Just as the earth turns without stopping — new technologies also see the world in this way. Today, approximately 60% of Earth’s population are online — that is ~ 4.6 billions of potential users! And moreover the Internet could be accessed not only from web or mobile devices but also from smart devices.

The world of mobile development is in a race and to be first we need to run fast as well. In this blog post, we will take an overview of mobile app development trends you should pay attention to in 2021. Stay tuned!

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  1. Mobile traffic analysis

We typically spend most of our workday in our IDEs. And as modern IDEs have become very powerful, we have often failed to utilize them to their full potential.

This post from the mobile development series provides a brief description of tips and tricks on how to make Android Studio work for you so that you spend less time typing and navigating and more time actually building things.

This post assumes that you have a basic knowledge of common Intellij features and shortcuts. …

In this blog post from the custom software development series, we are going to answer the FAQ about Unit Testing, as well as its importance for the software development process. Stay tuned!

What is Unit Testing?

Unit tests are automated tests that are run to validate a unit of work ensuring that it behaves as intended. This helps to detect and offer assurance against bugs in the future.
Unit of work — a piece of code that is logically isolated in a system. Usually, it is a method or property.

In the following code snippet, you can see the simplest test case with validation…

This article describes the concept of a sum type and the importance and power that it gives to your codebase. It’s a thing from the type theory that is unrelated to a specific programming language. So, this article will be useful despite what language you use and what kind of developer you are.

It also acts as an intro to functional programming, and in the latest section we’ll show you specific examples of decoding unknown inputs in TypeScript with the help of io-ts.

What is a sum type?

In computer science, a tagged union, also called a variant, variant record, choice type, discriminated union, disjoint…

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  • The importance of choosing the right technology stack

The importance of choosing the right technology stack

So, you’re working for a tech company that is developing a new promising project. You’ve just clarified the business requirements and now the crucial moment is fast approaching: the choice of technology stack your awesome team will use. A project’s internal stakeholder groups (owners, managers, developers) usually have different ideas about the importance of choosing the right stack. …

Flutter is a cross-platform software development framework that was presented by Google in 2015 and received its first release in May of 2017. Flutter nowadays has steadily grown and provided possibilities not only for iOS and Android mobile development but also for web and desktop applications as well. Let’s dive into the topic and try to understand why it is so popular nowadays.

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  1. Dart: the language used by Flutter

Dart: the language used by Flutter

Before we start deconstructing the Flutter framework, let’s dig into the language that was used to build it — the Dart. Dart is an object-oriented programming…

Are your development processes fast enough?

The market and customer demand are changing exponentially. Nowadays a competitive environment dictates the pace that your products and improvements should be developed in. The obvious way to propel yourself to the front of the pack is by optimizing the development processes inside your team which can be easily accomplished by implementing a CI/CD pipeline.

What is CI/CD?

CI/CD is an abbreviation of terms of Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Delivery or Deployment (CD). СI/CD stands for a specific set of development practices that allows development teams to deliver changes in code more frequently and accurately.

The reason for the widespread adoption of…

At the moment, Apple App Store and Google Play are the two leading platforms for discovering and downloading apps and games. And while Google Play is confidently leading in terms of available apps, Apple App Store generates almost two times bigger revenues. No wonder that over a decade of application stores existence, a steadily growing number of developers and publishers have been trying to conquer the market. So now, having your app or game placed in the application store turns to a more tough task than ever before. There are different requirements for publishing in any app store. …


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