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Tokyo Android Meetup Talk

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Iā€™m a member of the Tokyo Android Meetup group ā€“ we meet about once a month and discuss various Android development topics. It is a fairly casual and friendly affair, and I recommend it to anyone in Tokyo even vaguely interested in Android development. We mostly speak in English, but Japanese speakers are also very welcome!

Last week I gave a presentation on the Android Support Library. When researching for this talk, I was surprised at how useful the support libraries are even for projects targeting Android 4.0 and above. It was also interesting to see how some of the features have their roots in open-source, community projects which have existed for a long time before appearing in the support library.

I have made the slides available on SlideDeck:

I also made some small code samples for each of the topics I talked about, available on GitHub.

The experience was very rewarding ā€“ I had to first organize the content in a coherent way in my own mind before being able to explain it to others. Teaching, it seems, is a very good way to learn! I hope to have the opportunity to present another topic in the future.