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Mocking API Responses using a Retrofit Client in Android (Retrofit 1.9)

Writing test cases in Android can be quite a daunting task, especially the handling of different server responses. Testing error responses can be quite problematic and your app might not cover all the different scenarios. If you are using Retrofit 1.9 and below to do your network calls, testing error responses can be quite simple. There […]

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Using Git Flow for Android Development

Developing in a small team is pretty manageable as you generally see the code that is changing and can easily monitor these changes. Often teams don’t take full advantage of Git’s capabilities.

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Android Data Binding – Part 2

In Part 1 I gave an introduction into the Android Data Binding Library. I suggest reading that post first before reading further. In this post I am going to discuss the following : Binding Adapters Binding Events Two Way Binding Binding Adapters Creating an adapter and using Android Data Binding for each item is quite simple. […]

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Getting Started: The Android Data Binding Library Part 1

Anyone who has dabbled a bit in Android Development will know that Android is lacking a key component of MVVM: The ability to bind data without a couple of lines of code.  For instance, setting a TextView to some value retrieved from a server is pretty complex, considering the simplicity of the task: TextView textView = […]

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Four Apps I Can’t Live Without

I’m always really curious to know what apps people use on a daily basis, and what about those apps makes them so awesome? I have a couple of apps that have just slotted so easily into my everyday life, that I don’t even realise I am using them. Here they are: PushBullet https://www.pushbullet.com/ This app […]