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Welcoming Android 10!
After more than a year of development and months of testing by early adopters, we’re ready to introduce Android 10 to the world!

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Articles
Next time you’re scratching your head wondering why an innocent looking unit test with LiveDatas is failing, or staring at an empty screen that should show… something, you should remember that a LiveData that is not observed won’t emit updates. In this post you’ll learn some good practices to avoid this problem.
In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to use and create live templates in Android Studio so you can write code more quickly.
From day one, we designed Android to be a flexible, adaptive platform. Most people picture a smartphone when they think of Android, but Android also powers an amazing number of large-screen devices.
An Android Apprentice’s journey to understand Pandora’s migration from AsyncTask to newer APIs.
Libraries
🚀Booster is an easy-to-use, lightweight, powerful and extensible quality optimization toolkit designed specially for mobile applications. The primary goal is to solve quality problems with the increase of APP complexity, such as performance, stability, and package size, etc.
Videos/Podcasts
Donn and Kaushik talk about testing RxJava streams with a Kotlin extension method and how and when to test various scenarios. Donn talks about his thoughs on the Testing Pyramid and why he think’s its incorrect and how you can help shift your thinking in regards to it. They then talk about IDE themes and how the theme can help you with your day to day development and more.
GDE, Freelancer, Teacher, and Author Erik Hellman helps us process Android Threading and Jenn takes us back to 101 with starting points for jumping on the Android Development Path.
Class of the week
Dispatcher that can be used to register OnBackPressedCallback instances for handling the ComponentActivity.onBackPressed() callback via composition.
Beyond Android
ORMs are something that seem cool until you have to do anything with them, and then they just get in the way. Their promises (backend-agnostic, write type-safe native code, less boilerplate) sometimes have a catch and sometimes are just false.