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Consuming a JSON API - Part 2 (EventBus)

Jul 30th, 2015 in Android

Using EventBus to update your Android app after receiving the contents of a JSON API.

Consuming a JSON API - Part 1 (Retrofit)

Jul 15th, 2015 in Android

Square's Retrofit library together with EventBus makes it super simple to parse the contents of a JSON API into your Android app.

Simple Android utility to parse config files in your app

Jun 19th, 2015 in Android

A really simple utility file I keep around in my Android projects which processes a raw JSON file into a List of objects.

Android swipe to refresh, only at the top of the list

Jun 10th, 2015 in Android

Build a swipe to refresh list, which only refreshes when at the top of the list.

Creating an instant autocomplete field in Android

Jun 2nd, 2015 in Android

How to create an autocomplete text field in Android, which displays suggestions in the dropdown and has a clear button.

Rspec - How to test a controller has included concerns

May 18th, 2015 in Ruby on Rails

A short Rspec snippet to verify the correct concerns have been included in a controller.

How to split Rails routes.rb into multiple smaller files

Apr 27th, 2015 in Ruby on Rails

Organise your routes.rb file into smaller files, works in both Rails 3 and 4.

Supercharged Javascript and CSS animations

Apr 21st, 2015 in ProductAngularJS and Javascript

Summary notes from the Browser Rendering Optimization course on Udacity focussed on building 60 fps apps.

How do you measure user experience quality?

Apr 14th, 2015 in Product

Are there any factors which help evaluate a product as a bronze, silver, or gold standard of quality?

Overview of basic terms in AngularJS

Mar 25th, 2015 in AngularJS and Javascript

A glossary of terms commonly used in Angular JS documentation and tutorials.