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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.

Dec 10, 2014

Chet and Fake Tor* are joined in this podcast episode by Chris Banes, an engineer in the Android Developer Relations group. Chris works on the AppCompat library, and other elements of the Android support library such as the new Palette utility, and talks about those things. And other things.

Oh, and we talk about "Shimming around a widget," which is a great phrase if nothing else.

* Tor was not available for this recording. He was probably elsewhere, writing code. The part of Tor will be played in this evening's performance by Richard Hyndman (not pronounced "Hindman," of course. Everyone knows that), also from the Android Developer Relations group.

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Relevant Links:
Chris’s blog:
AppCompat v21:
Theme vs Style:
Material (and other Lollipop) samples:

Android Fundamentals Udacity course: