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Wrap-up 2019

Another year has come to an end, so it's time to reflect again. I'll attempt to sum up what I've done this year, how that compares to what I was planning to do at this same time last year, and what I expect to be next.


Getting Only Positive Feedback

A brief discussion of my wonderful imposter syndrome and a call for more criticism (at least towards me).


Better Custom Views with Delegates ➟

Reusable UI components are all the rage these days. In this article, we'll take a look at implementing custom components easily by using Kotlin's delegates.


Book (P)review: Living by the Code

I can't tell you how much I've been anticipating this book ever since I first heard it announced. This is a very short review, because really, you should read it yourself. But let me spoil one thing: It's amazing.


Publishing an Android library to MavenCentral in 2019 ➟

MavenCental is the place to be for serious libraries, but setting up publication to it can be a truly daunting task. Here's the guide to how we do it.


Primaries Matter (a discussion of constructors)

Primary constructors play a fundamental role in Kotlin classes. Let's take a close look at them, and really understand what exactly is part of a primary constructor, and what makes this constructor so special.


The Dog Riddle

A fun little challenge in Kotlin API design. Give it a try!


Delightful Delegate Design ➟

When developing a library, designing an easy to use API while hiding unnecessary implementation details from clients is fundamental. Let's look at some API design choices we've made for our library Krate, an Android SharedPreferences wrapper.