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Paul Hadfield
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Android JetPack Codelabs
I've been watching many of the videos from this year's Google IO 2018 and the Jetpack announcement really caught my attention. Since last year's IO I've been keeping an eye on the architecture components and Jetpack is the natural continuation of this - wi...
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Problem installing AWS CLI
It never feels like a good start when you're trying to start out with something and the install fails with an obscure error! I was just trying to install the Amazon CLI following the instructions at https://aws.amazon.com/cli/ and ran into the following er...
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The 'Rewrite' vs the 'Refactor'
Sometimes you will come across a codebase / application that looks in such a mess or so old that the only option is to do a full rewrite. The code is horrible and out of date, it's using an old version of a language / framework and everyone has forgotten h...
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Starting out with Kotlin and Android Architecture Components
Just recently I've been to a few talks about Kotlin and been reading up about Android Architectural Components . I've also had an idea for a really basic app playing around in my mind for a while, so it seems a perfect opportunity to kill two birds with on...
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Humanitarian Toolbox Codeathon - 20th January 2018
Firstly, I'm a bit late to the party with my blog article, both Steve (the event organiser) and Dave / Dan (a couple of the attendees) have written great articles that can be found here: Steve Gordon Dave Mateer Dan Clarke So back to my story regarding the ...
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Coaching at Brighton Code Bar
Last week I finally got around to coaching at Brighton Code Bar , something I've been meaning to do for at least a year or so now (and apologies for taking so long). If, like me, you've been considering this but have worried about what you can contribute, t...
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iOS Dynamic Type
On iOS devices within accessibility section of general settings you can change the text size, making it (much) larger or smaller. I hadn't come across this before, but to get your application to work with the user's settings you use 'Dynamic Type'. These...
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TypeScript Playground
Just a note about TypeScript Playground , an online REPL for TypeScript. Been around a while, but really useful for trying out a quick bit of TypeScript.
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Saying yes to one thing is saying no to something else!
The one bit of advice I wish I'd received much earlier in my career is: Saying yes to one thing means that you are always saying no to something else! It seems pretty obvious when you think about it, as time is finite. So every little task you take on, is ...
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