The evolution of the Repository Pattern - Be aware of over abstraction

A listener from our podcast, The Context, that Artem Zinnatullin and I run asked me, if I can give him an example of the Repository Pattern. So I googled around and stumbled upon some blog posts and found out that...

From Prefab House to Lego House

Before joining my current employer I have worked for an app agency and one thing I have noticed is that we were building every app entirely new from scratch even if we were building a similar app for the same...

Mixins as alternative to inheritance in Java 8

Starting in Android N Google has added some java 8 language features. One of those features is the ability to add default methods to interfaces. Surprisingly (since java 8 has already been released 2 years ago) I haven’t found good...

Presenters don't need lifecycle events

I have been asked several times why Presenters in Mosby (MVP library) don’t have lifecycle callback methods like onCreate(Bundle), onResume() etc. Also the awesome guys over at SoundCloud have published a library called LightCycle that helps break logic out of...

Model-View-Intent on Android

As developers we should always think outside the box. A month ago Artem Zinnatullin and I have discussed some architectural trends on android and on other platforms, like .NET and javascript, in his Podcast The Context. A few days later...

Let Mosby Flow - An alternative to Fragments

The usage of Fragments in Android apps is highly controversial. While some developers love them, others hate them. In this blog post I will give you a short introduction of how to use Mosby 3.0 (SNAPSHOT) to build MVP base...

AdapterCommands

Last week I was honored to be guest at Artem Zinnatullin’s podcast The Context where we talked about software architecture on android. In this episode I have highlighted how important a presentation model in MVP is by giving an example...