Fragmented - Android Developer Podcast

Fragmented - Android Developer Podcast
The Fragmented Podcast is a podcast for Android Developers hosted by Donn Felker and Kaushik Gopal.
070: An honest discussion about Realm
Jan 16 • 01:18:16
In this episode Donn and Kaushik have an honest discussion about Realm (a client side database). Donn has worked pretty extensively with Realm and even consulted for their Android platform previously. But Kaushik has only recently dove deeply and tried it…
069: Talking Buck with Uber engineer Gautam Korlam (part 2)
Jan 9 • 00:27:06
We’re back with part 2 of our Buck episode. We continue our chat with Uber Engineer, Gautam. We dive into the details of how buck is used, how you can use it and how it can help you and your team. Learn about how to use it with Gradle and more with OkBuck.
068: Talking Buck with Uber engineer Gautam Korlam
Jan 2 • 00:30:00
We kick off 2017 talking to Uber Engineer Gautam. In first part of this 2 part series, Gautam talks to us about the Uber Android app, the complexity in the architecture, the scaling challenges, the pain points Android developers faced working on such a…
067: Cross platform development with Xamarin cofounder Joseph Hill
Dec 19, 2016 • 00:50:51
In this episode, Donn talks with Xamarin cofounder on how one can use Xamarin for Android development. They start off chatting about using Xamarin just for business logic sharing. This Joseph tells us was the original intention for use. They also touch on…
066: Let’s talk Immutability, Value Types and AutoValue with Ryan Harter
Dec 12, 2016 • 00:42:59
In this episode, we talk to our good friend and immutability champ Ryan Harter. We start off talking about the benefits and disadvantages of immutability, then we dive into Value types and the subtle difference with Value types. Finally we close out by…
065: Developer Platform engineering with Ty Smith
Dec 5, 2016 • 00:45:59
In this episode we talk to Ty Smith about all things Developer Platform. Currently a tech lead at Uber, Ty has quite the illustrious career having worked on some of the biggest names you’ve heard like Uber, Twitter(Fabric), Evernote, Zagat etc. Unlike…
064: Garbage Collection (Android) vs Reference Counting (iOS)
Nov 20, 2016 • 00:23:59
In this mini-Fragment episode, Kaushik talks about the process of Garbage collection and how it compares to Reference counting (which is the equivalent process in iOS). How does each work? What are the differences? Which is better 😁 ? Listen on for all…
063: Effective Java for Android Developers – Item #13: Minimize the accessibility of classes and members
Nov 14, 2016 • 00:22:32
In this mini-Fragment episode, Donn talks about Item #13 of the Effective Java series - Minimize the accessibility of classes and members. You’ll learn why it’s important to limit the access on your public API, how it can help you with development and…
062: Effective Java for Android Developers – Item #12: Consider Implementing Comparable
Nov 7, 2016 • 00:16:38
In this mini-Fragment episode, Donn talks about Item #12 of the Effective Java series - Consider Implementing Comparable. You’ll learn about how you can use the Comparable interface to give your code the extra sorting boost it needs. Work with…
061: The state of event bus(es) today
Oct 24, 2016 • 00:41:53
The age old question: should I be using an event bus today? What is an event bus? what are still some good use cases for an event bus? Can i replace an event bus with RxJava? Donn and Kaushik have at it and try to answer this question that gets asked…
060: Smoke and Mirror Android UI tricks with Israel
Oct 17, 2016 • 00:45:03
We talk with Android UI magician Israel. In this episode, Israel does what magicians are never supposed to do, reveal those exciting magic tricks. He talks about tricks you can use in your Android apps to create a super slick UI, citing examples from…
059: Interview with Chiu-Ki
Oct 10, 2016 • 00:52:07
We talk with the all-star multi-talented GDE Chiu-Ki Chan about testing. Specifically, we dive into leveraging Mockito for your testing needs. What is Mocking, what is Stubbing, what are the different test doubles, how does mockito help with this? Listen…
058: Effective Java for Android Developers – Item #11: Override clone Judiciously
Oct 3, 2016 • 00:20:52
