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Diving into Android Network Operations

Caren Chang

Developer Programs Engineer


Developer Programs Engineer on the Android Frameworks team at Google. When not coding, probably reading a book, drinking bubble tea, or doing both simultaneously.


Almost all Android apps require making network requests, and with easy-to-use libraries such as Retrofit, developers may have forgotten the tedious process that it used to take to make network requests and parse their responses. In this talk we’ll travel back in time to look at how we make network requests without any third-party libraries to better understand the different aspects involved. By having a better understanding of network operations on Android, developers will have a better sense of how to optimize and debug their network related code to achieve the ultimate goal of providing the best user experience for their audience.