Android Live Q&A Ep. 4 - wiseAss
Welcome to the blog post for Android Live Q&A Episode 4. If appropriate/when I have time, I’ll update notes, important links, and so forth to this page.
Topics by Timestamp
0:00 - Question from Omar S. Should Beginner/Intermediate Developers consider switching to learning Kotlin instead of Java?
9:05 - Will I be making a Kotlin Tutorial?
10:05 - PosTrainer and Decoupling System Services from Activites
18:20 - I find it funny that the most Complicated API I’ve ever configured is based on a Concept which could be understood by a Child very easily. Dagger 2 - Dependency Injection
22:10 - What is an Adapter, and how can we figure that out by Reading the Documentation for it?
32:25 - What is the ViewHolder Pattern, and how does it relate to Adapters?
35:23 - Bonus: Where should you put your Adapters?
38:30 - Opinion: Is Retrofit better than Volley? How would I decide between two APIs that do the same things?
42:20 - What Library would you suggest for Loading Images from Services (such as REST or Database)?
52:20 - Ryan hits Puberty again.
54:00 - Viewer Comment from Darel: Glide is another Image Processing Library, which is designed with Lifecycle events in mind. (Glide is not from Square! I corrected this in the Video, but I wanted to mention this again since it was my mistake to assume that it was.)
56:40 - Off Topic: Random tangent into Languages I’m interested in, and why Parents should never discourage a person from Learning a Language!
1:00:00 - How can a person get invited to the wiseAss Slack group?