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Android Backstage, a podcast by and for Android developers. Hosted by developers from the Android engineering team, this show covers topics of interest to Android programmers, with in-depth discussions and interviews with engineers on the Android team at Google.

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Android Backstage, a podcast by and for Android developers. Hosted by developers from the Android engineering team, this show covers topics of interest to Android programmers, with in-depth discussions and interviews with engineers on the Android team at Google.

    ADB 148: [Constraint|Motion][Layout|Editor]

    ADB 148: [Constraint|Motion][Layout|Editor]

    Sean McQuillan and I talked with Nicolas Roard and John Hoford about MotionEditor, which went stable recently in Android Studio 4.0. But as long as we were talking about that tool, we also talked extensively about MotionLayout in general as well as ConstraintLayout, new features like Flow, the difficulties of animating text properties, and  more. Subscribe to the podcast feed or download the audio file directly. LinksMotionTags screencast seriesMotionEditor guideMotionEditor release articleConstraintLayout guideConstraintLayout 2.0 article John: @johnhofordNicolas: @camaelon Chet: @chethaaseTor: @tornorbye Romain: @romainguy Thanks to continued tolerance and support by our audio engineer, Dustin Elm.

    Episode 147: Jetpack Compose Alpha

    Episode 147: Jetpack Compose Alpha

    The real star of the show: Jetpack ComposeThis week, after a long series of developer previews, we are celebrating the release of Jetpack Compose alpha. In this episode, Clara Bayarri, Matvei Malkov, and Anna-Chiara Bellini are joining Chet and Romain to talk about this milestone. You will learn more about what does the alpha mean to the team, where did Compose come from, how the team approaches API design, some of the challenges behind building a new UI toolkit, and much more. Subscribe to the podcast feed or download the audio file directly. LinksJetpack Compose Tutorials and codelabsAndroid Studio Setup Samples on GitHub Thinking in Compose (video) Chet: @chethaaseTor: @tornorbye Romain: @romainguy Thanks to continued tolerance and support by our audio engineer, Dustin Elm.

    Episode 146: The Game Changer

    Episode 146: The Game Changer

    Dan (played by an icon), Greg, and a tiny Romain in the upper rightThis time, Romain was hosting all on his own for this conversation about game technology with Greg Hartrell, product manager for games on Play/Android, and Dan Galpin, developer advocate for games on Android. They talked about recent developments and offerings for game developers, including the Android development plugin for Visual Studio, other specialized tools for game developers, and new offerings from the team like Android Asset Delivery and Android App Bundle for distribution. Subscribe to the podcast feed or download the audio file directly. LinksBuild Games for AndroidAndroid Game Dev Show Greg: @ghartrellDan: @dagalpin Chet: @chethaase Tor: @tornorbye Romain: @romainguy Thanks to continued tolerance and support by our audio engineer, Dustin Elm.

    Episode 145: Grab that Dagger by the Hilt

    Episode 145: Grab that Dagger by the Hilt

    Eric, Dany, and Romain. Chet not represented to hide the confused look he had on his face during the entire recording.We're injecting dependencies! In this episode, Chet and Romain are joined by Daniel Santiago from Jetpack, and Eric Chang from Dagger to talk about Hilt. Hilt builds on Dagger for form Android's new recommended way to perform dependency injection. And it's also a great opportunity for Chet and Romain to display their lack of knowledge in that space. Subscribe to the podcast feed or download the audio file directly. LinksDagger.dev Hilt on dagger.dev Introduction to Hilt by Dany Dependency injection on Android Chet: @chethaase Tor: @tornorbye Romain: @romainguy Thanks to continued tolerance and support by our audio engineer, Dustin Elm.

    Episode 144: Compilers

    Episode 144: Compilers

    Mads, Chet and TorIn this episode, Chet and Tor talk with Mads Ager from the Android Studio compilers team. We cover a number of subjects, from r8 and d8 optimizations and resource shrinking to work on the Kotlin compiler front- and back-end, as well as the new Kotlin symbol processor. Subscribe to the podcast feed or download the audio file directly. LinksR8/D8: https://r8.googlesource.com/r8KSP: https://github.com/android/kotlin/tree/ksp/libraries/tools/kotlin-symbol-processing-apiKotlin: https://github.com/JetBrains/kotlin/ Mads: @madsager Chet: @chethaase Tor: @tornorbye Romain: @romainguy Thanks to continued tolerance and support by our audio engineer, Dustin Elm.

    Episode 143: Shhhh! Private!

    Episode 143: Shhhh! Private!

    Tor, Romain, Sara, Philip, and a little tiny Chet top-right In this episode, Tor, Chet, and Romain talk with Sara N-Marandi and Philip Moltmann from the Android framework team about some of the new permissions changes in Android 11. We talk about why these changes were made, how to use them correctly in your code, and how things actually work on the inside. Subscribe to the podcast feed or download the audio file directly. LinksDeveloper Guide: Request App PermissionsVideo: Developing with the latest privacy changes in Android 11Video: All things privacy in Android 11 Chet: @chethaase Tor: @tornorbye Romain: @romainguy Thanks to continued tolerance and support by our audio engineer, Dustin Elm.

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

rzawu36 24 ,

Awesome

A rare place where you can find first hand info. It's also a very well produced podcast. I recommend all of the Kotlin ones

mgalgs ,

Great stuff

Usually very informative and fun. There have been a few guests with the infamous Google Snoot, but Chet and Tor are able to keep things down-to-earth and smart at the same time.

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