AndroidX' Libraries to be Open Source Now

The library is used when using ew features on older versions of OS
25 July 2018   784

Google has opened access for everyone to the redesigned AndroidX library. Library is necessary when using new features on older versions of the operating system. This will help attract third-party developers and update the project more often. This is reported by 9to5 Google.

We are thrilled to announce that AndroidX development is moving to AOSP. This means that we will now be doing the majority of our work in public using the public AOSP Gerrit review tool and landing changes to a public git repository. We hope you love this update as much as we do. A blog post with more details is coming in a few days, but we wanted to share it with you all early. 

Google Team

Each package in AndroidX is updated separately. And in the Support Library, updating sometimes affects the entire library, because it contains invalid digital version signatures.

Changes made by Google are not just about libraries. Earlier, in March 2018, the company released an integrated development environment for Android Studio 3.1.

Tiobe February 2019 Index Released

Groove language is in top 20 again; it's popularity increased due to Gradle; Java is 1st
11 February 2019   301

In February, search engine statistics showed that the dynamically typed Groovy language is gaining popularity again. As analysts of TIOBE noted, it was already in the top twenty of the TIOBE index in 2016 on the wave of interest in the Jenkins system for continuous integration. Now it is pushed forward by the Gradle assembly automation system.

TIOBE Februry 2019 Index
TIOBE Februry 2019 Index

More analysts noticed that the language Hack this month entered the top 50, and TypeScript left it (in their opinion, temporarily). Since February last year, Python and C ++ swapped places, and again topped the list with Java and C.