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Refactoring — been there, done that

It’s fine to fail, make mistakes and learn from them. Still, you will leave behind some things that you are not proud of, and when it comes to fixing them, my advice can come to the rescue.

Is this year’s WWDC17 good for iOS developers?

WWDC17 summary

WWDC 2017 brought a variety of announcements with lots of new changes for all different segments of Apple’s ecosystem. How it’s been so far in the eyes of our iOS developers? Find out by watching a replay of our first ever live stream!

Top 5 tech events in Krakow you can’t miss this June

The long awaited hot season is finally here! But how to get the most out of it? See what’s going on on the Krakow tech stage and prepare a list of worthwhile events.

Top 5 tech events in Tricity you can’t miss this June

It’s easy to get lost when there is so many tech events going on and new ones constantly popping up like mushrooms after the rain. Which ones are worthwhile? We’ve checked it for you!

Kotlin is officially supported by Google – now what?

The annual Google I/O conference for Android developers brought great news – Kotlin is now an officially supported, first-class programming language. What does it mean for the world of Android development?

How to make XML-generating code more readable with Kotlin extensions and lambdas

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XML-generating code in Kotlin may not be readable enough by default. Thankfully, using Kotlin extension functions and lambdas with receiver, we can improve it significantly.

Realm Mobile Platform: Offline-first TaskManager app – Authentication

In this part of the series “Realm Mobile Platform: Offline-first TaskManager app”, we are going to implement authentication mechanism in our TaskManager app. The article includes both email and Facebook mechanisms!

Serverless architecture – AWS Lambda

Road to serverless area

Serverless architecture sounds awkward when you hear it for the first time. One might think. – Hold on! So, how to execute my code? There’s no server, really? Where is the catch? This article describes our experience we gained during our recent adventure with AWS Lambda – the serverless architecture

Under the hood of CHINOOK. Front page demystified

This fourth article in the series is all about the front page challenge. What are the scenarios behind the front pages? How does this mechanism even work? Read on to find out!

Chinook: cracking the front page challenge

Separation of concerns, content stacking, priorities…. These are my keywords of today. I hope that this article will give you a broad understanding of two things – the decision-making process that leads to the layout of the front page and what our library, called CHINOOK, does.

Realm Mobile Platform: Android “TaskManager” – Realm Object Server

In this part of the tutorial we are going to learn how to set up our Realm Object Server (launched on Ubuntu 16.04 Amazon EC2 instance) which will provide an automatic data synchronization and authentication for our app.

RDS Database Connection Pooling

This article presents our experience and practices we got while working with MySQL engine running on Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS). I focus especially on the connection layer and tweaking of Tomcat JDBC Connection Pool.