Testing LiveData on Android

Testing LiveData represents an interesting challenge due to the peculiarities of its technology and the way it eases development for your Android app. I’ve recently started to build an Android app to keep motivated on my journey to learn Kotlin. My most recent experience has been with Architecture Components and this brief blog post, in

Email development with React and Webpack

business person laptop email

Email development is often an overlooked practice due to the peculiarities and constraints that most email clients impose. If you want to deliver a delightful user experience to your product you have to maintain its design consistent across all the media it is consumed from. An email is one way your product might be consumed

Technical debt kills your company

tech debt card

The early days of a startup are often a chaotic mix of excitement, rush and fear. Software-enabled startups are learning about their product as they iterate with their first customers. This leads to frequent and unplanned changes that will help rapidly evolve their product to fit the market they’re trying to disrupt. Nevertheless, the decisions

Autocomplete engine in Go: let’s build it

Hilarious autocomplete

Some time ago I worked on a small autocomplete web service for fun and curiosity. Part of it consists pretty much of what I’m going to talk about in this post. We’re gonna build a small completion suggester in Go. A couple of assumptions I’ll have for this experiment are: we don’t care about sub-word

Gogoa – Cocoa bindings for Go

I don’t actually know why but I was wondering how easy it is to integrate Cocoa with Go. Well [SPOILER] looks like it’s super easy! The first comfortable piece I encountered, actually, was Go 1.3 changelog where it states: Finally, the go command now supports packages that import Objective-C files (suffixed .m) through cgo. Since I’m now with

I’m moving [Part 1]

Hey, As usual it’s been some time since my last post. I swear I’ve been through busy days. Anyway, I’m posting just to keep up with you and let you know I’m moving the blog (actually I’ve moved it) to my own site thread0.me. Please, join me there! BTW1, this is just part 1 as I’m

A native iOS app with a Qt third-party library

I’m wrapping up here pieces of information that I used to setup a working native iOS project taking advantage of a library I wrote mainly using Qt. The library I wrote has nothing to do with GUI, it just helps me dealing with connectivity, REST API interaction, file system access, compression… Also, the library was

Workaround Windows Tray Area Item Preference

Introduction I’m not an experienced Windows developer. I had to make it clear 🙂 Today I had the chance to implement kind of a nasty hack on Windows. I had to make my application tray icon always visibile, at least by default. I swear I honor user preference then. I know this is one of