Android Developer Tools Essentials - with Mike Wolfson


Schedule:

6:00 - 6:55 Networking and Light Dinner

7:00 - 7:15 Announcements

7:15 - 9:00 Mike Wolfson - Android Developer Tools Essentials


Abstract:

This presentation is an overview of the Android Developer Tools (ADT), including many useful techniques, tips and tricks for getting the most out of them.

As with any set of tools, they are only useful if you are able to identify the right tool for the right job, and know how to find it when you need it. This presentation is designed help every Android craftsman (from beginner to expert) learn how to use the basic toolkit to create the best products possible, with the least amount of effort.

I will walk through an Android project that contains a series of pre-configured examples that highlight the capabilities of theADT. The complete code will be available for download from GitHub so that attendees can follow along, or run the examples themselves at a later time.

In this talk, I will show you how to do all these things:



• Isolate memory problems

• Optimize your UI responsiveness

• Use the emulator effectively (and speed it up)

• Test against multiple form factors

• Generate code automatically

Use Eclipse shortcuts to save time

• Create and edit Layout files

• Access and manage your log files

• and more…


Mike Wolfson, Epocrates:



Mike is a passionate mobile designer/developer working out of Phoenix. He has been working in the software field for more than 15 years, and with Android since its introduction. Currently, he develops Android applications for the health care feild. He has a few successful apps in the Market and is an active contributor to the tech community, including organizing the local GDG.

Mike has spoken about Android and mobile development at a variety of conferences and user groups. When he is not geeking out about phones, he enjoys the outdoors (snowboarding, hiking, scuba diving), collecting PEZ dispensers, and chasing his young (but quick) daughter.



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  • umesh

    Will there be video uploaded for the session

    December 4, 2013

    • Van R.

      Yes. We are recording tonight and it should be up on YouTube sometime within the next week or so. Of course, that is assuming no AV difficulties with the recording tonight.

      2 · December 4, 2013

    • Peter

      Link to the video can be found here: https://plus.google.co...­

      January 8, 2014

  • Alex

    Moved very slowly. My background is working with Android for a couple months now, so I had already dealt with what was discussed in the first 45 minutes. I attended with my friend who is a developer, but has not worked with Android yet. He was unable to follow what was being discussed.
    I liked the core concepts of the presentation, I would have just liked to see it move a bit faster or have what would be covered a bit more clarified.

    1 · December 4, 2013

    • Anil G.

      I agree that there was not an in-depth coverage of the tools but I appreciate Mike sharing his book for free with the attendees: tiny.cc/mwdropbox

      1 · December 5, 2013

    • Alex

      Thank you for sharing the link.

      December 5, 2013

  • Rey S.

    Mike, Thanks for giving us the talk. I find it very helpful. It is interesting to hear some information regarding the Android tools group at Google. Also, thanks for your book and your generosity. Despite the cold night and long drive, it was well worth the drive to be at your presentation.

    December 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great

    December 5, 2013

  • Dagny T

    Excellent presentation. Very practical and insightful info.

    On Googling up later; found both an intro, as well as a more advanced slide deck related to the OReilly book:

    * http://prezi.com/lqbngspahfxy/gdg-devfest-southwest-android-developer-tools-essentials/
    * http://prezi.com/w_sg4fbo1yaf/andevcon-v-developer-tools-essentials-part-ii-advanced/

    1 · December 5, 2013

  • Esref D.

    Hello Everyone!
    I also would like to recommend to watch "Derek Banas" Android Development videos on youtube, he talks about how to install and all other small problems and how to solve them, currently he have 39 video tutorials
    Derek have great presentation and teaching skills, I never feel boring while following his video's, this is his android development playlist on youtube,

    http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLGLfVvz_LVvQUjiCc8lUT9aO0GsWA4uNe

    December 4, 2013

  • j m.

    Great interesting talk!

    December 4, 2013

  • Paul L.

    Presentation did bring very good information on Andriod developers' tools. Very helpful when starting with Android mobile development. Addresses the choices to make and the rationale behind the choices. Mike is also a great and passionate speaker.

    December 4, 2013

  • Dennis

    What happened to the chromebook? I will take it if nobody claims it till the end :)

    1 · December 4, 2013

    • Esref D.

      Hello Van! I gave my uploaded photo copyrights to Deniz , :)

      December 4, 2013

  • Van R.

    Here is link for Computer Science Education Week and the #HourOfCode challenge for next week:

    http://csedweek.org/

    Resources to teach others are here:

    http://csedweek.org/educate/hoc

    2 · December 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Man, building 43 hard to find in the dark! Great pizza and salad. Thanks Google!

    December 4, 2013

  • Daniela B.

    My work schedule is driving me crazy.. So sorry to miss out, but THANK YOU for making a recording available!

    December 4, 2013

  • umit

    I will not be able to make it due to a bad cold. The rest of you 299+1 folks probably do not want it. Changing my RSVP to give someone a chance.

    December 4, 2013

  • Dave R

    Would it be possible to use any of the Google EV chargers they have on campus while attending the meeting?

    December 4, 2013

  • Jayden

    Ah I am really interested going tonight. Anyone interested Google glass please contact me

    December 4, 2013

  • Jorgemx

    I have to stay at work, it's a shame I can't assist

    December 4, 2013

  • Nick M.

    Releasing my spot. I could go but the list is full and I don't do android development yet so I'll let someone else take my spot

    December 4, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I did the same. I have to focus on another opportunity, and as much as I've enjoyed working with Google and Android, and painful as it may be to let to, I have to be realistic. Let someone who can make better use of it have the spot.

      December 4, 2013

  • Jayden

    Anyone is not going and willing to give me their spot? Google glass developer here!

    December 2, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      If anyone else is looking for a spot, I'd be willing to give them mine. I have a lot of things going on and I should simplify.

      December 3, 2013

    • Van R.

      You can not give your spot to someone else. Rather, it goes automatically to next person on wait list when you change your RSVP to No. That is how we handle it through meetup event system.

      3 · December 3, 2013

  • Van R.

    There will not be a live stream, but, it will be recorded and posted within a week afterwards on YouTube.

    1 · December 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will the new Gradle based build system be covered?

    November 29, 2013

    • Mike W.

      I don't really cover this much (this could be a separate session in itself). I do cover it in my book though ;-).

      December 2, 2013

  • Srini

    I want to attend through live link

    December 1, 2013

  • Srini

    I want to attend through live link

    December 1, 2013

  • William Yunjian J.

    Looking forward

    November 29, 2013

  • bigdave

    Yes

    November 29, 2013

  • Paul T.

    Paul Tomkinson

    November 25, 2013

  • Suyash J.

    can't attend on 4th :( if you guys can please record the video that would be awesome@!

    November 20, 2013

  • Jamie H.

    Jamie Howarth

    November 20, 2013

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