Once upon a time, a baby was born. He entered the world very quietly and peacefully, and then let forth with a terrifying scream.

The child grew into a man who could never get enough sleep. No matter how he tried, he would wake up earlier than he wanted, or…

A Book is Born

“Any time anything works out, if you don’t acknowledge the huge luck factor, you’re kind of a jerk.”
–Ficus Kirkpatrick

Cover art by Daniel Sandler, cover design by Gretchen Achilles

This weekend marks the launch of a book that I have been working on for the past four years, Androids: The Team That Built the Android Operating System. …

Illustration by Virginia Poltrack

Google I/O 2021, RenderScript deprecation, #MADSkills Navigation episodes, articles, and a podcast episode

Welcome to Now in Android, your ongoing guide to what’s new and notable in the world of Android development.

NiA38 in Video and Podcast Form

This Now in Android is also offered in video and podcast form. It’s the same content, but with less reading required. The article version (keep reading!) …

Illustration by Virginia Poltrack

Android 12, MAD Skills WorkManager, AndroidX, Articles, Training, and an ADB podcast episode

Welcome to Now in Android, your ongoing guide to what’s new and notable in the world of Android development.

NiA37 in Video and Podcast Form

This Now in Android is also offered in video and podcast form. It’s the same content, but with less reading required. The article version (keep reading!) …

Illustration by Virginia Poltrack

Jetpack Compose beta, #AndroidDevChallenge, Android 12, WorkManager, Android for Cars library, RecyclerView, Coroutines, and a podcast

Welcome to Now in Android, your ongoing guide to what’s new and notable in the world of Android development.

NiA35 in Video and Podcast Form

This Now in Android is also offered in video and podcast form. It’s the same content, but with less reading required. The article version (keep reading!) …

Illustration by Virginia Poltrack

MAD Skills Kotlin+Jetpack and MotionLayout, AndroidX, Hilt and WorkManager articles, MotionTags screencasts, and an ADB podcast episode on WindowManager

Welcome to Now in Android, your ongoing guide to what’s new and notable in the world of Android development.

NiA33 in Video and Podcast Form

This Now in Android is also offered in video and podcast form. It’s the same content, but with less reading required. The article version (keep reading!) …

Illustration by Virginia Poltrack

Kotlin & Jetpack APIs, a new course on Navigation, several articles, and a podcast episode

Welcome to Now in Android, your ongoing guide to what’s new and notable in the world of Android development.

It’s been a few weeks since the previous Now in Android went live, before the holidays — let’s see what’s been happening in the Android universe in the meantime.

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This Now…

It’s all my fault

I’m sorry. I’m soooo sorry. Everything in the country, in society, in the entire universe is in such a terrible state right now, and it seems to just get worse all the time. So on behalf of me, I sincerely and deeply apologize. Because it is clearly my fault.

Let…

The man walked to the bottom of the stairs and yelled up to his wife.

“Honey! I need a present!”

The man’s wife yelled back, “A present? You want me to give you a present?”

He said, “No, I need to give a present. I’m going to this thing and…

Illustration by Virginia Poltrack

Modern Android development content, documentation enhancements, AndroidX releases, articles, and a podcast episode

Welcome to Now in Android, your ongoing guide to what’s new and notable in the world of Android development.

NiA31 in Video and Podcast Form

This Now in Android is also offered in video and podcast form. It’s the same content, but with less reading required. The article version (keep reading!) …

Chet Haase

Android and comedy. Not necessarily in that order.

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