Posts in Android

Are apps in React Native, really Native apps?

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Since the early life of this framework, many companies adopted React Native, but many don’t understand what’s behind this technology

React Native apps have been with us for a while now. It was launched in March 2015, which means this month it is turning 5 years old. I started working with it 3 years ago when it was in its initial phases and everyone knew it became popular for 3 main reasons:

  1. Airbnb was using it and they were blogging awesomely about it here in their Medium profile.
  2. It was used and open-sourced by Facebook. 
  3. React is a great Javascript framework.
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Review of Android Studio 3.6

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A summary of the most important aspects of Android Studio 3.6

On Feb. 24, 2020, Google released the newest version of Android Studio, labeled version 3.6. If you’re like me, you probably haven’t paid attention to this update and will just do it whenever your projects need it or when you finally pay attention to the update pop-up.

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Android 11 Developer Preview Highlights

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What is coming in Android 11?

Today, Android announced the Android 11 developer preview. It’s 02–20–2020, and I’m starting to write this at 20:20 at night. I’m a big fan of numbers, so I hope this means something good for the Android world.

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Google Fuchsia – Android’s replacement?

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Google has been working on this experiment and everyone is wondering what it’s all about

For the past 8-10 years, the mobile market has been dominated by two brands we are all familiar with: Android and iOS. As we tend to do with technological advancements, we always think the things we know today will never end, but Google has started thinking differently. Since August 2016, Google has been working on what it initially called an “experiment,” Google Fuchsia. Some people think it may be the end of Android. In this piece, I will give you an explanation of this new operating system.

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Android Alert Dialogs in Kotlin – Tutorial – Part 1: Basics

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Dialogs are present in our every day lives in the digital world, almost every user knows what are we talking about when referring to dialogs: ‘those annoying small windows that cover the screen and interrupt what you want to do’… well sort of, it is like most of our Android UI tools, a way to communicate important messages with users. That’s why I have created this Android Alert Dialogs in Kotlin Tutorial.

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Hash Tables in Kotlin – The HashMap implementation

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Data structures are important topics in any kind of software development, but most of the explanations surrounding them are based in Java. The advantage of Android development is that it was initially done in Java, but in the most recent years, Kotlin has been the preferred language for development. For this reason, it’s important to understand and take the classical and broad Java knowledge into modern programming languages. This is important for a number of reasons, among which we could mention: knowing data structures gives us strong programming bases, makes coding easier, helps us optimize execution time and memory, and also they are usually asked in technical interviews! So let’s start with Hash Tables in Kotlin.

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What is Android X?

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What is this new support library and why is it needed in the Android world?

Whether you’re an experienced Android developer or are new to the platform, if you have written Android code recently, it’s highly likely that you wonder what is Android X exactly. If you’re like me, most likely you don’t look into the details behind what this term means or what the difference is between it and other imports you make to your app, like the Support Library. But if you’re here, most likely you’re wondering what’s behind AndroidX. I hope to clarify some of your doubts about it.

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