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Welcome to Android Developers Backstage, a podcast by and for Android developers. Hosted by developers from the Android platform team, this show covers topics of interest to Android programmers, with in-depth discussions and interviews with engineers on the Android team at Google.

Apr 17, 2017

Chet, Jerome, Xav, Tor, and Gradle (not pictured).
In this episode, Chet and Tor talk with Xavier Ducrohet and Jerome Dochez from the Android Studio team. We talk about gradle, gradle, and gradle. And then some more about gradle, rounding out the dicussion with a chat about gradle before ending on a...

Aug 10, 2016

In this episode, Chet and Tor talk with Adam Lesinski from the Android framework team. Adam works on aapt (Android Asset Packaging Tool), which compiles the resources used by the framework and for apps. Listen in to learn more about how it works, as well as some of the optional features that aapt provides that you...

Jan 28, 2016

The fancy ADB recording studio, with our featured guest.
In this episode, Tor and I talk with... each other. This episode is all about Android Studio. In particular, we talk about the latest features and massive performance improvements in the Android Studio preview that was detailed at the Android Dev Summit...

May 20, 2015

This time, Tor and Chet are joined by... nobody. Instead, we just talk among ourselves about tools. From Android Studio to performance debugging tools to IDE shortcuts to memory analysis tools to Lint rules to animation debugging tools and back to Android Studio, we talk about lots of tools and then some.


Dec 17, 2014

In another exciting departure from ancient ADB tradition, Daniel Sandler takes over the podcast in a [mostly] bloodless coup and interviews Chet and Tor. This results in a very varied conversation about tech presentations, Tools (yay Android Studio 1.0!) and easter eggs.

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