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Android L Tutorials (Part 2): Material Theme Colors

One of the most exciting things to happen to Android in some time (to me at least) is the addition of new base color attributes in the Material theme. If you have ever tried to customize the colors of the Android action bar, status bar, or navigation bar then you... read more

Android L Tutorials (Part 1): Welcome to L

At Google I/O this year Google showed developers a preview release of Android L. That same day they put out a preview SDK so that developers could begin experimenting with the new API additions. This tutorial series will cover many of the new APIs unveiled in L in an easy to follow project format. The series will cover the following topics:

Current State of L (August 2014)
Stylesheet Changes
RecyclerView
CardView
Ripple Drawables
Palette
Activity Transitions
Elevation

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What I learned at the GDG Cincinnati – Coding Challenge

Yesterday I was invited to “virtually” attend the GDG Cincinnati meetup. The meetup is run by the infamous Bill Mote . This month’s meeting was interesting to me because if had a unique and fun format. The goal of this months meeting was to create an application that met a certain set of requirements in under two hours. Bill hosts the coding challenge meetups approximately 4 times a year on the 5th Wednesday of a given month.

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