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I’m a big fan of Databinding for Android, and have been using it with much success for a while now.
Every once in a while though, I end up with a baffling error that grinds productivity to a halt. The most recent error looked like this:
cannot generate view binders java.lang.StackOverflowError
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A while back, I wrote about simplifying our app distribution process using Beta by Crashlytics.
Simplifying App Distribution with Beta by Crashlytics
Since that time, I had been thinking (and receiving questions) about how to handle multiple buildTypes and productFlavors more gracefully. When I originally described our approach we only needed to worry about a single build target. After a while, we added a second productFlavor and the fastest solution was to simply copy our custom gradle tasks and make new versions for the new build target.
That solution got us up and running quickly, but it always bothered me that we now had a sizable chunk of duplicate code in our gradle file. When it came time to add yet another product flavor, the time had come to think about a better solution
Thankfully, it was pretty easy to leverage the power of gradle to create custom distribution tasks for each buildType/productFlavor combination without having to manually duplicate any code.
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With the excitement of Google IO ’16 behind us, I wanted to do a quick summary of the stuff I found most interesting.
This year that list includes the following:
- Instant Apps
- Android Studio
- Android Developer Certification
- and more…
I’m happy to say that Beta 1 of MarvelAndroid is available! What is it for? This library is aimed at making it easier for developers to make awesome comic book apps with the Marvel Comics Api. There is a wealth of awesome Marvel content available through the api, and with MarvelAndroid quickly accessing that content…
How to schedule a text with the Android AlarmManager