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Exploring the new Android Architecture Components library
Joe Birch shares his experience with Architecture Components.
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Articles
Arturo Gutiérrez shows how to use Gradle Kotlin Script to create Gradle build scripts written in Kotlin.
When I first learned Kotlin, the difference between val and var seemed simple: val means immutable and var means mutable. The truth is more nuanced than that: val does not mean immutable, val means read-only. 
Dagger 2.10 introduced dagger-android, a new module specifically for Android that aims to conform more closely to DI concept

Google recently released Instant Apps to developers as part of an effort to help kickoff the next big enhancement to the native app experience in Android.

Transforming items emitted by an Observable into other Observables is vital part of programming in RX. There are three common operators to do it and each one has different advantages over another.
Libraries
Static code analysis for Kotlin.

The easiest HTTP networking library for Kotlin/Android.

The Mobile Security Testing Guide (MSTG) is a comprehensive manual for mobile app security testing and reverse engineering.

Videos/Podcasts
While in Minneapolis for DevFest MN, Huyen abducts Patrick Fuentes, Android developer at the Nerdery and co-organizer of GDG Twin cities, from his important work organizing DevFest MN to ask him about getting started and getting involved with the Google Developer Groups.
This was truly one of the most memorable IOs Google has ever conducted. In keeping with tradition, Donn and Kaushik talk with a bunch of awesome #AndroidDev and get their opinions/thoughts on IO and Android in general. As always, these are super fun episodes.
Class of the week
Utility class for creating a default transition that automatically fades, moves, and resizes views during a scene change.


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