After a (relative) flurry of activity in the summer, I dropped the Blog-Ball during the last few months. To break the bad streak of blog barrenness, here is a quick-as-I-can-but-not-that-quick update on the last few months for Randomly Typing.
Camera 2 API
As a follow-up to my Camera API talks last year, I presented on the Camera 2 API at several meetups and conferences. The talk consists of an overview of the changes between Camera 1 and Camera 2 with an emphasis on updates to the Hardware Abstraction Layer (HAL) that essentially forms the armature of Camera 2. If you want to check it out, I uploaded the slides to Speaker Deck, and there are a few recordings out there (the one below is from GDG Boulder).
Chiu-Ki Chan and I have been posting weekly (on average, we did have to do some make-up episodes) to our YouTube channel: Android Dialogs. In September, Android Dialogs gained the 500 subscribers needed to have a fancy custom url: youtube.com/androiddialogs. In fact, as of today we have over 800 subscribers.
HUGE thanks to y'all that subscribed.
If you've ever done iOS development, you have probably heard of (and love) raywenderlich.com (RW), a site filled with hundreds of well-crafted tutorials on various subjects but (for now) mostly iOS and game development. Whenever I do any iOS development, RW is in my list of All-Time Top 3 Sites That Are Perma-Loaded in My Browser.
Because of my long-running affection for and reliance on RW, I am über-happy to say that I have joined the burgeoning RW Android Team to help bring some more Android to the joint.