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The Best of the Week (Apr. 11): Mobile Zone

04.20.2014
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Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the Mobile Zone (Apr. 11 to Apr. 17). Here they are, in order of popularity:

1. SDK Manager Plugin for Gradle Android Builds

Jake Wharton has released an SDK Manager Plugin for Gradle Android builds, and covers details for usage, examples of output, and a full list of features.

2. Be a Lazy But Productive Android Developer, Part 5: Image Loading Library

If you are a lazy Android developer and looking for image loading library, which could help you to load image(s) asynchronously without writing a logic for downloading and caching images then this article is for you.

3. How to Speed up Android Studio

The author adopted Android Studio early to get a jump on things. And in that time, he's certainly had his share of frustrations with it, but it’s going to be a superior tool to ADT when it comes out of beta, so it’s worth it to use it now. Here’s a few tips he’d like to share with you if you do plan on using it.

4. How to View an Android Shared Preferences File

Here is what I do when I want to see the contents of an Android Shared Preferences file when I am debugging an app.

5. Telerik Releases Open Source Kendo UI Core

UI enthusiasts can rejoice: Yesterday, Telerik announced the release of Telerik Kendo UI Core, an open source package of UI and JavaScript tools that also includes Telerik Kendo UI Mobile.