In this mini-Fragment, Donn talks about Item #11 of the Effective Java series - Override clone Judiciously. You’ll learn about the extralinguistic behavior of clone and the Cloneable interface. Clone and Cloneable are very special, and this episode helps…
057: Data Binding with GDE Lisa Wray
Sep 19, 2016 • 00:51:15
In this episode we talk with, Lisa Wray, first of her job title, mother of the Genius Android app and sorceress of Data Binding. What is Data Binding? How does it work? What can you do with it? … and what you can really do with it ! Listen on and find out…
056: GDE Philippe Breault on tinkering with Android Studio (Part II)
Sep 13, 2016 • 00:33:58
We wind this two part series down with GDE Philippe by chatting about postfix completion, live templates, structural search/replace, integrating with external tools, cool configurations and much more. Prepare to be mind blown. Shownotes:…
055: GDE Philippe discusses Tinkering with Android Studio - Part I
Sep 11, 2016 • 00:52:42
In this 2 part series, we talk to the illustrious Philippe of Android Studio tinkering fame. He starts off by discussing the intermediate basics that everyone should know about using Android Studio: window configuration, keyboard shortcuts, navigating the…
054: Git Development Workflow and Branch Versioning for App Devs
Sep 5, 2016 • 00:48:16
Donn and Kaushik discuss how they use git for their development workflow. They also touch on semantic versioning and how they rollout new versions of their app in a controlled fashion. Show notes at
053: Jake Wharton on RxJava (2)
Aug 22, 2016 • 01:06:38
We have Jake Wharton and RxJava in one episode 💥. In this power-packed episode we talk to Jake about the advances in RxJava 1.x since the last time he was on the show and also looking ahead at the advancements coming down with RxJava 2. If you’re…
052: Junit4 tricks with @Parameterized @Enclosing tests
Aug 14, 2016 • 00:15:56
In this mini fragment Kaushik talks about some cool Junit 4 tricks using Parameterize, Enclosing test runners Show notes at 🤘 #AlwaysBeTesting
051: Annotation processing Q&A with GDE Mike Evans
Aug 8, 2016 • 00:39:07
We’ve always wanted to know more about annotation processing, so in this episode we pick GDE Mike Evans’ brains on the topic and ask him a whole bunch of questions. If you’ve thought about diving into Annotation processing but never quite grappled with…
050: GDE gentleman Mark Allison dissects Constraint Layouts
Aug 1, 2016 • 00:44:24
Friend of the show -and one of the finest gentlemen we know- Mark Allison chats with us about Constraint Layouts, what they are, why you need them, what to watch out for and how you can start using them in your application. Shownotes at
049: Translating an app for different languages with Dan Lew
Jul 18, 2016 • 00:46:06
Friend of the show Dan Lew makes a return! In this show Kaushik talks to Dan about translating an app for other languages. Show notes at
048: Tips and tricks we picked in 2016 (I)
Jul 11, 2016 • 00:59:15
2016’s first installment of a grand bonanza of tips and tricks for #AndroidDev! Donn and Kaushik talk about all the tips and tricks they’ve picked up over the first part of this year. Show notes at
047: Interview with Huyen Dao
Jul 5, 2016 • 00:44:22
In this episode we talk to Trello Engineer, GDE, Youtuber, Caster IO instructor and View magician Huyen about all things custom View/ViewGroups. Shownotes:
046: okJesse - A deep discussion on okHttp, okio and Retrofit
Jun 19, 2016 • 00:49:40
Everyone loves Retrofit & okHttp. But how did they come about? Why ok? What was the need for such libraries? We went knocking on the doors of Square trying to find the answers to these question. We were lucky cause we found probably the nicest most…
045: Bluetooth (LE) with Dave (devunwired) Smith
Jun 13, 2016 • 00:51:31
We’ve always been curious about technology and the software surrounding embedded devices and the like. One such technology that’s ubiquitous these days is Bluetooth (LE). In this show we talk with embedded technology expert and all round super smart…
044 – Effective Java for Android Developers – Item #10
Jun 6, 2016 • 00:12:45
In this mini-Fragment, Donn talks about Item #10 of the Effective Java series - Always Override toString. You’ll learn why it’s important for your own sanity, future developers, and overall developer happiness.
043: Google IO (Part 2)
May 31, 2016 • 00:57:18
In Part 2 of our Google IO special we continue asking some simple questions to the best AndroidDev today. This concludes our IO special for this year. Hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. By popular demand we added some extra specials at the very end,…
042: Google IO 2016 (Part 1)
May 31, 2016 • 00:56:55
In Part 1 of our Google IO special we talk to a whole bunch of amazing AndroidDev. We go around asking them a few simple questions. Questions, that you probably thought to ask when you saw them in person, but just forgot to. Shownotes:…
041: YAGNI
May 23, 2016 • 00:11:48
In this mini Fragment, Donn talks about one of his favorite topics, YAGNI. YAGNI is an acronym that stands for “You Arent Going To Need It”. Donn explains what it is, why its useful and shares a personal story of how he was introduced to the YAGNI concept…
040: Internal Library Dependency Management with GDE Kelly Shuster
May 16, 2016 • 00:39:50
In this mini episode, we talk with the lovely Kelly Shushter about Internal Library Dependency Management. Kelly is a GDE, the Director of Women Who Code (Denver chapter), a developer at Thoughtbot, a mind blowingly good AndroidDev and just an all round…
039: Talking TextView with Elliott Chenger
May 9, 2016 • 00:41:53
In this episode we chat with our friend an all round amazing AndroidDev Elliott Chenger. Elliot does Android development for Under Armour and knows a thing or two about TextViews. We talk TextViews, font rendering complications in Android, performance…
038: What Android Devs Need to know about N
May 2, 2016 • 00:34:32
In this episode, Donn and Kaushik look at the Android N developer preview. They highlight the biggest changes that you as an Android Developer should keep an eye out for. There are tonne of features in N, so listen to this episode to get the highlights.…
037: Decompress 1 : Xcode, Fonts sizes, Testing and yes Agera!
Apr 25, 2016 • 00:39:34
In this very first edition of our Decompress episode we talk about life being code as an Android developer, some Xcode hating, Testing woes and the intensly discussed library that Google recently released Agera!
036: Working Remotely
Apr 18, 2016 • 00:23:58
In this mini Fragment we touch on a highly requested topic - working remotely. Donn talks about how to ease into remote working, tools for working remotely, tips and tricks for staying sane and productive while remote and he wraps it up by discussing the…
035: Vector drawables for Android
Apr 11, 2016 • 00:14:30
In this mini Fragment we touch base on all the things you need to know about Vector drawables for Android development. How one can use it today, the recommended usage for vector drawable and formats, the limitations and everything else you need to know as…
034: Effective Java - Item 9
Apr 4, 2016 • 00:17:58
033: Talking Gradle with GDE Annyce Davis
Mar 28, 2016 • 00:40:04
In this episode we talk Gradle with the amazing and awesome Annyce Davis. We deal with the basics of Android’s build system and dabble with some tips on improving your build times. Also we released our first ever Fragmented T-shirt in collaboration with…
032: Making sense of Android Support Library version numbers
Mar 14, 2016 • 00:12:34
The Android Support library framework is the biggest boon to Android developers. But how does one makes sense of the different versions and revisions available? In this fragment we try to address that question.
