Rotating the phone to landscape caused users of the app to experience a suboptimal experience. Turns out we had some legacy code that was manually calculating the size and position of each “chip”. 😱Continue Reading
There are several freely available datasets online. One platform I came across was Kaggle. It supports analytics competitions based on user-mined datasets. After a bit of digging, I uncovered a CSV file of user reported UFO Sightings. This turned out to be interesting data. For instance, which countries had the most reported UFO sightings? Is there a particular day of the week where sightings occur the most? I had so many questions! My first step however, was to expose the data as a GraphQL API.Continue Reading
My second course with LinkedIn Learning is now available, “Intermediate Kotlin for Android Developers”! As an avid fan of the Kotlin programming language, I had lots of fun putting this course together. I hope you enjoy watching and learning!
Kotlin is now officially supported by Google as an Android development language. If you’re an Intermediate Developer interested in learning more about Kotlin, this course can help you get acquainted with this concise, fun language by learning about its efficiencies and power in Android development! The course starts with a general overview of what Kotlin has to offer, and how to leverage the Kotlin Android Extensions plugin. It also explains how to work with Anko, and provides an overview of some of the library’s main artifacts: commons, layouts, and coroutines. To wrap up, the course covers how to work with collections.
- What Kotlin has to Offer
- Working with Lambdas
- Common Android Extension functions
- Kotlin Android Extensions overview
- Making use of the Anko library
- Working with Coroutines
- Nullability and Collections
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Over the past few months my team has been steadily moving our code over to
Kotlin. It’s been a joy to get to work with such a succinct, yet expressive language. However, I have spent needless hours attempting to debug issues in my application that were all solved with the addition of this one thing: