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Building sustainable Android apps for the 21st century

Submitted by Ragunath Jawahar (@ragunathjawahar) on Tuesday, 26 February 2019

Technical level: Intermediate

Abstract

Have you ever “fixed” a bug that ended up breaking your application? Have you ever felt scared of making changes to your codebase in fear of breaking things?
This is a 12-hour workshop aimed at developers who want to take their app building skills to the next level! In this workshop, we empower developers to build predictable, robust, and flexible applications.

Key takeaways,
1. Understanding of functional programming.
2. Introduction to a unidirectional data-flow architecture.
3. Achieving Using TDD to build business logic by writing unit and isolated tests.
4. Introduction to several ideas from clean architecture.
5. Introduction to mockito for testing side-effects.

Outline

In this two day workshop, we will enable developers to build high-quality Android apps by helping them build a bunch of apps that will familiarize them with some extreme programming practices, architecture and testing. Developers can go home and apply theses skills in existing or new projects and see a significant improvement in app quality and lower maintenance costs.

Requirements

Android Studio
GitHub repo for the workshop
Some knowledge in writing basic unit tests (helps but not required)

Speaker bio

Ragunath Jawahar is a consultant working with Uncommon, a prominent design studio that has worked with several unicorn startups in India. He specialises in mobile app architectures, workflow optimization and test-driven development. He has a knack for building awesome teams and believes in “you are only as good as the team you build”. You’ll find him constantly pushing himself to explore new programming paradigms, workflows, tools and techniques. He is allergic to complexity and loves building tools and libraries that make life easier for fellow developers.

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