The Developer Show — TL;DR 048

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TL;DR 049 — November 11th, 2016

Firebase Test Lab

Android 7.1 Developer Preview is now available on Firebase Test Lab virtual devices. Firebase Test Lab for Android allows you to test your apps and ensure their compatibility with multiple device configurations, across OS versions, screen orientations, and locales. The latest updates and getting started tips are available on the post.

Firebase Dev Summit

For more Firebase updates, take a look at this great round-up post with all the details from the Firebase Dev Summit. And while, you’re at it, also take a look at the playlist of the sessions from the summit.

Support Ended for Eclipse Android Developer Tools

With the release of Android Studio 2.2, the time has come to say goodbye to the Eclipse Android Developer Tools. We have formally ended their support and development. Which means, there’s never been a better time to switch to Android Studio and experience the improvements we’ve made to the Android development workflow. For the latest updates and links, check out the post.

Bigtable paper earns the SIGOPS 2016 Hall of Fame Award

The original Bigtable paper entitled, “Bigtable: A Distributed Storage System for Structured Data” has received the SIGOPS Hall of Fame Award. Which is really cool. For a link to the paper and to get started with Bigtable today, head on over to the post.

Mobile Ads Garage: Episode 10 — Ad Events

The latest episode of the Mobile Ads Garage is all about Ad Events. Check it out to see how to tap into the ad lifecycle so your app’s informed of loads, clickthroughs, and other key events. You’ll also get a detailed breakdown of the steps that occur in the life of an ad, info about which classes and callbacks to use for common tasks, and a real world example of how to put it all together.