Android build times are slow

Build times for large (think multidex large) Android apps suck, it comes with the territory. Google are working hard to improve this fact, don’t misinterpret this as a complaint piece- it’s far from it, but the reality is that anyone adding a feature to a large Android application, better have amazing focus to stay in flow while the build processes are doing their build processing.

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Hello my old friend

Advice for my 5 year old

I have been teaching my 5 year old that every difficult problem is actually just a number of smaller, easy to solve problems. Such is the same with software development.

As a good wee developer I’ve been dabbling outside the Android playground to keep up with how the rest of the development world has been getting on. …


keith smyth

Developer Advocate at Google

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