Story of my metro pass

I have a fun story to tell from last night that makes so much sense in Android development that I thought I should share it.

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Talk - DevOps on Android

I had the opportunity to give this talk at several conferences in the last year. Slides and speech have been improved month after month, conference after conference. Slides are available on Speaker Deck En and the video has been released on Youtube.

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How we design a beautiful animation

Last week, we rebranded Captain Train app to Trainline. It means we had to change our colors, icons, empty states and … animations to match our new brand. Bye bye green and hello navy and mint!

We had some questions about how we created our new loading animation. Therefore I thought that this blogpost could be useful to my fellow developers. Indeed, I will try to explain how we designed and implemented this animation.

Spoiler: it is fully rendered on device: no video, no gif, just plain old view and vector animations.

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Use GoCD for Android and get rid of Jenkins

As an Android developer, who does not know Jenkins?

Jenkins is the #1 integration server by far. I have been personally using it for 4 years now, i.e. since I started Android development professionally. But sometimes you have to kill your old habits and try something new!

This article is about Go CD, another continuous integration server, with a different and interesting approach. This is not a wizard but rather a description and feedback about my experiments with its key features on Android.

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3 unit tests to avoid bad surprises on Android

On the road of continuous delivery, an essential stop is unit testing. They should be short, quick and reliable. Sometimes they are our only way to see an error and avoid to deliver a bug in production. This article presents 3 unit tests whose goal is to avoid bad surprises by focusing on key aspects of an Android application: Permissions, shared preferences and SQLite database. Check them out and avoid bad surprises on release day !

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