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First glance into Android Studio 4.0

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What can we find in version 4.0?

Android Studio 4.0 was released today, May 28, 2020, into the stable channel. That means it’s available for anyone to download and use, without major problems. This is a major release since Android Studio 3.6, which I also reviewed back then. You can take a look at the official documentation if you want to know every detail, but the intention of this post is to summarize in an easier way the main features of it.

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Android App Bundle vs APK

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AABs, APKs. What are them and what’s the difference?

When building Android Apps, you will be facing a myriad of different file formats and terminology. Particularly when exporting the final version of your app, you will be seeing two main output formats. In this post, we will compare Android App Bundle vs APK, which are composed of DEX files. But what do all these acronyms mean?

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Firebase Firestore for Android Architecture Components

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In a previous post, we discussed how to create an Android app with two of the most important building blocks of Android Architecture Components: LiveData and ViewModel. This is a follow up on that tutorial, once we have an app with clean architecture, we will be configuring Firebase Firestore for Android Architecture Components to update data in real-time and make the most out of LiveData and ViewModel in Android. Here is the previous part if you are curious:

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Code Interview Resources – My Go-To List for FAANG

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Many people would say “all” software engineers will want to work on a FAANG company at least once. I wouldn’t generalize because many of us end up following other dreams, in my case, for example, I love working remotely, programming and tech writing. Because of the above, I will say, “many” software engineers may eventually get an interview with a FAANG company, and here is my list of code interview resources for them.

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Review of Android Studio 3.6

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A summary of the most important aspects of Android Studio 3.6

On Feb. 24, 2020, Google released the newest version of Android Studio, labeled version 3.6. If you’re like me, you probably haven’t paid attention to this update and will just do it whenever your projects need it or when you finally pay attention to the update pop-up.

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Android 11 Developer Preview Highlights

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What is coming in Android 11?

Today, Android announced the Android 11 developer preview. It’s 02–20–2020, and I’m starting to write this at 20:20 at night. I’m a big fan of numbers, so I hope this means something good for the Android world.

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Google Fuchsia – Android’s replacement?

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Google has been working on this experiment and everyone is wondering what it’s all about

For the past 8-10 years, the mobile market has been dominated by two brands we are all familiar with: Android and iOS. As we tend to do with technological advancements, we always think the things we know today will never end, but Google has started thinking differently. Since August 2016, Google has been working on what it initially called an “experiment,” Google Fuchsia. Some people think it may be the end of Android. In this piece, I will give you an explanation of this new operating system.

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