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Learn Kotlin for Android in One Day

This article is for Android developers who are familiar with Java and want to get started with Kotlin right away. Kotlin Coming from a Java background, I realized that Kotlin syntax is similar to Java and at the same time it can be very different. Kotlin is a very powerful language with loads of syntactic …

Android, RxJava and Retrofit: A Simple Guide to HTTP Requests 

Making HTTP requests is an important part of Android development. In this article, we will learn how to use RxJava and Retrofit to handle HTTP requests. Our Agenda! Create a basic Android app Add dependencies in build.gradle Create ApiService — which contains all HTTP endpoints Create HttpClient — which transfers data between the app and the server Create SchedulerProvider — which …

Firebase for Android— the What and the Why

Firebase is one of those products with plenty of buzz around it and the name doesn’t suggest anything. A beginner visiting Firebase’s homepage will see catchy tag lines flying around. “Forget about infrastructure”, “Move fast”, “App success made simple”. The reader is either pumped up or left confused. So, WHAT exactly is Firebase? Well, think of Firebase …