May 1st is the Labor Day. Surprisingly it’s an official day off in Sweden. This broke my internal schedule and digest was not issued yesterday. Sorry for that.
This digest includes (but not limited to) huge, free and fresh collections of videos from recent conferences (seems like April was most popular month for dev conferences ever). Also, you’ll get an update on Swift evolution, new iOS and Android frameworks. I received several articles from readers that worth to read.
- Migrating To Coordinators. Soroush Khanlou wrote new articles about coordinators pattern in iOS. I never used this pattern in my own project, however I always keep in mind recommendations from this series of coordinators articles.
- Uber Used Private API to Access iPhone Serial Number. No, they aren’t banned after all.
- There are three good and fresh collections of videos this time
- RW DevCon 2016 vault. RW team released past year conference videos and code for free. It’s Swift 2 but it should not be a problem to migration. If you’re beginner then it’s good exercise for you.
- AppBuilders 2017. Videos are uploading still, so you probably want to subscribe to stay updated (also you can follow conference’s Twitter account @appbuilders_ch)
- Functional Swift Conference 2017. Pay attention that this is advanced level of development with Swift.
- BouncyLayout is a collection view layout that makes your cells bounce. (via Robert-Hein). Watch the code, I like the style.
- TextFieldCounter. UITextField character counter with lovable UX ?. No math skills required ?
- Android Makers 2017
- Lessons learned: Testing Runtime Permissions. This is from readers’ submissions. The article is a year old, but Android users are sooo slow in adoption of new versions, so I believe it will stay actual for next couple years
- Don’t put view != null checks in your Presenters. Actually, the articles describes a good approach to avoid if-else case for this kind of checks
- Making Java Code Easier to Read (Without Changing it)
- How We Created BubblePicker – a Colorful Menu Animation for Android
- How we made Basecamp 3’s Android app 100% Kotlin. Case study from Basecamp developers.
- I’m a bit sceptic about Kotlin, because it’s relatively new and should have the same weaknesses as Swift (non-backward compatible changes in API, not enough example codes). However, I getting very positive feedback from other developers. So, I’m planning to look for more articles about Kotlin, like this 16 Kotlin tips for Android development.
Let me know if you interested in Kotlin?
- data-binding-validator. Android fields validation library based on data binding adapters
- 10 Mobile App Development Trends To Watch For
- Apple lowers app affiliate commission rate from 7% to 2.5% globally
Google Cloud Next’17 Videos. This probably should be in Android section, but in fact it useful for developers on all platforms because Google provides unified API for everyone.
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