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Kotlin Weekly Update — 28

Weekly update on Kotlin resources. 1. Exploring KTX for Android Exploring KTX for Android 2. Effective Networking On Android using Retrofit, Rx and Architecture Components Effective Networking On Android using Retrofit, Rx and Architecture Components 3. Why starting a new Android project with Java is a bad idea Why starting a new […]

Kotlin Weekly Update — 26

Weekly update on Kotlin resources. 1. Function references in Kotlin: use functions as lambdas everywhere Function references in Kotlin: use functions as lambdas everywhere 2. Declaration-Site Variance Declaration-Site Variance 3. Why you should take a look at Kotlin’s standard library Why you should take a look at Kotlin’s standard library – […]

Building A Shazam Clone Part 5 (Discover Song Feature) — Building Android Apps Series

In the last post, we walked through test-driven development on Android and wrote a UI test that checks if the discover view is visible to the user. In this post, we will be working on the discover page still using the test-driven process. Unfortunately, there won’t be a tutorial video for […]

My Top 5 Android Tools of 2017

Image credit: https://images.yourstory.com/2017/01/2017.jpg 2017 was an exciting year in Android for me. I spent nearly half of it working on Android projects. In that time, I was able to apply improved Android tools to our existing apps. Here are a few of the Android tools that I believe assisted me […]

Kotlin Weekly Update — 24

Weekly update on Kotlin resources. 1. RecyclerView plusAssign Kotlin power by Arman Chatikyan RecyclerView plusAssign Kotlin power 2. Unit testing reactive network requests using RESTMock by Unit testing reactive network requests using RESTMock 3. Quick Introduction to Kotlin Coroutines, Part 1 Quick Introduction to Kotlin Coroutines, Part 1 | Codementor 4. Kotlin […]

Vector illustration basics for Android developers — Part 4: z-ordering

Fancy-sounding name, nothing complicated about it This is part 4 in a five-part series. Read the other parts here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3. z-ordering is a very simple concept to grasp, especially if you’re an Android developer. It describes the way views are laid out from back to front. You probably […]