28 August 2020

The Hacker’s Tribute Vol. 52: Entering the Dark Theme


Greetings, hackers, coders, and earth-defy’ers.

Whether you’ve merely adopted dark theme, or you’re seasoned Android developer, prepare to upgrade your app to meet your users’ expectations. When you’re done, consider Flutter as a UI toolkit for your next project and see why Kubernetes clusters need your attention.

In all, I invite you to read this brand you issue of the Hacker’s Tribute!


Dan 'The Man' Kowalski

Dan ‘the Man’ Kowalski

Editor-in-Chief, The Hacker’s Tribute

Entering the Dark Theme

Dark theme is nothing new to Android developers, but last year’s update gave users the power to control the theme of their device or even apps. The system-wide dark theme setting has multiple benefits and users want their apps to follow. Learn how to add dark theme to your app using Material Design Components.

Read more: Dark Theme with MDC

Flutter’s soaring popularity

Continuing their tradition of surveying developers every quarter, Flutter team asked programmers again what they think about the toolkit. The results were astonishing for them, as 97% of the respondents said they are positively satisfied with Flutter! Consider also the growing adoption for business projects and app performance, and maybe you’ve just found a UI toolkit for your next app!

Most Liked Flutter Packages

Now, as you’re more into using Flutter, explore this list compiling the most popular packages to set your Flutter project up and running in no-time, increasing the development speed!

Whose Cluster Is It?

Adopting Kubernetes promises many advantages to your enterprise, as it is cheaper, benefits multiple teams, and generally improves CI/CD pipelines. There can be, however, some issues with managing Kubernetes clusters when left alone to different teams to decide about them. It’s time to take responsibility for your clusters, and here’s how.

Knowledge is free and shared. We’re always on the lookout for new insights into the world of Web and Mobile App Development.

We’ll be in touch with more news, as it happens!

Read Tech Stories from Experienced Devs!


Hackers of the world dream to be him. And that’s an understatement. With methods decades ahead of cyberspace, he’s proceeded only by his own reputation. ‘The Man’ infamous for single-handedly causing the ’08 global financial meltdown, he dropped off-grid searching for purpose. He twice-dominated each of the Himalayan peaks, negotiated the rift valleys of Africa, and swam the Amazonian Basin end-to-end. It was in Siberia where we caught up to him – convincing him to work for the ‘good guys’. The veteran’s veteran of coding, now confidently within our ranks, is finally a force for good. Just don’t test him.