Writing tests for an application is a great software development practice. Often, it is the first coding task to be performed before building the features of an application. As the first coding task, tests are initially written to fail because we have no code to satisfy the requirements of the test. Once our tests fails, […]

Introduction Swift 4 was released along with iOS11 last September. It focuses on improving the stability of the ABI (application binary interface). This meant less drastic changes as compared to when we made the move from Swift 2 to Swift 3. My favourite new feature in Swift 4 is the addition of the Codable extension. […]

As your web application begins to grow in functionality and usage, the need to optimize it performance arises, so as to give your users a better experience when using your application. Come to think of it, nobody actually like slow applications. You tend to lose users with slow applications, which is bad for your business. […]

In this article we’ll take a look at how to debug some of the most common issues you will encounter while developing Android apps with React Native. Specifically, we’ll be looking at the following issues: Software dependency problems Third-party package issues Prerequisites This article assumes you know how to develop apps with React Native. It […]

React powers so many awesome web and mobile apps such as Whatsapp, Instagram, Dropbox and Twitter. Along the road, React had to make some tough changes, an example being the migration from the difficult BSD + Patents license to the very non-restrictive MIT license following the decision by the Apache Foundation to ban the use […]

Laravel makes building PHP applications a breeze. It is designed to provide methods for handling the basics your application will need to run – database interaction, routing, sessions, caching and more. It has service providers that allow you load custom configurations and extend Laravel’s capabilities to suit your needs. In this guide, we are going […]

Since it was publicly released in 2015 by Facebook, companies like GitHub and Pinterest have started using GraphQL in production. GraphQL introduces lots of improvements over REST. There is this misconception that GraphQL is all about JavaScript. Many different programming languages support GraphQL. So in this tutorial, I will help correct that misconception by showing […]

There are a few common problems that are frequently faced by users who are new to React. Although they are all mentioned somewhere in the official docs, they are easy to miss and can be hard to find when you do get bitten. Therefore, I’m aggregating them in this post and hopefully it helps you […]

This is part three of a three-part series on getting started with React Native. It is recommended to read part one and part two before starting this section.In this part, you’ll learn how to use native device functionality in React Native. Specifically, you’ll be accessing the device’s camera and file system to implement the app’s […]

In the previous chapters (part 1, part 2), we created the backend for our application, created some API endpoints and set up Vue which would enable us create the core of the frontend. In this chapter, we will finish the frontend of the application and consume the APIs we already made. When we are done, […]

This is part two of a three-part series on getting started with React Native. You can find part one here. In this part, we’ll be adding the functionality to the workout tracking app. Here’s what the final output will look like: The full source code of the app is available on this Github repo. You […]

In the previous chapter, we set up our application’s migrations and models, and installed Laravel Passport for authentication. We also planned what the application will look like. In this chapter, we will implement the controllers and handle all requests to our application. Prerequisites To continue with this part, please go through the first part of […]