Scrum is designed to be simple. It is a series of lightweight components that, when followed, have been show to improve team workflow. Scrum’s approach focuses on respect for people and self-organization to adapt to unpredictability and the difficulties that come with solving complex problems. The Values of Scrum Scrum focuses on a set of […]
Kotlin has a concept known as sealed hierarchies (several other languages implement this feature as well). In Kotlin, we can generate a sealed hierarchy through the use of sealed classes. What are Sealed Classes? Sealed classes are basically an extension to an enum class. They offer similar functionality with a few key differences. Similarly: The […]
After reading Spotify Lead Designer Tobias van Schneider’s outstanding post on side projects, I wanted to expand upon my feelings about them as well. Hopefully, if you’re not working on something outside of your normal day-to-day, you can find the motivation to start a side-project after reading this. There are really only four benefits I see to […]
A companion object sits inside a class definition and houses all the static methods which that class will own. Let’s convert a piece of Java code to Kotlin so you can see what I mean.
I started writing this article almost 2 years ago. While some things have changed (interests, time, priorities), I thought about this the other day and thought it was too neat to just let die. I came back into this article today and tried to fill out a few of the lesser detailed areas and decided […]
Node has always done a pretty good job of not requiring a specific version of NPM to execute most of it’s commands properly. However, with the recent addition of the package-lock file (and the recent tinkering of the package-lock file across some of the more recent releases of NPM), it’s starting to become a bit of a pain to manage.
Butterknife is a simple but fantastic tool for Android development. When this was introduced, it really simplified my thought process regarding view bindings in my activities, fragments, or view holders. As Kotlin adoption grew, Jake Wharton (creator of ButterKnife) also created KotterKnife, for kotlin-esque view bindings. KotterKnife isn’t bad, but I prefer the annotation syntax of […]