Post image for How to use custom fonts in Android apps (and not get fat) Fonts have always been a vital part of brand identity and UI design. With the development of modern Web standards it has become easy to implement customized fonts in websites, but native mobile apps somehow still lag behind in this area. Platform guides warn us against unleashing our creativity in that aspect and state that the built-in fonts have been optimized for memory and performance constraints of mobile devices. I think today, with more and more horse power under the hood of our latest mobile gadgets, we should not limit ourselves to the modest assortment of default typefaces. Read the full article →

Software Architecture Canvas – a brother of the business model canvas?

by Patryk Borowa July 17, 2014 Architecture
Thumbnail image for Software Architecture Canvas – a brother of the business model canvas? Have you ever heard of the business model canvas? If so, then you know that it is basically a board of basic elements which need to be evaluated in the process of creating a product and the business around it. Have you ever wondered if such a model could be created for a software design [...]
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Durandal — your new favourite client-side framework

by Patryk Borowa July 9, 2014 Architecture

So you were researching JavaScript frameworks to host your new single page application? Was angular too much or perhaps you don’t have time to learn its relatively complex structure? If answers to both of these questions is “Yes”, then you are probably looking for Durandal, let me introduce it to you.

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AndroidAnnotations & RoboSpice — the best of both worlds

by Daniel Dekański June 26, 2014 Android
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Either you like it or not, application development today is more like playing with building blocks than writing advanced algorithms. Probably 90% of anything you could want to achieve code-wise is already there, and the smartest ones in the room will be those who use that inventory rather than reinvent the wheel. The real adventure [...]

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Better spend your social marketing budget on valuable fans!

by Peter Horsten May 21, 2014 Books & Events
It sounds obvious to spend your social budget to please valuable fans, doesn’t it? So why aren’t we doing so? It looks like we are shooting in the blind, meanwhile complaining that the ROI of social media is poor. Fortunately, it’s possible to learn who your valuable fans are and what they appreciate. Once you [...]
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GeeCON 2014 – impressions from the biggest Polish Java conference

by Rafał Borowiec May 19, 2014 Books & Events
Being busy preparing for the infoshare conference 2014, we still couldn’t skip the biggest Polish Java conference: GeeCON 2014. So I travelled to Cracow and spent two out of the three conference days there. If I had to sum it up in one sentence, I’d say that– those were very exciting days, enriched by the [...]
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