Flutter or React Native, a cross-platform dilemma - How they work - (Part 3)

Welcome to the third part of this article series about React Native and Flutter. In the latest episode, we have talked about User Interfaces and how to build them in the two frameworks. In this article, we’ll go deeper under the hoods to understand how things work. But I will not go deeper with lot’s of details and implementation things, because I want to make you understand how the thing works at a high level....

16 March 2020 · 7 min

Flutter or React Native, a cross-platform dilemma - How to build User Interfaces - (Part 2)

Welcome to the second part of this comparison about React Native and Flutter. In the first episode, we have introduced the two frameworks with some history and with a comparison between the languages that these two frameworks use. If you have lost the first episode, I suggest you read it before moving on. Flutter or React Native, a cross-platform dilemma - Introduction - (Part 1) In this article, I will explain how to build user interfaces in React Native and Flutter....

7 January 2020 · 6 min

Flutter or React Native, a cross-platform dilemma - Introduction - (Part 1)

These days you have certainly heard about cross-platform mobile development, in particular about the “senior” React Native and the “freshman” Flutter. Today, I want to start a series of articles to understand the two frameworks. In particular, I want to describe their differences, their weaknesses, their strength… so, all you need to know to help your choice. In this article, I want to introduce the two frameworks with a historical overview and an analysis of the languages that they use....

12 December 2019 · 4 min

How I take note at conferences

Today I want to share my setup of note-taking that I use during conferences. Unfortunately, I’m not the guy able to take the beautiful, colorful sketchnotes that you can see on Twitter. That’s because I have never been able to draw, put colors and do manual graphics stuff in an orderly manner. My notes on paper would be colorless and cryptic. Moreover, I like the idea to have in one place, all the information regarding the talk that I watched, for example, link to the slides, photo, video, etc....

6 July 2019 · 3 min

How to publish and distribute your Android library

Update - February 2021 As you may have heard, JCenter is shutting down in May 2021. Into the Sunset on May 1st: Bintray, JCenter, GoCenter, and ChartCenter https://jfrog.com/blog/into-the-sunset-bintray-jcenter-gocenter-and-chartcenter/ So, this tutorial is no longer recommended because it explains how to publish an Android library to JCenter. I suggested you follow this guide written by Márton Braun. Publishing Android libraries to MavenCentral in 2021 https://getstream.io/blog/publishing-libraries-to-mavencentral-2021/ If you have already published a library on JCenter and you want to migrate the old artifacts to MavenCentral, you can follow the guide that I’ve written:...

28 May 2019 · 7 min

Bottom App Bar with Menu and Swipeable Tabs in Flutter

The recent revamp of the Material Design has introduced new beautiful items, for example, the Bottom App Bar. Image from Material Design Guidelines With Flutter is super easy to implement like shown in the official documentation. However, for me, the tricky part is to combine it with swipeable tabs so, in this article, I’ll explain all the steps that I’ve followed to obtain it. Here’s a spoiler of the final result:...

20 March 2019 · 4 min

A journey from Async Task to Kotlin Coroutines

Photo by felipe lopez on Unsplash Some weeks ago I released a new version of the RSS Parser Library and I talked about the update in a blog post. RSS Parser 2.0: bye bye Async Task, welcome Coroutines This update brought a huge change in the infrastructure of the library. SPOILER: Kotlin and coroutines. Today, in this post I want to talk about the transition process and all the decisions that I have made to develop this new version....

14 January 2019 · 7 min

RSS Parser 2.0: bye bye Async Task, welcome Coroutines

Finally, I found some time to sit down and work on my library RSS Parser. Before starting to describe all the cool stuff that I’ve introduced with this update, I want to thank you all for the support. In fact this year, the library exceeded 100 stars on Github, that seems a little goal but it means a lot to me. I wrote this library back in 2016 and now in 2018, the code was “ugly” compared to all the coolest stuff provided by Kotlin....

22 December 2018 · 3 min

New update for RSS Parser: featured image

Today I’ve released a new version of the Android library RSS-Parser This library allows you to easily download an (or multiple) RSS Feed in order to display it in your application. If you don’t know RSS-Parser, you can give a look to the blog post dedicated to it. In that post I’ll give also some tip about the library usage. Thanks to the issues and the suggestions provided by the community, I’ve improved the parsing of the feature image of the article....

6 May 2018 · 1 min

How to install Wordpress on Arch Linux

Every time I’ve tried to install Wordpress on Arch Linux it was a tragedy. Sometimes a configuration was missing, sometimes stuff not well known was broken and I never found an updated and complete guide. So here you are! In all the following commands I’ve omitted “sudo”. Please use it when it is necessary. Before starting make you sure that all the packages are updated. pacman -Syu Install Apache First of all, you need to install and configure Apache, the web server....

19 January 2018 · 4 min

New update for RSS Parser: article categories

Today I’ve released a new version of the Android library RSS-Parser This library allows you to easily download an (or multiple) RSS Feed in order to display it in your application. If you don’t know RSS-Parser, you can give a look to the blog post dedicated to it. In that post I’ll give also some tip about the library usage. Starting from today you can get also the categories of the article, like shown in the screen below....

11 December 2017 · 1 min

How to easily handle RSS Feeds on Android with RSS Parser

Two month ago I have talked about YoutubeParser, an Android Library that I developed. Today I want to talk about RSS-Parser, another library that I wrote. This library allows you to easily download an (or multiple) RSS Feed in order to display it in your application. For every article it is possible to download the following information: Title Author Description Content Main Image Link Publication Date Here you can find an example of feed....

16 August 2017 · 2 min