Rewriting The History

Most of us are engineers and at the end of the day humans. So basically we all are bound to make mistakes. As an Engineer we make such mistakes in code quite often and even if we do not admit it , they do exist. How many times have you published your code to a public VCS such as Github/Bitbucket with the credentials and then pulled down the repository only to reset the whole history and re-publish the new repository with the credentials cleaned out. »

Do you like to ADB?

Lets face it we all have been there , trying to fiddle with managing our emulators and dev devices. And at max we would do is try to manually manage it. Let me make this clear I am not talking about tests here as that’s all related to the code. My focus here is on managing the device/emulator that’s paired with your dev environment/system (..and to your IDE - Android Studio , if you still use Eclipse you are simply oblivious to the joys of coding in Android [here is a long blank stare from me to you] ). »

Whats in the APK?

If I give you the code of an android app and ask you to provide me information regarding the android app like minSdkVersion, targetSdkVersion, permissions, configurations, almost anyone who knows how to code an android app would provide it to me in a few minutes. But what if I gave you an android apk file and then ask you to answer for the same πŸ€” Its tricky if you try to think at the very first instance. »

Update Dependencies.Code.Repeat.

Agree or not agree, but on an average consensus pretty much every android dev goes through the loop of Update Dependencies.Code.Repeat. for each of his/her android project. Its frustrating, a waste of time and super annoying when you would want to have the same version across all projects. One of such situations that I recently got into was trying to keep all my apps under Android-Examples repository on github updated. As you can see it the repository has multiple small and simple examples of completely functional android apps. »

Guide to publishing your Android Library via JitPack

Ok so you already know how to build your android library and publish it to JCenter/MavenCentral. This post is third in parts of a series. P.S. : If you dont know how to , go ahead and have a look Guide to publishing your Android Library via Jcenter/Bintray Guide to publishing your Android Library via MavenCentral Guide to publishing your Android Library via JitPack The very first question that people would have is »