Paul Blundell (Software Craftsman)

@ Novoda Liverpool
Likes to Android with the aim of making that million dollar app one day; retiring to a beach of his choice. For now writes blog posts to hopefully enlighten others & gain some feeling of self worth.

Android Things Architecture - Sensors & Actuators

Android Things works by creating an Android app and tying it to peripherals using User Drivers. These peripherals come in a variety of forms, this post will explore their differences and commonalities to help you understand where User Driver code fits in your architecture & codebase. When using peripherals, you
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The only way to implement Model View Presenter

The only way to do Model View Presenter (MVP) and you probably didn't even know it existed! Everyone on the internet is talking about MVP and everyone likes to share 'the best way', little do they know the best way is written in this blog. I will talk about how
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Testing Android Things - IoT meets Java

Google has just announced the amazing Android Things. This gives the Internet of Things (IoT) a real jump start with the availability of the Android ecosystem and all the open source code and ready to use libraries that go with it. You'll want to start creating an IoT Android Things
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CleanCoders - Mobile App Case Study Review

Learning is hard and comes in many forms. I have recently finished watching "Mobile Development with Swift" an online ~10 hour video series by Robert C Martin of the Clean Coders website. It aims to teach you about mobile development, test driven development and clean code. What did I learn?
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Swanseacon 2016 : An agile software craftsman's view

SwanseaCon is billed as "a technical event for Software Developers, Software Architects, Project Managers, Analysts and Consultants." I fit in there somewhere so I decided to go! Here I want to share some thoughts on the event and the talks, to inspire you to learn more or even to turn
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Designing something S.O.L.I.D

Novoda is an advocate for clean code and actively using pair-programming, collaboration and code reviews. The SOLID principles are fundamental to explaining a part of what clean code is, but sometimes explaining what SOLID means is a task in itself. This blog posts shows how we tried to re-examine SOLID
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Clean Code: Java Class Fields

Keeping your code clean is no easy task. Clean code allows your project to pass the test of time. It can be broken down into making your code simple to read, write, and understand. This post will explain how you can clean up your class fields to move towards a
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5 tools for a remote Android developers toolchest

A poor developer always blames their tools. Well, let’s talk about the best tools for remote work so you can't blame them! This blog post outlines 5 tools that come in handy when you don't work in the same physical space as your co-workers. There are three types of
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Top 3 Android Studio Shortcuts - Paul

Everyone likes to increase their productivity and everyone has their own favourite productivity hacks, but not everyone agrees! In this blog, Paul will talk about his top three Android Studio shortcuts and how they're better than the rest. Goto Next Error F2 Pressing F2 will move the cursor to the
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