Archives: comparison

ConstraintLayout 1.0

What happened since the first release of ConstraintLayout? Has it changed for the better or the worse? These and similar questions will be addressed below: Introduction It’s been a while since I last wrote about ConstraintLayout and how fun playing around with it is. Meanwhile it went through several alpha, beta and stable versions, so let’s dive […]

Speed: Recommendation for Keeping and Manipulating Objects

It is often the case at Wanari that we need to convert objects of one kind to become objects of another kind. This happens because we use different models in the different levels of an application. The question obviously came up: how should we do this? Does it matter what kind of a collection we […]

CouchBase: how can you make a filterable list in SpringData?

Sure it’s not Instagram filters; Couchbase filters are to be created here: What is Couchbase? Couchbase Server is a NoSQL document database with a distributed architecture for performance, scalability, and availability. It enables developers to build applications easier and faster by leveraging the power of SQL with the flexibility of JSON. Why do you […]

Adventures of a First Time Junior Dev

Being on the verge of employment for me was a rather scary situation as a wannabe developer. There were so many doubts in my mind – most of which in retrospect were absolutely irrational. As of now, I’ve been working at Wanari for 3 months. Here I will write about my fears as a student, […]

Java8 orElse versus orElseGet – easily misused

So, the Java8 Optional has two really cool (and similar) functions: the orElse() and the orElseGet(). If we quickly read the javadoc for each, we will only see a small difference; one of them has a T type as a parameter and the other has a function which must return with T (as a parameter). […]

A Beginner’s Guide to XML Parsing in Swift

Tons of document formats using XML syntax had been developed, like RSS, Atom, SOAP and XHTML, so it’s good to know, how to work with them. If you are not familiar with XML, it’s basically a precisely formatted text or string, which can be parsed into an array of objects containing the precious information.

A Native Mobile Dev’s Favorite Libraries

A junior developer starts to develop everything by himself. However, a little experience or help will teach him that it’s not useful to write every little piece of code on his own. Enthusiastic developers provide a lot of good and widely tested solutions for problems almost everyone faces during development. Using these libraries can save you […]

Android Developers! Here are 5 of the Best Video Transcoding Libraries +1 for Only Audio!

Some Android Projects might require high or low level media processing. This article rounds up a few useful libraries, like FFmpeg, MP4Parser, Intel Media for Mobile, etc. All the libraries have both pros and cons. You need to carefully consider, according to your initial target API-s, devices, and specification, which one you’ll use . I won’t go into too much detail, the article’s main purpose is to help you decide which lib fits best for a given issue. The selected library or libraries can have great effect on the size of your final application, and will also affect the code complexity and amounts of future maintenance.