RxLint 1.2: Double checks, double RxJava versions

RxLint, the lint check that helps you to write better RxJava code, has been updated with a couple of important changes.

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Cupboard 2.2.0 released

A new version Cupboard was released last week. For those that don’t know, Cupboard is a library to simplify working with SQLite, mapping objects to and from the database without getting in your way.

Full changes for this release are in the changelog.

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What's next for android-apt?

Spoiler and short answer: nothing!

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Note to self: RxJava SyncOnSubscribe

I have been banging my head on this one for a while, and now that I finally get it I thought I might write this down.

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rxlint: an Android lint rule for RxJava code

Using RxJava in a project has many advantages, but learning rx can be a bit challenging. And with learning, it’s easy to make mistakes :)

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A good year for the Robots

Into the 2nd year of Little Robots and it was an exciting year! With the new year approaching, it’s time to look back at 2015.

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Unofficial Bean SDK becomes official!

Great news! The Unofficial Android SDK authored by Little Robots for the PunchThrough LightBlue Bean will transfer into the Official Android SDK.

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Getting your clicks on RecyclerView

RecyclerView is a great class that you should consider over ListView for building list interfaces. It offers more flexibility and has built-in hooks that make implementing animations and custom layouts much easier compared to ListView.

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Google I/O top 3 announcements

Back and still a bit jet lagged, I had an amazing time at Google I/O. There were a lot of exciting announcements, but this is my top 3:

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Disable Android pre dexing on CI builds

In Android builds, pre dexing helps to speed up the build for incremental builds. On a CI server, where you usually run a clean build, pre dexing is only adding extra time to the build without any added value. There’s already a tip on the Tools site on this, but how do you disable pre dex for all project on your build server?

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Stetho for Android debug builds only

Recently, Facebook released a tool called Stetho, which let’s you inspect your Android app from the Chrome Developer tools. I find that particularly nifty because it also provides access to any SQLite databases used in the app. Obviously, this type of tools should only be included in debug builds of your app. Here’s a nice way to accomplish that.

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Welcome to the Little Robots blog

Consider this blog a continuation of my personal blog at code.neenbedankt.com. On this site you'll find (technical) articles related to Android and updates on Little Robots in general.

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