Category: Tools

Lego Device Lab

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As most Android developers will know, working on the platform sometimes requires testing your app on a stupid amount of different devices. This usually leads to a scene similar to this on your desk.

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Android Studio Shortcut Ninja

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After hearing last minute about the Android Dev Summit last year, I was interested to see what topics they would cover and there was some great content.   As all of the talks were recorded I had a few on my list that I wanted to watch after the event but there was one I missed until I listened to one of the fragmented podcast episodes.  They highly recommended a talk called ‘Android Studio For Experts‘, which the podcast host Donn Felker said was an essential watch as they packed so many dev tips into the episode.

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Marshmallow System UI Tuner

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After the release of the new version of Android this week to Nexus devices, I discovered a nice feature called the ‘System UI Tuner’ which survived the jump from the preview release but is still hidden away in the OS.

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Android Developers Toolbox

OK, lets give that lonely solitary first blog post some company by adding one that might be worth reading. (I said might)

I thought I’d make my first real blog post about the tools I use as a developer, like many people have done before.

I always find it interesting comparing how people work and what tools they use so you can improve your own tool set and hopefully pass on some useful tips to other people.  I’ve also created a new section on the website for my most used tools and any new ones that I find over time.  I’ll keep this updated as I discover new and useful tools.

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