Do you feel intimidated when it comes to testing your Android Apps? Does Server Dependency as the main source of flakiness always scare you?
Have you leveraged Dependency Injection, Repository Pattern, MVP or MVVM pattern and using fakes or mocks to make your code highly testable but still feel something is incomplete.
Do you have a legacy code base and wonder if there could be a way to efficiently test it without having to do even a slight refactoring. Well then you are at the right place.
Android P is almost here! As we put the finishing touches on the new platform, today we're bringing you Android P Beta 4. Beta 4 is the last preview milestone before we launch the official Android P platform later this summer. Take this opportunity to test your apps and publish updates, to make sure you offer a great experience for users transitioning to Android P!
Detekt is a static analyze tool for the Kotlin language. It’s open source, in active development and friendly to first time contributors. If you know PMD or Findbugs it’s very familiar and specialises in code smells for Kotlin. Extending Detekt with your own custom rule is super straightforward.
Android KTX is one of the new kids in the Android Jetpack family. It’s a collection of Kotlin extension functions that will beautify and give a Kotlin-ish touch to existing Android APIs. KTX takes advantage of many of the awesome features in the Kotlin language to make all the old and rusty Java Android APIs feel like brand new.
The Android developer community has long expressed a desire to contribute more easily to AndroidX; however, this was always a challenge due to the reasons described above. This changes today: AndroidX development is moving to public AOSP. That means that our primary feature development (except for top-secret integrations with the platform 😀) and bug fixes will be done in the open using the r.android.com Gerrit review tool and changes will be visible in the aosp/androidx-master-dev branch.