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Android Developer Tools Essentials - with Mike Wolfson

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Google Headquarters (Sign in at Main Lobby, Building 43)

1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy · Mountain View, CA

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6:00 - 6:55 Networking and Light Dinner

7:00 - 7:15 Announcements

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


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.