143: Real world testing thoughts

In this mini fragment, Donn and Kaushik share some thoughts on real world testing with Android development – a favorite topic of theirs.

Kaushik recently ran into a case where an espresso test fails because the UI stops performing. It’s an interesting discussion on figuring out what matters when you write your tests. They dive into strategies and techniques around testing. What makes a good test, what should you be testing?

They then talk about why Hermetic testing is pretty hard on mobile and ideas around a simple solution that could be provided out of the box. They then round it up talking about TDD and it’s role in today’s world.

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141: Impostor Syndrome

In this mini fragment, Donn and KG talk about Impostor syndrome. Most of us developers are plagued by this. Does this feeling ever go away? How do we deal with this? Listen to this short episode to find out more.

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136: Kotlin Extension Functions

In this fragment episode, Donn talks about Kotlin extension functions. He discusses what they are, how to build them, why they’re useful, how to organize them, visibility and how to call them Java and much more.

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`

import android.view.View

fun View.gone() {
    this.visibility = View.GONE
}

fun View.visible() {
    this.visibility = View.VISIBLE
}

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135: You can’t learn everything

Donn’s on a roll again this week and talks to us about his experience having developed Android for a while. In the early days of Android development, as app developers we felt like we had a decent grasp of everything you needed to know to pump out decent apps.

But with the time, and the latest updates, that has become a tricky thing. This is a good problem to have for the ecosystem but it can make it seem very daunting for developers, both new and old.

Donn gives his 2 cents on this subject.

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134: Get Effective Help with an SSCCE

In this episode, Donn talks about how you can get effective help with your coding problems with an SSCCE – a Simple, Self-Contained, Correct (Compilable), Example.

Using an SSCCE provides others with a quick, concise way to examine the problem without extraneous libraries, UI toolkits and various other parts of your application that do not matter to the problem at hand.

Donn breaks down each component of the SSCCE so you can wrap your head around what you need to get help quickly.

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