Animations in Android Image Loaders: Comparison of Picasso, Glide, and Fresco

A modern Android application is hard to imagine without image loaders. They take over the rough work of loading asynchronously, processing errors, displaying placeholders, caching, and transforming pictures. Process automatization exempts the developer from the need to “reinvent the wheel”,...

Asynchronous programming in Flutter

Building modern mobile apps is impossible without asynchronous code. Most of the tasks that an application has to perform, to one degree or another, require a long wait for the result of the operation: network queries, working with databases, reading user input. An asynchronous approach (executing...

Glide vs Picasso vs Fresco: Android Image Loaders Review

It is almost impossible to find a commercial Android application that does not use images in its interface. Downloading a picture into the corresponding View, despite the seeming simplicity of the operation, can cause big trouble for the developer. For example, what if the image is stored on the...

SQLite vs Realm vs ObjectBox: Complex data queries in Android databases

Development of a complex application is impossible without the use of databases that provide powerful functionality for storing, sorting and retrieving information. Their application in Android development has its own specifics caused by the features of mobile devices: less hardware resources,...

Kotlin powered Android app: MVVM, Koin and Coroutines

To build a high-quality application, one has to pay great attention to the app architecture, since its role is decisive. In fact, the most fundamental decisions that determine the structure and interaction of components rely on the architecture. Hence, choosing the appropriate architecture is one...