AndroidChat is a fantastic community of almost 2000 developers with a love of all things code. It’s a fantastic place to go to for help, advice or just
to slack off a casual conversation during the work day. A lot of content gets shared; sometimes related to trending topics such as code and policy, and other times just helpful tips, tricks and resource.
This newsletter hopes to bring you some of the best content each week.
Top content in #development
- The Contextual Podcast - Episode 2 - shared by artem_zin
The Context is a brand new podcast by Artem Zinnatullin that covers modern Android development. Episode 2 features notable guest Michael Evans who shares some his experiences in testing.
- WHY WON’T THIS WORK?! Coding Angry for Fun and Profit - shared by zanmarkan
Reto Meier shares his thoughts and struggles working as a developer. This is a post that I’m sure we can all relate to.
- What Context references can and can’t do - shared by dwillmc
Sometimes it gets a little confusing figuring out what type of Context references does what.
Top content in #policy
- Introducing /policy - shared by we-build-peter
Innovation needs allies. Slash (/) policy is a new Slack group that focuses on politics and public policy from a tech entrepreneur’s point of view.
Apple hires plenty of interns all year round, but one particular addition revealed this week caught the eye given the company’s current position opposing a controversial order to enable the FBI to access the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters.
- Google - Interested in the Digital Single Market? - shared by langerhans
The last few weeks of December 2015 saw a lot of action around the issue of Digital Single Market (DSM). This is an EU initiative to eliminate barriers for digital goods and services. If implemented smartly, a DSM would make cross-country purchases easier and could even allow you to access your UK Netflix account while you’re in France, for example. In short, a DSM could be a boon for growth and innovation.
Top content in #beginners
- JSon Schema 2 Pojo - shared by lungo
Generate plain old Java objects from JSON or JSON-schema.
- Android Animations - shared by 1mike12
Nice tutorial detailing how to orchestrate animations.
Top content in #hangout
- Host card emulation sample - shared by langerhans
This app is a simple demo app where most of the code was taken from the Host-based Card Emulation documentation - by grundid on GitHub
Comic strip of the week
- Geek and Poke, How to write a CV - shared by krosty4782