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 […]
Welcome back. I’m writing today to talk about something that I think is pretty cool — design patterns in code! Specifically, we’re going to cover the builder pattern, which I find myself using all the time when writing Android applications and sometimes when writing plain Java applications.
IE: Seven cheap (or free) tools we use on Porios and you should use too! I’m a firm believer in the expression “You get what you pay for” but I’ve quickly learned the following: There are exceptions to this rule. You often don’t need as much as you think you do. Businesses will often times […]