ORMs – Love them or hate them?

by PBorowa on 18th December 2014

Post image for ORMs – Love them or hate them? For many reasons we have grown to love our ORMs. We enjoy the simplicity of Entity Framework, the way it separates us from the old much unappreciated world of stored procedures and the T-SQL. We also love the nHibernate for its maturity and the amount of features it provides. Read the full article →

Clean Code – Is my code always readable?

by michal.warkocz December 11, 2014 Architecture
Thumbnail image for Clean Code – Is my code always readable? Did you ever have to go back to a fragment of code that you wrote a month or year ago? How did it feel? Was it easy or did you have to figure out how it worked from scratch? If you need more than just one look, there is a good chance that you are [...]
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How to use custom fonts in Android apps (and not get fat)

by Daniel Dekański August 1, 2014 Android
Thumbnail 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 [...]
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Software Architecture Canvas – a brother of the business model canvas?

by PBorowa 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 PBorowa 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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