Étienne Savard is a dad, a certified Professional Scrum Master (PSM), a pragmatic programmer, and an Open Source advocate. He has been a software developer for a long time. It all started on a TRS-80 Color Computer (when 64K was a lot of memory and 16 colors were enough). Since then, he has continued to pursue his quest to boldly go where no developer has gone before!
Étienne works as an IT consultant helping companies (from startups to large corporations) integrate best-of-breed tools and best practices into their software development process, including most of the same tools and practices presented in this book.
He started Android programming with the Gingerbread version of Android by reading books, following tutorials, and looking at a lot of source code. Étienne has also released a couple of apps on Google Play with some success and a lot of trial and error. He enjoyed Android programming from the start because of its openness, community, and architecture. Etienne has found that the only missing part in the Android ecosystem is a more agile way of developing Android apps. This book is here to fill that gap.