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Book Review:Single Page Application with Perl Dancer

Of course Gabor needs no introduction, but it's worth mentioning that his is a later attempt of publishing a book on the Dancer framework in general. The first one, which I covered in Help Kickstart First Ever PerlDancer Book, was initiated by the Dancer's core devs themselves who unfortunately couldn't generate enough traction therefore the fund raising campaign failed. Fortunately this second campaign by Gabor proved successful to the point of exceeding its financial goals.

From the start you sense that it's going to be a very practical and hands-on tutorial as it doesn't waste any time and jumps straight to setting up the development environment using Vagrant and a Linux VM.Interesting choice considering that nowadays most use Docker, but probably done so because Docker is mainly directed to containerization of applications and not to that of full blown OSs.

full review on i-programmer.info

Udacity Kotlin BootCamp for Programmers

Undoubtedly there is a lot of hype surrounding the new kid on the block, Kotlin. Even so, it is currently welcoming ever increasing waves of Java migrants to the extent that starting out with Java for the Android platform is about to become outdated. But why Kotlin? Kotlin is an expressive programming language with lambdas, coroutines, properties, object and functional constructs and advanced features all built in. It is statically typed, just like Java, and seamlessly interoperates with any given Java library in order to leverage the vast functionality found in Java's ecosystem. full article on i-programmer.info

Udacity Android Developer Nanodegree Capstone Project - "Smart Device Seeker"

"Smart Device Seeker For those interested in buying or looking for more information on a smart device"
Released app to the Google Play Store





Insider's Guide to Udacity Android Developer Nanodegree part 7-Full Stack Android

Yes, the final stage of the Capstone and graduation, the endless sense of relief. It was challenging, it was hard, but in the end everything worked out alright and I gained my Android Developer Nanodegree. So what did I think of the whole experience. If you just want to know my final thoughts on a year-long course of study turn to the last page. At the final stage it wasn't just a Capstone project that spanned the narrow boundaries of developing for Android only. It also required work on the infrastructure as the Android app would have to communicate with the backend Digital Ocean VPS hosting the data. So in this final part of the Insider's Guide To Udacity Android Developer Nanodegree  I'm not just going to go through the building of a mobile app, looking into the topics of Fragments, Loaders, AsyncTasks, Retrofit network calls, GSON parsing and Memory leaks, only.I'm also going to go through the work that took place server side, looking into Web based MVC, HTML temp…