How “Effective Java” may have influenced the design of Kotlin — Part 2
Creators of modern programming languages have a big advantage because they are able to analyze the weaknesses of established languages and make things better themselves.
Lukas Lechner in How “Effective Java” may have influenced the design of Kotlin — Part 1
They’re common sense language features that, when compared to Java, end up saving you a bunch of cognitive overhead, keystrokes, and time.
Dan Kim in Kotlin: It’s the little things