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I write about Android, Software Engineering and my Personal Projects.
How many vacation days do you have left?
How many times have you asked yourself this famous question just before planning your next holiday? And what is the next...
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Why a startup can save you from boredom.
Don’t be afraid to change job if you feel bored! It is in the human nature to find a secure...
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Exploring Android Animations
Are you a designer or a developer who would like to add a fine touch to your android application? Animations...
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Social Media Authentication for your views and your backend.
Are you one of those guys who tried to use the FirebaseUI library and got stuck with the built-in authentication dialog...
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Getting started with Firebase while moving away from Parse.
The announcement that Facebook will shut down Parse on January 28, 2017 has definitely generated a lot of rumors and...
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Dependency injection: why and how?
If you are interested in boosting the quality of your code then you should definitely start looking into ways to...
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Automate your graphics to support multiple screens.
With new android devices coming out every day it is difficult to make sure that your images look best on...
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Blending pixels.
In this blog post I am providing you with a tool which will help to understand the possibilities behind PorterDuff modes...
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Theming your images.
Have you ever considered theming the images of your app? If you have a predominant color in your theme or graphics,...
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Automate naming conventions.
As any repeating task that could be automated to save time and prevent human mistakes, adhering to coding conventions could be...
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Add a copyright notice to your code.
For the series "How I did it last time?", it's better if this time I write it down to avoid to...
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Following the inaugural Android Dev Summit
The Android engineering team of Google has just kicked-off two days of tech talks for its Android followers. As many...
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My journey at the first Big Android BBQ in Europe (day 2).
In the post about my first day at the Dutch BABBQ, I have spent quite some good words for the speakers...
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My journey at the first Big Android BBQ in Europe (day 1).
At Coolblue, where I am currently working, I have a certain budget to attend conferences and follow trainings. Thanks to this possibility,...
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Publish your library to jCenter in 3 steps!
I believe that you have copied your code from one project to the other at least a few times in...
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