Mobile News Monthly Digest - November 2018

Hi friends and folks!

Today we will cover the most interesting insights and links connected to Native Mobile, iOS, Android. Hope you will enjoy it.

iOS news and updates:

Android news and updates:

  • Transform API — a real-world example. Being able to tinker with the byte code gives you a lot of power and opportunities — thanks to the Transform API it’s integrated into your builds in an easy and safe way. It’s probably not something every developer should do on a daily basis but it is good to know how and what you can do.

  • ANDROID CONSTRAINTLAYOUT 2.0: CONSTRAINTLAYOUTSTATES

  • Understanding Android Matrix transformations. Nice article that explains how to set custom transformation to the image view

  • Android's Java 9, 10, 11, and 12 Support. As the larger Java ecosystem moves forward to newer versions, it’s reassuring that every language feature between 8 and 12 is already available on Android. With Java 9 work seemingly happening in AOSP (cross your fingers for Android P+1), hopefully, we’ll have a new batch of APIs in the summer as candidates for desugaring.

  • Supercharging your app development speed with custom file templates. If used properly, Android Studio templating is a powerful feature to speed up the app development process. These templates can be spread across your whole Android team to ease the boilerplate code creation.

  • Letting Android Lint fix your code. Starting with Android Gradle Plugin 3.2.0 Lint got a lot smarter and you can simply execute the lintFix Gradle task. It will fix all of the issues it can and break the build since changes were done after compilation.

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