031: Effective Java - Item 8
Mar 7, 2016 • 00:14:36
In this mini Fragment, we introduce Joshua’s eighth Item. This one is a doozy, probably one of the longest items in the group of the effective Java series, but most definitely quite important. Stay tuned for more items from our “Effective Java for Android…
030: Material Design for developers with GDE Mike Wolfson
Feb 29, 2016 • 00:43:32
In this episode we talk to Material Design Master and Google Developer Expert Mike Wolfson. What does Material design mean to us developers? How does one use the numerous support libraries to help with this? What widgets should and shouldn’t we be using?…
029: All about the infamous 65,536 dex method count
Feb 21, 2016 • 00:08:35
If you’ve been an Android developer in the last 2 years, you must have seen this dreaded exception: dex: method ID not in [0, 0xffff]: 65536 Quick googling would immediately bring up the phrase “65K method count” and the recommended solution…
028: Tips & Tricks for Android developers
Feb 15, 2016 • 00:38:05
Feast yourselves to a grand bonanza of tips and tricks with this episode! Donn and Kaushik talk about the tips and tricks they’ve picked up over the course of 2015.
027: Talking Realm with Christian Melchior
Feb 5, 2016 • 00:43:47
Realm pro and overall genius Christian Melchior joins us in this episode to talk about all things Realm.
026: LetMeExplainYou AndroidDev like a pro
Jan 21, 2016 • 00:41:18
In this episode Donn and Kaushik chat with the one and only Israel Ferrer Camacho. They discuss a talk Israel gave sometime back on “Android development like a pro”, exchanging war stories on patterns like MVP, MVVP clean architecture etc.
025: Effective Java for Android developers : Item 7
Dec 27, 2015 • 00:11:35
In this mini Fragment, we introduce Joshua’s seventh Item and a momentous end to the first chapter: Avoid finalizers. Stay tuned for more items from our “Effective Java for Android developers” Fragment series.
024: Effective Java for Android developers : Item 6
Dec 15, 2015 • 00:12:59
Joshua’s sixth Item: Eliminate obsolete object references , in a distinctively croaky voice. Stay tuned for more items from our [“Effective Java for Android developers” Fragment series.
023: Android Dev Summit Recap
Nov 29, 2015 • 00:35:11
Donn and Kaushik cover the happenings of Google’s very first Android Developer conference - “Android Dev Summit”. Together, they attended the conference both virtually and physically! Listen on for the highlights.
022: Effective Java for Android developers : Item 5
Nov 20, 2015 • 00:12:27
In this mini Fragment, we introduce Joshua’s fifth Item: Avoid creating unnecessary objects. Stay tuned for more items from our “Effective Java for Android developers” Fragment series.
021: Diving Deep with Dagger
Nov 13, 2015 • 01:15:27
In this episode, Kaushik and Donn dive deep into the Dependency Injection library - Dagger. We have a cameo by Dagger creator Jesse!
020: Talking Kotlin with Hadi Hariri
Oct 26, 2015 • 01:24:27
A tonne of folks have been asking for a show on Kotlin. We got the best person in the business to take us through what could possibly be our new hope.
019: Effective Java for Android developers : Item 4
Oct 15, 2015 • 00:06:32
Singer and Android developer Donn Felker explores Joshua Bloch’s fourth Item: Enforce noninstantiability with a private constructor. Stay tuned, cause we got more of these quick ones coming.
018: Effective Java for Android developers : Item 3
Oct 8, 2015 • 00:11:55
In this mini Fragment, we introduce Joshua’s third Item: Enforce the Singleton property with a private constructor or an enum type. Stay tuned for more items from our “Effective Java for Android developers” Fragment series.
017: Getting Close with Android Nearby
Sep 21, 2015 • 01:01:10
In this power packed episode, Donn returns… If that wasn’t amazing enough, Andrew and Akshay from Google join us to talk about Nearby.
016: Effective Java for Android developers : Item 2
Sep 1, 2015 • 00:12:46
In our third Fragment installment, we introduce Josh’s second Item: Consider a builder when faced with many constructor parameters.
015: Amanimations - Animations with Amanda
Aug 21, 2015 • 01:04:58
In this episode we talk to Amanda about how she got started as an Android developer, working at Venmo, her path to mastering Java and Android, dabbling with the dark side and Animations in Android!
