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Introducing 🌈RainbowCake

RainbowCake is an Android architecture framework, providing tools and guidance for building modern Android applications.

2020-06-29


Fragment Lifecycles in the Age of Jetpack

Fragments have... Complicated lifecycles, to say the least. Let's take a look at these, and how they all fit into the world of Jetpack today, with LifecycleOwners, LiveData, and coroutines.

2020-06-18


Thoughts about Event Handling on Android

In MVVM-like view architectures, view state isn't enough to communicate from the ViewModel to the View. They have to be supplemented by some kind of events, which come with several challenges you should be aware of.

2020-06-09


Thoughts about State Handling on Android

Handling the state of UI correctly is one of the prominent challenges of Android apps. Here are my subjective thoughts about some different approaches, which ones I tend to choose, and why.

2020-06-04


Designing and Working with Single View States on Android

Describing the state of a screen is a common practice these days thanks to MVI popularizing the concept. Let's take a look at some examples of how you can design your state objects neatly using data classes and sealed classes, and how you can put them into practice.

2020-05-25


The Single-cable Dream

Here's the story of how I moved my entire desk setup to be attachable to a computer via a single Thunderbolt 3 cable. It was quite the adventure, and 100% worth it.

2020-05-10


Anecdotes about web APIs

I think any respectable service these days should offer a web API to paying customers, so that power users of the service can integrate it with other services, and have reliable, trustworthy programmatic access to their data. Here are some anecdotes about services and APIs.

2020-04-11


Coroutine Cancellation 101

A brief introduction to the basics of coroutine cancellation.

2020-03-04