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Alec Noller04/15/14
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SDK Manager Plugin for Gradle Android Builds

Jake Wharton has released an SDK Manager Plugin for Gradle Android builds, and covers details for usage, examples of output, and a full list of features.

Paul Hammant04/14/14
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Continuous Delivery: The Price of Admission

In this article, I’m going to outline the importance or addressing your company’s source-control use before diving too far into CD. Specifically, I’m suggesting that you should decide whether your enterprise should do Trunk Based Development (TBD) in one big trunk or not.

Paresh Mayani04/14/14
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Be a Lazy but Productive Android Developer, Part 6: Staggered GridView

In this episode, we are going to talk about Staggered GridView and making app awesome by including it in our Android app.

Alec Noller04/14/14
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7 Tips for Using RxJava on Android

It's pretty clear that some people are very fond of RxJava, but that's not to say there are no hurdles to overcome. This recent post explores the author's first foray into RxJava, and while his opinion is clearly favorable, he suggests that there was a fairly substantial learning curve.

Max Katz04/14/14
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Creating a Tip Calculator Mobile App in Appery.io with jQuery Mobile and PhoneGap

Smashing Magazine published an article on how to build a Tip Calculator app using mobile technologies including jQuery Mobile and PhoneGap. As Appery.io is based on jQuery Mobile and PhoneGap, the author figured he would show that it is even faster and easier to build exactly the same app in Appery.io.

Alec Noller04/13/14
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The Best of the Week (Apr. 4): Mobile Zone

Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the Mobile Zone. This week's best include how to capture signatures on Android devices, an HTML5 framework for mobile web apps, Android UI tips, and more.

Paresh Mayani04/11/14
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Be a Lazy But Productive Android Developer, Part 5: Image Loading Library

If you are a lazy Android developer and looking for image loading library, which could help you to load image(s) asynchronously without writing a logic for downloading and caching images then this article is for you.

John Blanco04/11/14
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How to Speed up Android Studio

The author adopted Android Studio early to get a jump on things. And in that time, he's certainly had his share of frustrations with it, but it’s going to be a superior tool to ADT when it comes out of beta, so it’s worth it to use it now. Here’s a few tips he’d like to share with you if you do plan on using it.

Mitch Pronschinske04/10/14
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Mobile App Development Platforms: What Features Should We Compare?

We want to know what information you evaluated about Mobile Application Development Platform solutions in order to choose the best one for your use case.

Paresh Mayani04/10/14
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Be a Lazy but a Productive Android Developer, Part 4: Card UI

Welcome to part 4 of the “Be a lazy but a productive Android developer” series. If you too lazy an Android developer to create row items for ListView/GridView, but would want to create an awesome ListView/GridView in a few easy steps, then this article is for you.

Alec Noller04/10/14
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How a 17-Year-Old Android Developer Scammed Thousands

Last month, a 17-year-old Android developer from Texas published an app called "Virus Shield," which was was downloaded by thousands for $3.99 before reaching the number one spot among paid apps on Google's Play Store. Unfortunately, the app didn't do anything.

Max Katz04/10/14
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Creating Push-enabled Apps in Appery.io

This webinar demonstrates how to create push-enabled apps in Appery.io, how to use channels to send messages to specific users, and how to send messages from third apps using a push API.

Alec Noller04/09/14
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Dev of the Week: Dustin Marx

Every week here and in our newsletter, we feature a new developer/blogger from the DZone community to catch up and find out what he or she is working on now and what's coming next. This week we're talking to Dustin Marx, software developer, writer, and presenter.

Andrew Fuqua04/09/14
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Don’t Estimate Spikes

If you implement all of your spikes for each release in a “Sprint 0″, you could estimate them. If you do, do so always so that your velocity will be reliable. Spikes are, like defects, generally harder to estimate correctly relative to user stories. It’s best to time-box them.

Alec Noller04/09/14
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The mechanics of UI creation in Android development are not always the most intuitive. For that reason, Huyen Tue Dao has written a set of tips on when to use Android's MATCH_PARENT and when to use FILL_PARENT.