Month: April 2019

Android Architecture for the Simple Mind: MVVM (Model, View, View-Model)

If there’s one thing that had a drastic change in the way I develop apps, it’s learning about Android architecture. Sure, I learned a few libraries in my journey, RxJava, Firebase, Retrofit, and they all helped, but nothing completely changed the way I write code than, well, changing the fundamentals of how you write. Changing…
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Android Q Top New Features (as of Beta 2) and what they mean for Developers

Android Q Beta 2 is out now for us to test with, see what new developments they’ve made to the ecosystem and how it affects our apps. Images are now available for us to run our emulators with, as for physical devices, it is already compatible with all the Pixel devices. Android Q introduces support…
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The Future of Eric Decanini: The Blog and its Embers

So this one’s going to be a bit different, and a little more serious. Over the past few months, my blogs have been all over the place. Eric Decanini as a blog started out by explaining each Firebase tool and service and put it in a way that would be easy to understand for even…
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Firebase ML Kit 7: Language Identification & Smart Replies

It’s been almost a year since the release of Firebase ML Kit and the team brought some neat changes to the package: 4 new AI models to do with Natural Language and Preparation for Production. Of course, as one who advocates the ease of use of AI so endearingly as long as it doesn’t destroy…
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