Six More JetBrains Shortcuts & How to Combine Them for a Better Workflow

Two years ago, a coworker wrote a Spin post on Seven JetBrains shortcuts. Once you get used to using them and combining them, they significantly improve workflow. So here are a few more I find useful, plus how you can use them together. More JetBrains Shortcuts Duplicate with ⌘D ⌘D is useful when you have […]

Flexbox for Android – Creating a CenterFlowAdapter with FlexboxLayoutManager

When working with RecyclerView, our choices are limited to linear, grid, and staggered grid (unless you’re creating a custom layout manager). But what if we want something that works like a grid layout, but allows us to center rows or justify them as we like? That’s where a flexbox would work well. And it just […]

How Teaching Board Games Makes Me a Better Consultant

For the past two years, I’ve attended a little-known convention called Gen Con. Okay, depending on who you ask, it might not be that little-known. It draws over 60,000 unique attendees (over 200k visits throughout four days). Besides spending time enjoying everything at the convention—from visiting exhibitor booths to making purchases, trying out new games, […]

Data Binding with Live Data for RecyclerView in Kotlin

When working on an app in Kotlin or Android, it’s very common to use RecyclerViews to display lists of information. Typically, this data will be built up in ViewModels and passed to a list adapter. This works fine for most things and allows interaction with the items. Usually, they don’t need to change directly in […]