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Storing app data reliably, performantly and easily

Kurt Nelson

Senior Software Engineer & Android Xoogler

Uber

Kurt has been working with Android at the framework and application level since 2010 and bought a Motorola Xoom. At Google, he worked on Glass, Google Buds and the internal application framework used by apps such as Tez & Google Go. He has taught Android to Software Engineers at many top tech companies as a Big Nerd Ranch instructor. He currently lives in SF and works for Uber on mobile foundations that makes writing high-quality application code as easy as possible.

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Abstract

Almost every single app needs to store important pieces of data such as a session token on disk. Learn about the pitfalls of SharedPreferences, what to do for data needed for app launch, when to use something like Room for relational data, and how storage impacts the user experience especially in emerging markets. Learn how Google and Uber approach storage to ensure they can detect issues that only happen at scale.

Intermediate

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