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How Android Studio 3.5 Improves Android App Development

In this post, we feature a comprehensive article about how Android Studio 3.5 Improves Android App Development. Android Studio has been one of the most popular tools for an Android development environment for years now, starting not long after its 2014 release. It’s seen used both on the desk of individual developers and in the offices of an Android app ...

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Publishing your Android Library to Bintray (Gradle)

In the last article, I mentioned how I got around to creating an Open-Source android library. In this post, we’ll take a look at how to publish your android library to Bintray. Once your library is published on bintray, it’ll be available to be used via gradle. There are essentially 5 steps to publish your library on bintray: Create an ...

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Android Jetpack Compose – Once and For All !

Jetpack compose is out for developer preview as was announced in Android Dev Summit 2019. It has been creating a buzz around the town with it’s declarative UI capabilities.  I recently got around to trying Jetpack Compose and I actually started liking it! Let me preface this by saying that I actually didn’t like Flutter that much. Even though it’s ...

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How I created my first Open Source Android Library – Part 1

For long I’ve been thinking of creating an open – source android library. I’m a firm believer of the fact that contributing to open source and reading open source code makes one a better engineer. But I’d never had a first hand experience in creating a library of my own. Fascinated by the fact that how an Android library is ...

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How to capture Heap Dumps from Android App? – 3 Options

Heap Dumps are vital artifacts to diagnose memory-related problems such as memory leaks, Garbage Collection problems, and java.lang.OutOfMemoryError. They are also vital artifacts to optimize memory usage as well. In this article, we have given few different options to capture Heap Dumps from Android Apps. Once you have captured heap dumps, you can use great tools like HeapHero and Android studio’s heap analyzer to ...

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Flutter Firebase Authentication Tutorial

In this post on Flutter firebase authentication, we’ll take a look as to how we can authenticate users to our firebase app using firebase’s flutter plugin. If you’re not familiar with flutter, I’d recommend reading this before going ahead. It’ll give you a basic idea about flutter and help you along with this tutorial. https://ayusch.com/getting-started-with-flutter-app-development/ We’ll be creating a basic ...

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Using DataBinding with Glide in Android

In this post on databinding, we’ll take a look at how to load images using databinding with glide in an imageview. Let me begin by saying that you don’t need custom imageviews for this. Using binding adapter to declare a custom attribute, we can easily load a remote image into imageview with databinding. I’ll be creating a sample project for ...

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4 Best Android Libraries for Lazy Image Loading

Images drive user experience. People are said to be highly visual creatures. This is why face-to-face communication is often broken into three elements—7% spoken words, 38% voice and tone, and 55% body language—according to Albert Mehrabian’s 7-38-55 rule of personal communication.  We perceive the world mainly through our eyesight, picking up fewer signals from the rest of the senses. As ...

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Espresso Idling Resource for RecyclerView Data Changes

I was having a problem with using Android Espresso to test a RecyclerView when it’s data was updated. This is for an Android app where a list of contacts is displayed by a RecyclerView. There is a SearchView in the action bar that can filter the contacts list to display matching contact names. The Espresso test ran like this: Start ...

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