Monthly meetup - September

Each month on the fourth Tuesday an Android meetup will be held at King Street Brewhouse. We’ll kick off at 6:30pm but please feel free to arrive any time from 6pm onwards.

We’ll have a few lightning talks every month at 5-10 minutes each with plenty of time to chat and share ideas.

September Speakers:
- Jeroen Tietema - “Dependency injection on Android with RoboGuice”
- Michael Barlow - "Using the Android Native Development Kit"
- Ali Muzaffar - "Image Caching in Android"

There are still a speaker spot left for the meetup tonight so if you’d like to volunteer to do a 5-10 minute talk, please email John or Georgina.

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  • Georgina R.

    Hi everyone, Jeroen and Michael's slides from Tuesday night are up on the files page of this meetup group. If anyone has any trouble opening them, ping me an email and I'll send them across to you. G

    September 26, 2013

  • Emmanuel V.

    Can anyone tel me the name of the Test tool we spoke about last night. Not monkeyRunner, but the other one ?

    September 25, 2013

  • Ali M.

    I've updated my slides to add details on Google Volley and the missing details on Picasso. http://goo.gl/D94WdN
    Please keep in mind the scope of the comparisons is limited as stated in the "goals" which may be why a library you favor may not have done well. Google Volley for example is excellent in many regards, but it simply does not offer a lot of features for image download and display (other than making the network and caching operations easier).

    1 · September 25, 2013

    • Ali M.

      Thanks for pointing that out. I was looking through the coffee and completely forgot about the NetworkImageView. I'll update it and this should move Google Volley up the ranks.

      September 26, 2013

    • Ali M.

      The slides have been updated, I've updated all the slides. Google Volley now comes in at #2 and that too only because there is no support for image transformation and down sampling (other than what Android provides). It has pushed the other Libraries down the ladder though because it is better than Wu Man's library and easier to use.

      September 26, 2013

  • Ali M.

    Hey guys, here is the link to my presentation on Google Drive.
    If the projector does not work you guys are follow along on your phones: http://goo.gl/D94WdN
    Its a short talm to nothing special there, just a few links that may be useful.

    September 24, 2013

    • Ali M.

      Thanks for pointing out Google Volley. It's great for many things much like AQuery. I haven't used it since it was released at Google IO this year. One warning though, it holds the response from the server in memory whether it's JSON or Images... this could be problematic depending on your needs.

      September 25, 2013

    • Sunil S.

      Robolectric and apkudo were discussed

      September 25, 2013

  • Rod L.

    Are you planning on uploading the presentation for those of us that couldn't go?

    September 25, 2013

    • Georgina R.

      Hi Rod, I'll upload Jeroen and Michael's talks to the meetup tomorrow as they both need to grab some extra info tonight. As you've probably seen, Ali's talk is linked below. Catch you at the next event.

      September 25, 2013

  • Mark H.

    Hi All,

    We three Paloma Mobile guys enjoyed the evening very much; thanks to all involved. The job I talked about is posted here:

    http://www.seek.com.au/job/25173676

    If you know anyone who this would suit and who might be interested, please forward the link:

    Thanks
    Mark Hetherington
    Paloma Mobile

    September 25, 2013

  • Yurii L.

    The meet up was great, thanks to organizers and presenters.

    3 · September 25, 2013

  • Priju

    Hey Guys, I wont be able to make it for todays Android meetup. See you all next month. Hope the sessions would be as interesting as always.Have fun. Will the presentations be available online by any chance ?

    September 24, 2013

    • Georgina R.

      Hi Priju, the presentations won't be recorded unfortunately, but we will try and get some of the slides up on this meetup page or emailed to the group this week. See you at the next one!

      September 24, 2013

    • Priju

      Sure. Thanks Georgine. The slides will do the job :)

      September 24, 2013

  • Ali M.

    Hey guys, I'll take the third spot with a quick talk about "Image Caching in Android". More specifically what I found when I tried to download and display high-res images in Android.

    September 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Had hoped to attend, but didn't spot that it clashes with another meetup.

    September 21, 2013

  • Yurii L.

    Is there any chance to move it? because it is double-booked with http://www.meetup.com/Sydney-JVM-Community/
    And I feel like people from Android community might be interested in visiting Sydney JVM Community meet-ups, for some reason ;)

    September 15, 2013

    • Yurii L.

      thanks for information, and thank you for organizing such a meet-up. Hi Jim, my point is that Java and Android have a lot in common and those interested in Android often also interested in Java, and having two such meet ups clash is not the best situation.

      September 16, 2013

    • jim

      Yuri, true what your saying, the only prob with that is when you combine two subjects (though they may have similarities yet they are distinct for their own environments, eg: there are Java frameworks (from what i heard) that are not compatible for the Android platform. Another thing is that i may only want to learn about programing on the Android specifically. Android uses its own architecture which Java on different platforms would not suffice to use. I dont know if there are many people that share this same view but im voting myself in this situation. I as an Android user/developer would like to keep it simple and stick to the Android, but i guess there are others that want to learn Java as well, hey theres not a problem there. Maybe someone open a Java/Android Users & Developers group. But i dont agree that it should be a one size fits all solution here.. I hope you understand my view. Regards, Jim.

      September 17, 2013

  • Ali M.

    I won't be able to make it, but just my 2 cents. Parsing annotations pre-honeycomb is very slow. Apps can have difference performance criteria so this may or may not be a problem for you.
    Bug report for performance issues pre-honeycomb (interestingly the guy filing the bug used Guice which is what RoboGuice is based off) https://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=7811

    Also, there is always Guice, RoboGuice adds some convenience to Android development but if all you want is dependency injection then just use Guice (it's supported by Google).

    September 10, 2013

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