Asking employees to get authorisation to work from home more than 14 days a year after the last years experience seems like a company not adapting.
It’s great to see a company not interpreting an interview process being called “hard” as meaning they have a high bar for candidates. 👏 https://medium.com/attest-r-and-d/making-our-frontend-hiring-process-more-inclusive-d0b9b8ca8c6
We're excited to announce the official release of GNOME 40! After countless hours of work from the GNOME community, this release brings many exciting updates!
See the release highlights at https://forty.gnome.org/
Or view all the details in our release notes: https://help.gnome.org/misc/release-notes/40.0/
Anyone know the folk working on the mapping app #OSMDroid? I'd like to help them move from Gradle 2.14.1 to 6.8.3, but it's a bit of a big jump which meant a number of related tweaks had to be made, so I'd like them to know I'm totally open to suggestions. https://github.com/osmdroid/osmdroid/pull/1705
Following on from my post about how to spec a big AOSP build machine, here's a post explaining how you can avoid needing to buy lots of machines like that if you're supporting a project with lots of developers and a big build; https://www.alsutton.blog/post/big-build-farm-on-a-budget/
I've been fortunate enough to have had conversations with some of the most knowledgeable build tool folk around in recent years, so I thought I'd write up the R's I've learned to look for in a good build.
After well over a decade of building the #AOSP at home, and building #Android firmware for a number of devices, I thought it was time to write up a few tips from things I've learnt about what makes a good AOSP firmware build machine. https://www.alsutton.blog/post/2021-aosp-build-machine/
I spent more time than I'd care to admit looking at SSDs to put in a build machine over the weekend. It was a bit of a learning experience, so here's some of what I found out... https://www.alsutton.blog/post/ssd-technologies/
TIL; #Docker on Windows will create a file for your container volume, that's not a sparse file which shrinks when data is deleted, so I've now lost ~240GB of SSD storage to a mostly empty file :S
If you were wondering what I was doing with Docker recently to prompt yesterdays post; Here's a couple of dockerfiles which create environments where you can build the #AOSP on a currently supported LTS version of #Ubuntu or #Debian. #androiddev https://github.com/alsutton/aosp-build-docker-images
I know there's a few folk out there using Docker for CI and other things, so I've written up some things I do to speed up my dockerfile development. #Docker
This seems like a death spiral; Google cancels products because sales don’t meet expectations, and then fewer folk buy the next product/service due to fears around its long term existence.
Here's the details of how I used S3 and some DNS tweaks to serve my libraries to build tools like Gradle. If you're considering hosting your own libraries to avoid a repeat of the jCenter shutdown scramble it might come in useful.
I've written a little thing which allows you to spread your JUnit/Robolectric tests out over multiple machines to run them in parallel. The only thing is the JUnit4/Robolectric integration feels clumsy and puts some work on users. Anyone have any thoughts?
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