The Developer Show — TL;DR 078

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TL;DR 078 — August 4th, 2017

Google Developers Launchpad Studio

The Google Developers Launchpad Studio provides tailored technical and product support to Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning startups, all in one place. For more on the services provided and a link to apply, head on over to the post.

Google at ACL 2017

The Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (or ACL) happened this week in Vancouver. It’s the premier conference in the field of natural language understanding. To learn more about the papers, workshops, and tutorials that Googlers contributed this year, check out the post.

Playbook for developers

The latest Playbook app is now available to help you learn about features, best practices, and strategies to succeed on Google Play. With it, you can discover insights from Google to help you develop and launch your app, engage and grow your audience, and earn more revenue.

Android Testing Support Library 1.0

Version 1.0 of the Android Testing Support Library is now available. It’s a major update to our existing testing APIs and comes with lots of new features, improved performance, stability, and bug fixes. Details, diagrams, and code are on the post.

Android O, Developer Preview 4

Developer Preview 4 of the Android O platform is now available. It’s a good time to wrap up your testing and publish your updates, to give your users a smooth transition to Android O.


The official Dart conference this year will be on January 23rd and 24th in Los Angeles. It’ll be even bigger and better than last year, with talks on Dart 2.0, Flutter, Dart Dev Compiler, AngularDart, and much more. For pre-registration, head on over to the post.

So long, and thanks for all the Flash

Adobe recently announced their plans to end support for Flash in late 2020. For Flash developers this will mean transitioning to HTML, as Chrome will increasingly require explicit permission from users to run Flash content until support is removed completely at the end of 2020. For some links to help make the transition, take a look at the post.

Cloud Shell’s code editor now in beta

The web-based code editor in Cloud Shell makes it easier to edit source code within the browser, and it’s now in Beta. To see some screenshots and learn about the latest improvements, check out the post.

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