Very exciting updates to Icons By Number! We have two talented artists and sketchnoters joining the project.
- The lovely Siena Aguayo is a master of simple, but beautiful sketchnotes.
- The mega talented designer and illustrator, Virginia Poltrack, of Fit Cat and other Android watch faces plus countless illustrations for WomenTechmakers and others.
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It’s that time of year to reflect on the past and look toward the future. A lot of great stuff happened this year:
Continue reading 2015: Solar, Safaris, and Sketchnotes
I’m giving an Android Kata workshop at DroidCon London today!
If you enjoyed this workshop, make sure to get a video copy. If you’re looking for more of a challenge, check out my Android Activity Book which leads you through building a calculator with TDD.
If you want to learn more about me and/or my approach to testing, check out my appearance on the Fragmented podcast and/or Android Dialogs!
This post will walk you through configuring your machine for Android development.
Continue reading Getting Started: Configuring Mac for Android
Fragmented is an Android developer podcast where Donn Felker and Kaushik Gopal cover a variety of Android and software development topics.
I had a great time chatting with them! We covered testing, katas, travel, and much more.
The recording process was so much fun that I recorded the Kata video course later that weekend.
Continue reading Fragmented Podcast
Don’t fear the unknown. I felt insecure early in my career and would get nervous when pairing with developers who knew what they were doing. Part of me didn’t want to admit I didn’t know how to test so I shunned it instead.
Start early in your career. It makes you a better coder that thinks more clearly about the code you are writing. Testing is important and shouldn’t just be practiced by experienced developers. Continue reading 6 Testing Tips
I was inspired by my recent appearance on the Fragment podcast to get recording! I can’t wait to share what we talked about on the show, but in the meantime …
An idea I’ve been kicking around for a while was show Android TDD in action. The Android Activity Book gives a thorough introduction, but since it’s a book, it’s harder to get an immediate feel for TDD.
To make it more accessible, I created an Android Kata so that people could practice TDD on a small throw away app. I gave this as a workshop to my coworkers and they really loved working through the example project. I turned it into a downloadable workshop so that you can walk through it too.
Get your copy today! I’d love to hear your feedback.
Last week I attended the Global GDG Summit and Google I/O in San Francisco.
It’s great to see the top Android developers in the world — all in one place! It felt like everyone I’ve ever met at past international and domestic conferences was there.
I captured everything in sketchnotes. Here’s a taste, but you can download the whole set here.
Continue reading Google I/O 2015
Last week, just before Google I/O, I attended the Global Google Developer Group Organizer’s Summit in San Jose.
The summit was up to 500 organizers this year, so we took over the Computer History Museum.
We discuss relevant topics to organizing as well as upcoming Google announcements. The best part, however, is interacting with organizers from all around the world!
I captured the activities from day one on video (using Google Glass), check it out to see different phases of the process.
Continue reading Sketchnoting the Global GDG Summit