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Getting started with Firebase Realtime Database on Android

Cloud Firestore may be out (in its beta) and it does look to be overshadowing its little brother, but there are a number of good reasons to stick to the Realtime Database. For instance, Realtime Database is just better than Firestore at being “realtime”. If you want to find out more about that, you should…
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Simple Programmer: The Man Who Helped Me Start It All

2018 has begun and its been 2 months since I started my blog. I may not have gotten very far, but I at least feel that there’s this huge improvement in my posts now compared to when I started. Not only do I feel more confident. I also feel more knowledgable about all the topics…
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Adding Firebase to your Android App

If you’ve seen this post before, you’ll probably recognise that this long-winded unpolished article has changed quite a bit. Of course, I’ll only leave you with the best content! Any unpolished gems must be dealt with. No need to bother with explaning why Firebase is so awesome. You already know that. That’s why you’re here.…
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“Lazy Solutions” Making Tedious and Mundane Tasks Quicker

I recently had to work on this app where mind-numbingly long lists of arrays needed to be filled in. I thought “that would take me ages!”. But come on, we’re programmers. We can make things happen. So imagine this: a program writing all your code for you. A program that can write a thousand lines…
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Why you should add Firebase to your App

What is Firebase? Not much really. Just a small set of tools. … if small was a large number. Firebase delivers tons of features. It can handle everything across the cloud, provide you with free analytics for your app, new ways to test your app at light speeds, or even configure your app differently for…
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Kotlin vs Java – Why you should switch to Kotlin

Let me just say this. I absolutely love Kotlin as a programming language. If I had to name a favourite, it would be that. For 2 years, I have been using Java for Android Development. When I heard about Kotlin at the Google I/O ’17, I was so eager to try it out. I can’t…
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Top 7 Android Phones Of 2017

I would do 8, but I’m too lazy for that. Since 2017 is coming to a close, it’s time we round up the best Android phones of the year. What makes a “Good” phone? We’re basing this criteria on what people actually want in a phone. This includes: CPU RAM Internal & External Storage Hardware…
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Is Maths Necessary as a Programmer?

Often it’s said that programming and maths are 2 closely related fields, yet it may not be so obvious how maths comes into programming. Let me make this clear. Maths is not completely essential to make it as a programmer According to Simple Programmer, maths is not required, but it definitely helps you. It helps…
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UI vs UX; And What Makes a Good UI/UX

UI (User Interface) and UX (User Experience) are two terms that get mixed up quite often, and for several reasons. They both sound pretty cool for the wannabe-tech-lord to know. So I’ll lay out in simple terms the difference between each, and what makes either of them good. UI How the application looks/the visual design…
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7 Reasons to get into Android Development

I would’ve done 8, but I’m too lazy for that. Mobile App development is often regarded as a harder field of programming to get into for reasons such as having to deal with limited processing power, but having learned it as my own first step into programming, I can assure you, it’s really not difficult.…
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