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The Android guy

Modularizing your Android app, some quick notes (Part 4)

Basically, in part 3 of this series we managed to fully modularize an Android app.¬†However there are some notes that need to be taken. We didn’t cover too much about resources (res folder) in any of our parts therefore we are handling it now. Here are some things that we should notice about resources in modularization: 1- Strings. No need there for a large file of it. It’s easier when each module has access to it’s own string values rather than accessing them all from a :core_module.

Modularizing your Android app, breaking the monolith (Part 3)

On our latest article, what we did was creating a Dagger component about almost all of our features and provided a ViewModel(Factory) for every Fragment we had inside a module. As said, this is a little too much work for Dagger, the programmer and each feature. It’s a total overkill of using Dagger actually, we could have stuck to a manual DI instead, but I required you to be patient.

Modularizing your Android app, breaking the monolith (Part 2)

This is part 2 of a series of articles about modularizing Android app. If you haven’t yet read the first article, you may find it here. On our first article we just moved some classes outside the application and applied as an independent module. But what if we have dependencies pulled from the application level? This could be a small challenge. First of all, we want to clarify on how are we going to modularize the app.

Modularizing your Android app, breaking the monolith (Part 1)

Inspired by a Martin Fowlers post about Micro Frontends, I decided to break my monolithic app into a modular app. I tried to read a little more about breaking monolithic apps in Android, and as far as I got, I felt confident to share my experience with you. This will be some series of blog posts where we actually try to break a simple app into a modularized Android app.

From Gson to Moshi, what I learned

There is no doubt that people are getting away from GSON and I agree with those reasons too. The only advantage GSON has over other parsing libraries is that it takes a really short amount of time to set up. Furthermore, the most important thing is that Moshi is embracing Kotlin support. First let’s implement the dependency: implementation("com.squareup.moshi:moshi:1.8.0") It’s not a struggle to migrate to Moshi. It’s really Gson look-a-like.

Unit testing with coroutines

The coroutines API has already brought some innovation in the Android and Kotlin world. I always loved the idea of keeping it as simple as we all can. There is a saying around here that “Whoever talks to much, makes too much mistakes” and I see this a little bit related to Java’s verbosity and also in the world of concurrency. It’s said over and over again that concurrency is not simple and I couldn’t agree more: You have to care about context, jobs running in parallel, cancelation, returning values etc.