103: MVI pattern with Hannes Mosby Dorfmann

In this episode of Fragmented, we talk to Hannes Dorfmann about using the Model View Intent (MVI) pattern for Android. The MVI pattern was sparked through cycle.js (for javascript). Hannes took this pattern and tried to adapt it to Android. This pattern has gained a lot of traction and interest in the Android community.

In this episode, he breaks down the pattern for us. He tells us how to implement it, how it helps with testing, the benefits of the pattern and some of the pitfalls. Recording this episode was riveting for us and we dive into some juicy technical details. Listen on!

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Hannes series on MVI for Android (must read!) :

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102: All Things Kotlin and notes from KotinConf

In this episode of Fragmented, Donn and I decompress. I had the pleasure of attending KotlinConf 2017 – Jetbrain’s very first conference dealing completely just on Kotlin. I have a quick chat after Day 1 with Donn, giving him the juicy updates.

We talk about how the conference was organized, some of the technical talks I attended (our thoughts on these…) and some of the folks I had the opportunity to meet.

Overall it was an amazing time at KotlinConf and if you want to vicariously enjoy it, listen on to the show.

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KotlinConf

Meeting folks

Talks at KotlinConf

Coroutine introduction

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101: Learning Kotlin – visibility modifiers, internal modifier, modules

Another day, another opportunity to learn more Kotlin. In this episode, Kaushik walks through the concept of visibility modifiers. How do the modifiers in Kotlin differ from the ones in Java? What is this new internal modifier? When should I use each of the operators?

Listen on to find out!

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  • Excellent resource explaining visibility modifiers in Kotlin

    open class Outer {
        private val a = 1
        protected open val b = 2
        internal val c = 3
        val d = 4  // public by default
    
        protected class Nested {
            public val e: Int = 5
        }
    }
    
    class Subclass : Outer() {
        // a is not visible
        // b, c and d are visible
        // Nested and e are visible
    
        override val b = 5   // 'b' is protected
    }
    
    class Unrelated(o: Outer) {
        // o.a, o.b are not visible
        // o.c and o.d are visible (same module)
        // Outer.Nested is not visible, and Nested::e is not visible either 
    }
    

100: Episode 100 Listener questions

This is the 100th episode of Fragmented. We do things a little differently for our 100th episode and field a bunch of listener questions that came in. We’re going a little meta and talking about our experience starting Fragmented, our process, how we pick guests and topics, our setups, our favorite Android libraries and classes (?!).

Thank you so much for being a listener. We cannot express how grateful we are to have you.

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097 : Android Architecture Paging Library with Florina Muntenescu

In this episode, Florina returns to talk to us about Google’s recently announced paging library!

The paging library is a powerful take on implementing paging functionality in general, not necessarily linked to a particular technology or library. Florina breaks down the different components and explains what specific function each of them play.

We start off with DataSources, talk about when one would want to use “Tiled” or “Keyed” data sources, and then talk about making them work with RecyclerViews (which is really what 99% of us eventually want). Florina also explains the role of PagedLists, PagedListAdapters and so much more.

If you ever wanted to get an overarching view of Google’s first take on implementing the paging library, this is a great starting point. Listen on so you can understand, try it out and then give feedback to Google, to participate in the making of this new library.

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