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Android icon animations

Android Icon Animations

It’s unbelievable how much do most of the Android apps miss out on animations. In particular – icon animations. Once you see an app that utilizes animation in an amazing way you can’t go back. Of course I’m talking about the Plaid app by Nick Butcher. The first time I saw it I was amazed. There’s so much thinking was spent into designing every single piece of it. And yes, as you guessed, today we’re going to look at just a little part of making an Ultimate Android App – icon animations. Exited already? Let’s get started!

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Why you should switch to Android ConstraintLayout

Android ConstraintLayout

Hey there, today we’re going to look at Android ConstraintLayout. It was introduced in Android Studio 2.2 and if I got it right, you can use design-only mode (no XML) involved to build beautiful responsive layouts. And that’s what we’re gonna find out today: is it easier, faster to build apps with ConstraintLayout. And what’s by no means less important – does it perform better?

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Write less with Android Data Binding

Write less with Android Data Binding

Hey there, in my previous post we looked at the main two approaches with Data Binding. While first approach was very familiar to us, but after a while you get bored of it and want something more fancy.  How to actually write the next level progressive code with Data Binding? In this post we’ll find out is it worth to actually learn how to use Data Binding. And most of all, can you write less with it and get results faster. So let’s get started.

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Welcome to My Hexaville


Who I am

As a self-taught developer I acknowledge the tremendous amount of work by your own that you have to do. Nobody’s going to push you forward, if you give up,  nobody will motivate you. Some guys don’t even have any programmers in their friend circle, which is weird, right? There’s programmers everywhere! And I feel a great enthusiasm from people who don’t have a Computer Science degree, but have some deep thoughts about switching to software development, when I tell them my story. They see themselves, realizing it’s actually POSSIBLE Continue reading Welcome to My Hexaville