jlelse's Blog

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2016


How I Built An App For Telegra.ph

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Telegra.ph is Telegram’s new Medium alternative made for easy and also anonymous publishing. It’s quite similar to Medium, except the need to log in. Of course you CAN log in, but it isn’t necessary.

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Recommended WordPress Plugins

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If you are blogger or blog developer, you probably know the greatness of WordPress plugins. They can add unexpected features or unbelievable possibilities to your blog or the blog, you have to develop.

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How To Check For Updates On Gradle Dependencies

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As Android developer, you know the problem: You didn’t work on your project for a longer time and when you start working on it again you first need to update dozens of dependencies and it’s really annoying to browse hundreds of GitHub repositories to search for the latest versions.

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Where To Learn About Kotlin - Resources, I used

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I’m into Kotlin, because it’s a new (quite new) programming language, that solves all the Java problems, especially on Android. You can simply use Lambda expressions and much more on any API version. I also used Kotlin in production in my open sourced newsreader app NewsCatchr. Here I’ll share some of the sources, that helped me getting some knowledge in Kotlin:

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Great Open Source Android Libraries

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Libraries are a bunch of code that simplifies developing of certain features and prevent you from reinventing the wheel. Because most Android libraries are open source it’s also possible to fork and modify them. But you should take care about the specific licenses.

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Welcome To Dev All The Things!

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Here I’ll post things for developers. Useful tips I have for newbies or solutions for special problems, you know what I mean.

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