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Tips and Tricks for Choosing an IT Thesis Topic

#changintheworld #oneappatatime   So, thousands of Hungarian college students turned their theses in last week. It was probably the peak in the middle of a sleep deprived period, as examinations are also still taking place. I decided to save all my key insights from this extraordinarily amazing period of time. (riiiight.) Hopefully it will help […]

XML Drawables for Android Developers

It’s good to know what you can do in xml to draw something on the UI. I recently noticed that I and some colleagues tend to overcomplicate simple tasks, because we don’t really know the built-in possibilities. Sometimes the design requires a not too complex, but not so simple (e.g. a shape) drawing on the […]

How are Scala Implicits more explicit than Java Generics?

This blogpost will show you how implicits can solve problems arising from/because of type erasure, proving that Scala implicits sometimes are more explicit than Java generics   All of these code snippets can be copy-pasted to the REPL. Some of the require-s will fail, those are just to demonstrate the expected work without the need […]

How Can I Use WebSocket on iOS?

If you’re a mobile developer, there’s a pretty good chance that you’ve used some kind of networking. Apps most often use a REST API, and usually it’s enough, as it allows fast and easy JSON based communication (here is a JSON object converter). One of the downsides is, however, that REST communication requires the client to […]

ZeroKit and Firebase Demo App First Look

If there is sensitive data to be stored when developing a mobile app, security is of utmost importance. Developers can make hackers’ work harder, but it’s almost impossible to totally prevent a data breach if they are at it. Key and encryption handling can be a real pain-in-the-ass. Storing encrypted data is one thing, but […]

How to write cancellable http requests with Angular $http service

Inspiration The recent spread of the mobile internet connection almost completely changed the job profile of almost every frontend-developer. We steadily try to make our web pages responsive, and fearlessly fight against a wide variety of mobile browsers. But the mobile internet access has one more, a less freqently mentioned danger that causes sleepless nights […]

How to Write a Custom Protocol for Gatling?

I like to try out new tools and new things, so I decided to loadtest my newly written “simple chat” application to see how AkkaStreams handles load. Starting with load testing, there are some tools out there. The top three are JMeter, Gatling and Tsug. Tsug is written in erlang, and my half year long […]