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Using the file resources in Android POJO unit test

Since version 1.1 of Android Gradle Plugin we can run unit test on a local JVM on our development machine. In this article I'll demonstrate how to make local resources available in unit test case.

iOS layouts for web developers #3 - managing the appearance

In the web, we've left behind the times when the view specific definitions like fonts or colors were scattered all over through the HTML structure. Now we’re looking at the iOS layouts. How do we maintain the content vs. presentation separation in iOS?

iOS layouts for web developers #2 - control positioning

Continuing the series of posts that looks into the iOS world from the web developer perspective. In the second post we're discussing multiple approaches to setting up where and how the controls on iOS are displayed and how it differs from HTML document flow.

iOS layouts for web developers #1 - basic building blocks

In the first part of iOS layouts for web developers series I'll have a look at the basic building blocks of the view layer in iOS and compare it to what HTML offers. First, we need to shift our mindset a bit and accept the fact we need to give up some control over our views to the iOS.

Anchor child element click

I had to solve a seemingly trivial bug in an angularjs based application that turned out to be more interesting than usual.

Lazy Apk - a simple TeamCity artifact downloader

At Bright Inventions we use TeamCity as a continuous integration server. Apart from building, running tests and uploading artifacts we sometimes use it to quickly distribute an android application to clients and test team. However we found using TeamCity UI on a mobile device isn’t as pleasing as it could be. That’s why we usually recommend downloading updates through a dedicated application such as TeamCity Downloader.