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Notifications: From zero to hero Android N* – part 2/3

A notifications guide for all developers who already got the basics. You will learn how to become a pro of the Android notifications. In the 2nd article from the series, we are going to cover Android 5 and 6.

Notifications: From zero to hero Android N* – part 1/3

If you are a newbie to the Android notifications, here are the very essentials you need to know to build them for the Android Platform. Including the definition itself, just to let you start the proper way. The more complex and entertaining ones are coming in part 2 and 3

Optimizing Gradle to speed up your build times

It’s a story of how an optimized gradle can reduce the build time to a couple of seconds! Some work done in Android Studio and voilà.

Be Open Source and publish your library on Android platform

As software developers we have the possibility to share our code based on the Open Source principles. What are the main advantages? Other people have free access to our work, they can improve, expand and use your code in their own projects. This article shows, how to configure and publish your

Demystify the use of HTML in TextView

As a developer you probably used or tried to use HTML tags in your TextView components to create rich text. You probably found some examples on StackOverflow, replaced the text and Voilà! Job done. If you wish to learn how this works under the hood just keep reading.

Setup Gradle for your Android project like a boss – part 2

Gradle is a native build system supported by Android Studio. In the previous post I covered some basics and then focused on generating version code and name, which was especially helpful while building apk. Time to move on to the other fancy tricks.

Working with the Percent Support Library

Google released new Percent Support Library which contains two extra container classes: PercentFrameLayout and PercentRelativeLayout. I want to show you how to work with these layouts which are great in handling percentage-based sizing of widgets.

How to build an incremental search using FRP

Functional Reactive Programming (FRP) has changed how I think about solving problems in iOS. Here I will show you a complete and simple way to build an incremental search using FRP.

What’s under the hood of the OkHttp’s cache?

I guess many of you implement apps using network operations. In most cases we use OkHttp library, usually through Retrofit. One of the nicest features of OkHttp is its caching mechanism. In this post I will go through all relevant steps in caching and explain how it works

Setup Gradle for your Android project like a boss – part 1

Gradle build system gained its popularity with the native support in Android Studio a while ago. It’s quite powerful but not every developer knows how to use it to their advantage. I can’t really tell that I use all capabilities of gradle but I’ll share what I know. You might like it! Gradle – yay!

The hottest Android libraries

Testing libraries in production takes time and could be painful. Let me help you with this task! Here is my list of the hottest Android libraries out there!

Rich TextView styling with spans for Android

I was recently inspired by Lisa Wray and her presentation at the Droidcon NYC conference – Beautiful Typography on Android. I am going to show you how to use spans to enrich the TextView component. It’s based on a true story 🙂