Resources for Getting Started with Modern Android Development

Resources for Getting Started with Modern Android Development

 After putting together resources for the Mobile Developer Graduate Program that we run at DVT, I realised that the content I referenced could be a great guide for getting started with Modern Android development. It is worth noting that we have a very hands-on approach to training the graduates at DVT. We run workshops as …

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Android Architecture Components – Looking at Lifecycles – Part 3

Android Architecture Components – Looking at Lifecycles – Part 3

In the previous posts (part 1 and part 2), we looked into the new Architecture Components that were announced at Google I/O 2017. The Android Architecture components are a welcome addition to the Android Platform. Previously, it was difficult to architect Android applications as there were no official guidelines. The new Architecture Components help solve …

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Teaching High School Girls about the Different Careers in Software Engineering

Teaching High School Girls about the Different Careers in Software Engineering

Yesterday I was invited to speak at St. Mary’s Diocesan School for Girls in Pretoria about Software Engineering and the different aspects of my every day job. I was really excited to share my story with them. When I was in High School we didn’t have this kind of opportunity. We had a Career Expo but …

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Google I/O 2017 – Highlights for the Android Developer

Google I/O 2017 – Highlights for the Android Developer

This year’s Google I/O 2017 was an exciting few days for developers. After last year’s complaints of long queues and no shade, Google listened and delivered a pre-booking system that ensured attendees weren’t queuing for hours. They also provided big bottles of sunscreen and more shade. 

Android Architecture Components – Looking at ViewModels – Part 2

Android Architecture Components – Looking at ViewModels – Part 2

The Android Architecture components were recently announced at Google I/O 2017. There are a few different components that are a part of these libraries. These components can be used in isolation but work really well when used together. In the previous blog post, we looked at using Room and LiveData. Make sure you read that …

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