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Android RecyclerView Tutorial

And finally: I released a RecyclerView tutorial on YouTube.

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What Happened Today? With Daniel Malone

Google Play: Crackdown on fake reviews Google announced today that the Google Play Store will increase awareness of fake reviews and ratings. Because nobody likes spam. Black Friday: Mobile Users Users spent more than $1 billion on mobile devices on Black Friday. Black Friday: Dev Ops An interesting perspective on Black Friday from Dev Ops […]

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Using AsyncTask in Android Studio

Here's a little video I made:  

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What's New with Daniel

MacBook Pro - On Saturday, my new MacBook Pro arrived. It is a 15" model with the Touch Bar. I don't like having the Escape key be virtual, but it's OK. I haven't actually done enough development on it to miss the physical Escape key. Overall I love the Mac. Pixel XL - Last month, […]

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Multi-threading in Android Using AsyncTask

Most of the time, you want things in your Android app to work linearly. You do one thing, then you do something else. This is great. But what when you have a long-running operating that you want to perform, but don't want to freeze the screen for the duration of your operation? Enter multi-threading. Performing […]

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Android Tutorial: Part 1

Today's tutorial is simple: let the user enter her name, then show her name as a Snackbar. Java code: XML code:  

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Coming Soon: Android Tutorials!

Hi All, I have decided to write more Android developer tutorials. We'll cover RecyclerView, intro sliders, pull-to-refresh functionality and more. Stay tuned!

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Kubernetes cost $120 million to create?

The other day I discovered a new blog. I promptly added it to Feedly, which I read every day. The source is: highscalability.com Anyway, according to High Scalability, Kubernetes cost $120 million to make. Crazy.

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I bought a new Macbook Pro!

So... I did it again. I bought (yet) another Macbook Pro. I have my Mid-2014 machine, but I just bought a new 13" Macbook Pro at the Apple Store here in Austin, Texas. This is in addition to the 15" machine I bought online a few weeks ago, but won't be delivered until the end […]

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Google Home: A Music Lover's Review

I love music. And now I also love my new Google Home. I can tell it to play my favorite song, and then music will play. It just works, and it's¬†surprisingly accurate. (I only encountered one time where it played the wrong song.) The sound is great. Rich in deep base, the music plays loud […]