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Dinosaurs and Android: The Listview Evolution

24th October 2013 in London at Business Design Centre

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Jorge Barroso and Fernando Cejas explain the evolution of this widget from previous versions of Android (based on its source code), mistakes that have been made in its implementation, giving examples and showing tips on how it should be used when developing applications.

Dinosaurs, like all living things, evolved slowly and gradually from previously existing creatures: the same happened with Listviews - they also evolved from pre-existing ancestors.

Dinosaurs didn’t spring suddenly into existence two hundred million years ago, huge, toothy, and hungry for grub. Listviews on Android have been around since the beginning, and they have been changing over the time. As you know, ListView is a fundamental component in Android, one of the most widely used widgets and also the most complex one.

In this talk, Jorge Barroso and Fernando Cejas explain the evolution of this widget from previous versions of Android (based on its source code), mistakes that have been made in its implementation, give examples, and show tips on how it should be used when developing cool Android applications.

Also covered in this talk are features, optimization, quirks and limitations of ListView.

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Jorge Barroso

Jorge Barroso is Tech Lead Android Core at Tuenti. He has been working in this company since 2009 on a wide variety of projects in J2ME, Blackberry and Android. Before Tuenti, he worked in various companies developing games for mobile platforms and

Fernando Cejas

Software engineer working at @tuenti. GDG Barcelona Organizer. Agile methodologies, programming and technology geek.