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While you may be tempted to strive for 100% code coverage, that would be a horrible idea. Besides some code being hard to test, the concept of coverage is actually fundamentally limited.

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Had a blast visiting Droidcon UK this year and wanted to do a quick post to link to all of it’s wonderful content.

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This isn’t another post about the benefits of using Kotlin. Hell, I’m not even going to cover any of its language features. Nor will I try to convince you to make the switch.

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For years Android developers have been limited to Java 6 features. While RetroLambda or the experimental Jack toolchain would help, proper support from Google was notably missing.

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Upgrading to Android studio 3.0 territory will make building multi-module projects a lot faster, but it also means a breaking Gradle plugin API change unfortunately.

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Being my 2nd year at Google IO, I decided to do things differently: Besides taking notes during sessions, I also created a personal todo list. This contains all new (and even old) technologies I got triggered to look into.

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After organizing Droidcon Paris for several year, the organizers decided to move on and experiment with a new format. This didn’t just result in a well organized conference, but also in a fresh new vibe whilst still feeling familiar.

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Too many times I’ve seen developers trying to avoid crashes at all cost. But are unhandled exceptions really that bad? And are null checks really the answer?

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If you can code, you can also write unit tests. Writing awesome tests on the other hand is a different story. Don’t fool yourself: Unit testing code is production code that you will need to maintain, refactor and build upon...

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The Mockito team is on fire lately! Not only did they add support to mock final classes and methods, but now they allow running Mockito directly onto an actual Android device.