014: Effective Java for Android developers : Item 1
Aug 10, 2015 • 00:17:13
We’ve mentioned the book “Effective Java” by Joshua Bloch quite a few times on previous episodes. At this point, everyone knows they should have read this book (quadruple times). But it’s a dense read and everyone could use a reading buddy. Also, what…
013: Corey Latislaw on TDD and Testing
Aug 3, 2015 • 01:02:26
In this episode we revisit the topic of Testing, looking at it from a TDD perspective. Globetrotter, Kata Queen, TDD practitioner and overall boss of Android development - Corey Latislaw, joins us in this episode with thoughts, tips and tricks on pulling…
012: Continous Integration and Collective Code Ownership
Jul 21, 2015 • 00:21:29
In the first “Fragment” installment we’re going to talk about Continuous Integration (CI) and Collective Code Ownership (CCO). Donn talks about what CI is, why its important and how it benefits you and your team. He then dives right into CCO and how it…
011: The Fowler Road to a Clean Architecture
Jul 14, 2015 • 01:07:21
In this episode - Donn and Kaushik dive into a topic that is very near and dear their hearts - application architecture. They talk about how Martin Fowler has inspired a lot of their architectural decisions and how they’re moving towards defining what a…
010: Boning Up on Core Java with Michael Bailey
Jun 23, 2015 • 01:36:56
In this episode Donn and Kaushik talk to the very talented Michael Bailey about core Java principles and practices. Michael has quite the deep and passionate understanding of Java and we thought it would only be perfect to share this episode with a very…
009: Google IO Special
Jun 3, 2015 • 01:29:40
This is the special Google I/O 2015 episode. In this episode - Kaushik makes the trek to Google I/O and chats with various Android developers about their favorite part of Google IO. I was not able to make it but Kaushik was able to interview of top…
008: Pocket Casts Amazingness with Philip Simpson
May 19, 2015 • 01:24:16
In this episode, we talk to Philip Simpson, one of the rockstar developers of the amazing Pocket Casts Android Application. We learn about how Philip and his partner, Russell, started Shifty Jelly and how they grew their team from a two-person shop to a…
007: Jake Wharton on Testing, SqlBrite, NotRxAndroid, RxJava and Much More
May 6, 2015 • 01:19:26
In the final part of this two-part segment, we continue our talk with Jake Wharton. We dive right into the topic of testing. Jake then talks about his approach to testing apps in Android and the different languages that he finds interesting. We then move…
006: Jake Wharton on Becoming a Better Developer and Creating Successful Open Source Projects (Part 1)
Apr 29, 2015 • 00:54:14
In part one of this two-part segment, we talk to the one and only Jake Wharton. He gives us the scoop on how he operates day to day, what he looks for in a good Android developer and how to become a better Android developer. He also touches upon the…
005: Image libraries for Android
Apr 17, 2015 • 01:34:21
In this episode of Fragmented, Donn and Kaushik start off by discussing the tips and tricks available for efficiently loading images in an Android app. Good image libraries make use of these techniques and perform all the heavy lifting in the background.…
004: The RxJava show with Dan Lew (Part 2)
Apr 1, 2015 • 00:54:42
In this episode of Fragmented, Donn and Kaushik continue their conversation with Dan Lew on RxJava. In the final part of this 2 part series, they talk about many useful RxJava operators and other intricacies of using RxJava in Android.
003: The RxJava show with Dan Lew (Part 1)
Mar 18, 2015 • 00:55:52
In this episode of Fragmented, Donn and Kaushik interview Dan Lew - druid of RxJava & RxAndroid! In part 1 of this 2 part series, we find out more about the one they call Dan Lew. We ask Dan how he started off as a developer, how he stays on top of…
002: Android Studio
Mar 3, 2015 • 00:56:56
In this episode of Fragmented, Donn and Kaushik talk about the official IDE for Android development – “Android Studio”. Why should you care about your IDE? Is Android Studio really open source? What are some of the advantages of using Android Studio? How…
001: Welcome & Testing in Android
Feb 17, 2015 • 01:07:03
Welcome to the very first episode of Fragmented. Donn and Kaushik talk about why they started the podcast, the structure of the podcast and a little about who they are. The main topic for this episode is Testing! What are the benefits of testing, in…