In the previous part I’ve described typical problems we have to face when developing applications on Android. I’ve also highlighted that some of them may be mitigated when data binding API is utilized properly. It’s time to dive into more details of how this promising API works.
Android application code often suffers from being more verbose than it could be. As libraries such as Android Annotations and ButterKnife have shown that’s only partially due to tediousness of Java. The recently announced Android Data Binding library can remove at least part of the boilerplate code we need to write. Since I’ve always liked Presentation Model pattern (MVVM) this is very dear to my heart. However just getting rid of a tedious code is not the main reason I’m so happy to see the new API. Let’s recap on common issues developer faces on Android and then I’ll show how using mentioned patterns with new offering from Google can mitigate them.
Every but trivial android application needs to maintain information about current user - regardless if he has authenticated or not. While this may sound easy there are still at least handful of ways one can do it - in this article I’m going to explore couple of them.
iOS, CocoaHeads, GYP, generate-ios, automation, TeamCity
Here come the slides from a talk I gave at the last Cocoaheads Tricity meeting. It’s titled “Automate your iOS deployment a bit” and shows how we approach build and deployment automation at Bright Inventions. In just a few days we’re going to publish our “generate-ios” Yeoman generator on Github.
Recently I had an opportunity to dive into an iOS development and while I enjoy it, I miss a lot of things from the web development world. I was looking for an iOS begginer guide targeted specifically to the web developers like me, but I haven't found any. This is how the idea for this series of blog posts was born.
Time to finish the iOS layouts for web developers series with the post about events. Both the web and iOS employ similar ideas, but the set of events is distinct and we need to be aware there are different ways to interact with the classical web than with the mobile device.
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?