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If you are a software developer, you should watch this from beginning to end.

If you are not a software developer, you should watch the first few minutes and the last five minutes. (Or watch it all if you want the full experience :)

I stumbled on this while doing some reading on ideas of current interest to me and I am so glad I did. I just kept finding myself thinking “Yes! This!” I believe I mentioned publicly somewhere recently that I had been reading an essay written in 1992 about the history of Smalltalk by one of its inventors; the number of tie-ins and call-backs between this presentation and that essay was pretty astounding. The message is there if we wish to hear it.

http://click-to-read-mo.re/p/8j72/5253c1f1

My Big List of Google Apps Resources: Over time I have created quite a few help guides, presentations, and other training resources for Google-related topics. Although these resources can be found elsewhere online, I have pulled them all together in one place to make it easy for people to find a needed resource, as well as to be sure you are accessing the most recent version (rather than an older copy made by someone else).

All of these resources are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial 3.0 United States license. In short, you can copy, distribute, and adapt these resources as long as you give proper attribution and do not charge for them.

http://www.appsusergroup.org/biglist

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431 Material Design Icons in Photoshop Custom Shape (CSH)

If you are using Adobe Photoshop as your primary design tool for Material Design, you might want this. I have spent about half a day converting all SVG icons to Photoshop Custom Shape, so they are ready to be used from the Custom Shape drawer while you are designing. 

http://androiduiux.com/2014/07/15/431-material-design-icons-in-photoshop-custom-shape-format-csh-free-download/

Go awesome!

#materialdesign   #androiddesign   #GDE   #uxdesign   #resources   #blogpost

http://click-to-read-mo.re/p/8ed9/5253c1f1

Today we’re launching the latest resource for developers who want to learn how to develop Android apps: our online Udacity training course “Developing Android Apps: Android Fundamentals”.

https://www.udacity.com/course/ud853

*Note that the full course materials — all the videos, quizzes, and forums — are available for free for all students by selecting View Courseware. *

It features Developer Advocates +Reto Meier, +Dan Galpin, and +Katherine Kuan as instructors, and they’ve created lessons that are both deeply technical, but also (we think) a lot of fun. 

With Android expanding rapidly into emerging markets, and growing beyond phones and tablets into wearables, auto, and TV - learning the fundamentals behind Android development represents an opportunity to affect and improve the lives of billions of people.

We look forward to seeing what the next wave of Android developers build, and we’ll keep exploring new ways to help you become better developers.

Course Link: https://www.udacity.com/course/ud853
Blog Post: http://goo.gl/Ml4V2m
Other Google courses at Udacity: http://www.udacity.com/google

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