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> Don't change APIs on us - not everyone has extra million of $$$ to throw on a project to refactor it every time Google decided that they want shiny new thing, which as result is broken too but in different ways.

This was what drove me out of my (brief) stint at Android development. Did some hobby development to learn the ropes, spent a lot of time trying to "do it right". It was a bit clunky but alright I guess. Left my project alone for a few months while my day job was busy. Came back to it to find that, in a few months, there had been not one but two generations of deprecated APIs between what I'd written and current 'best practices' and that a bunch of pretty fundamental stuff had been deprecated.

I'm not wasting my life chasing that particular Red Queen.

Yep, Android's best practices tend to last one Google IO.

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