Standardizing Android development

When I first started working with Android development, I was confused to no end. I wasn’t confused not necessarily due to the Android framework, writing Java, and whatnot, but mostly due to lack

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Managing localization in Rails

In large applications, managing localization files can become a behemoth of a task, especially if you’re working with external translation teams who will be providing you with proper translations

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Obfuscate builds before releasing apps

Obfuscating builds is one of those things that I didn’t pay attention to (and wasn’t even aware of) when I first started learning how to develop Android apps. I thought all I had to do was

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Returning to the parent activity

I recently had to resolve a bug in one of my projects where if the user pressed the back button in the Toolbar to go back to the previous screen, the app would crash. And the app would crash because the

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Keep your Android Monitor logs when app crashes

My apps crash all the time during development (thanks to plethora of those pesky NullPointerExceptions). Okay, probably not the best way to market myself BUT I do fix those bugs before the build is released

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Unnecessary use of CoordinatorLayouts

It feels like Google is seriously promoting the use of CoordinatorLayouts these days. They even released (unfortunately, I can’t seem to locate the link for it) an entire blog/website dedicated to

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Use of Secure SharedPreferences

Many apps that have a user authentication component sends a user’s access token to have access to the API and that user’s information. Many posts on StackOverflow suggest storing the user’s

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Prevent XML-RPC attacks on WordPress websites

This blog runs on WordPress, which I host on a VPS with DigitalOcean. I didn’t use SharedHosting services like Bluehost because I’m a geek and I like spinning up my own servers manually and

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Build Custom Info Windows in Android

In this blog post, we’ll go over how to build out custom Info Windows in Android. What are Info Windows? In applications that display a list of locations in a map with pins, you can often tap on

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Getting an address from latitude and longitude

Sometimes, you’ll need to get one or a list of nearby addresses using latitude and longitude. Unfortunately, the standard way of implementing this feature has a bug within Google’s Android

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