Fragments: Why, How, and What For?

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Fragments: Why, How, and What For? by Brenda Cook

This talk will cover how Fragments work in detail by comparing and contrasting them to something we know well, Activities. In it, I will also cover examples and use cases. Fragments: Why, How, and What For? is targeted toward developers who may not have had a lot of experience using Fragments or those who want to understand them better.

Why? - Why did Google introduce Fragments? Aren’t Activities enough?
How? - How do Fragments work?
What For? - Example and use cases highlighting Fragment reuse, single pane vs multi-pane, ViewPager, NavigationDrawer and DialogFragment.

About Brenda Cook

Brenda Cook is an Android Software Engineer at SportsLabs, maker of Gameday college sports apps. She is a former Network Engineer specializing in Cisco Networking and Security Appliances who made the leap into software in 2011. Since then, she has been doing Android development and dabbles in other technologies that fall under the Internet of Things (IoT) category. As someone who has always been passionate and excited about technology, she tries to spread that excitement and enthusiasm to others through volunteer teaching in high schools, speaking engagements and Meetup participation.

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Each 3rd Wednesday of the month, we meet at IBM in the DTC or at POSSIBLE Mobile downtown (quarterly). From 5:30-6pm we will socialize and enjoy food and drinks. At 6pm we will typically have a speaker giving a presentation about an interesting and informative Android development topic. If you are a new or experienced Android developer, or just someone that is curious about Android development, we hope you will join us and become a regular participant!