114 : All About CI & CD on App Center w/ Patrick Nikoletich

In this episode, we talk to Patrick Nikoletich from Microsofts App Center team. We explore the intricacies of the Continuous Integration server system on the App Center platform. From what App Center is, all the way down into the weeds to how to get your app building on App Center in a few short steps. We also get into the nitty-gritty details around how you can customize your build with build hooks, install utilities and binaries, work with a command line interface, shell scripts, the App Center API much much more. This episode shows a new side of Microsoft that we have not seen in a long time and it’s a breath of fresh air.

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  • VSTS: https://www.visualstudio.com/team-services/
  • Microsoft on GitHub: https://github.com/Microsoft
  • The App Center CLI: https://github.com/Microsoft/appcenter-cli
  • Azure function that automatically creates branch configurations for PR’s and communicates status back to Github.: https://github.com/pniko/function-appcenter-build-
  • App Center API: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/appcenter/api-docs/ & https://openapi.appcenter.ms/
  • Detox fo React Native Native: https://github.com/wix/detox
  • Azure Server Functions: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/functions/

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113: Chatting with Pinterest’s Christina Lee

In this episode we catch up with a highly energetic but sick Christina Lee about the delightful details in the Pinterest app, delving with the dark side (Swift), giving live coding presentation talks and touching on some Kotlin details like covariance and contravariance. Listen on for a power-packed 40 minutes.

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  • Mapbox – Android developers don’t have to settle for a default same-map-no-matter-what option in their Android app. Mapbox offers complete map design control, allowing you to create beautiful custom maps to meet the needs of your Android users.

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112: Effective Java v3 – Item #9 – Prefer try with resources to try finally

In this mini-fragment episode, Donn talks about Item #9 of the Effective Java (Third Edition) book – Prefer try with resources to try finally.

Please note, this episode references the third edition of the Effective Java book that recently came out. Previously we were doing the entire series on version 2, but we are now upgrading to version 3 of the book. We will not be re-doing any of the existing lessons, but if one was inserted in the mix, then we will do that lesson.

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