It’s been a very special Winter.
Maybe its that it’s 2020. Perhaps it’s the wild climate shifts. Maybe we’re just looking at the exponential rise in the functionalities of the IoT. Perhaps it’s business as usual?
No – it’s never going to be business as usual.
The Hacker’s Tribute Vol. 37 is taking a step up. I’ve instructed my editorial staff to take a deeper, more cynical look at the tech around us. We’ll get more explicit, more opinionated – and we’ll only be here every fortnight.
We’re better and greater than ever.
Dan, the Man, Kowalski
Editor-in-Chief, The Hacker’s Tribute
Dagger in the Heart
There are few things people hate more than shoddy documentation and complicated use. That’s Dagger down to the ‘T’. Harsh Shandilya (a name, or an adjective – or probably both) weighs in with fierce anger only experienced by Netflix customer service representatives. But he’s right; Dagger is a necessary tool, just hopelessly presented. Horrible first impressions eventually turn into reluctant tolerance. Like a horrible roommate.
Read more: My Dagger Story
Words carry meaning in the English language. Some know all the words. Some less-so. Terms such as ‘Any’, ‘Unit’, ‘Nothing’ each denote something particular in the coder universe. If you’re a youngblood – you’ll be sure to find this a relief. Learn the generalisations and take a step closer to full-blown awareness of this mysterious digital universe!
Read more:Any, Unit, Nothing and all their friends
Jobs for the Devs!
Have you ever wondered what streets paved on gold might look like? ‘Course you have – that’s why you chose to become an Android developer! But how do you do it? See this piece, a guideline that should take you off the couch, and straight down the zipline to a fulfilling career. All questions answered.
Read more: Android Developer Career Paths
Extending the Extendable
Get your code extensions, no matter what caste of Flutter developer you might belong to. But to boost productivity – and therefore, self-esteem – take a note from these 12 extensions. Believe me; there are thousands out there. And thousands more are useless. These beauties will bring you to digital nirvana, wait and see.
Flutter’s Main Function
Remember, nothing goes to plan. Things will malfunction. But then again, things can get messy without the right finesse. When Errors happen – and they do – then you’ll need expert handling. Reporting errors is now a breeze – by embracing FlutterError and runZoned. Goncalo Palma of the Flutter Community takes us through all the necessary misadventures!
Read more: The main function in Flutter
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We’ll be in touch with more news, as it happens!