Someone raised an interested question about how Android and iOS handle rounded corners in UI elemnets differently, so I used Jetpack Compose and Geometry to try to figure out why.
Modularization of Gradle projects can ease a team’s growing pains, but can also introduce challenges when architecting features that require knowledge of the specific modules used in an app. This post looks at approaches for dynamically aggregating dependencies in a project for reusable, extensible features.
Solving problems in programming often includes unknowns. Before I commit to lots of work I like to try to shed some light on those questions as quickly as I can, usually with working prototypes.
SQLite may not have dedicated datetime data types, but that doesn’t mean we have to restort to queries filled with meaningless numbers and post-processing datasets in application code. Here we’ll take a look at a real world use case for SQLite’s datetime functions and see how they can make working with dates easier.
Cashapp’s SQLDelight, a great ORM-like library for Android apps and SQLite, recently extracted it’s database driver to support other types of databases, opening it up to other use cases. Here are some tips from my recent experience deploying SQLDelight in a web app.
While simplifying and modernizing my website I realized that I don’t need anything as invasive as Google Analytics, so switched to server side analytics. Here I detail what I tried, and the docker container I ended up building to support automatic, robust, server side analytics.
After reading a recent post by Sam Edwards detailing how he wraps mock objects for tests, I had a good discussion with him and others about the alternative: simply making Fake implementations.
How my experience as a freelancer changed my perspective on hiring and employment.
Properly scoping objects in Android apps to avoid memory leaks and avoid repeating work can be challenging. Let’s take a look at some ways that this could be done in the past, and also an approach that is clean and simple, but isn’t tied to the Android framework.
Some data communicated between view models and views shouldn’t be restored. Here’s a look at a simple way to deliver these transient events, avoiding complexity and common bugs.