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April 17, 2016

Reference Ordering of elements in Relative Layout




Reference Ordering of elements in Relative Layout in Android is indeed important. See the difference between the outputs of the above layouts in screenshots below. Do feel free to copy paste the code snippets yourself and play your way.


UI Output from activity_android_ui_1.xml

UI Output from activity_android_ui_2.xml

April 12, 2016

[Case-Study] Who stole our cheese?

A Little Know-Who

In the Divided States of Unfairy Land, there is this much celebrated transport company that embraces change every few years to keep up with its competitor.


March 24, 2016

Change screen orientation in GenyMotion

Pre-requisite
Ensure like in your Android Devices, you've set the screen orientation to Auto-Rotate. It should not be in Portrait or Landscape mode, otherwise the user actions in this blog post won't work. And that is correct behaviour :)

March 6, 2016

HTTPie over cURL

cURL is a pretty awesome tool with exhaustive features that you can leverage.

But, the question is in your regular day-work how much of it do you use? If the answers is hardly any or some of it's features. Then, you're better off installing and trying out HTTPie.

March 5, 2016

Chat between Agile Coaches - Case 1

The Context

In the United States of Fairy Land, there is this much celebrated automobile company that decided to embrace Agile to better position itself in the competitive market. The management at the top of the pyramid makes a huge bet on this initiative and extends its full support with much openness and belief. The company then hires hordes of Agile coaches from varied consulting firms. Its been a couple of years since this initiative has started and they wanted more Agile Coaches. They included another consulting firm in its basked and started to hire their coaches.

As things will have it, nearly every team has two coaches, one for processes and other for software engineering discipline. Mr. Gabbu is a certified Agile process coach (you name it and he has go it) who has been with a new product development team since its inception, for the last 6 months so to say. The team's management felt for a need to induce a software craftsmanship coach and calls for one. The company hires Mr. Kartz to help the team in technical discipline. Kartz has no certification to his credit and yet has the  all-round experience of learning things the hard/soft/nice way mostly from delivering software wearing varied hats.

It's day one of Kartz stepping into the company and being introduced to the team. Incidentally, Kartz and Gabbu seemed to be acquaintances from conference circuit. At the end of day, these coaches meet each other in cafeteria and have a conversation. A snippet of that conversation is below for you to read, think and share your thoughts in comments section below. Cheers!