The Distillery Blog

  • Runtime Permissions in Android: The What, Why, and How

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    Frequently, when we install an Android application on our devices, we see an enormous number of permission requests. For example: It’s great if you are dealing with an application from a famous and well-known developer whom you can trust. But imagine that you want to install a music player that...

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  • Make More Room: How to Resolve Database Record Limitations

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    Sometimes in the process of designing a database, developers can underestimate the scope of a project. If that project were to become successful, it would result in significant loads and put undue strain on the system and it’s...

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  • Painless Travis CI/CD for Android Project

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    Modern software development is far more “user”-friendly to developers than it used to be. GitHub, Heroku, and the huge Fabric family of tools make code review easy, deploy painless, and health monitoring pleasant. And when it comes to...

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  • Release the GitKraken!

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    The world of information technology is constantly developing and expanding, forcing myself and many other developers to learn new technologies and read smart books on a regular basis. Some people say that a programmer is reaching maturity when he or she starts to learn a second programming language. Ruby...

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  • Using ProtoBuf for Huge Object Serialization

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    I want to share my experience with using ProtoBuf to optimize the size of transferred/cached objects. We at Distillery faced a problem that the size of Memcached objects are huge. We’ve come close to exceeding the Memcached server...

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  • Inversion and Injection of Dependencies

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    In my line of work at Distillery I conduct a lot of interviews, and 90% of what I hear when I ask a question about dependency injection, frankly speaking, is complete nonsense. I even came across an interpretation...

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  • Processing Keyboard Events in the Attached Controller

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    We’ve been working on the Storgage application (not on the App Store yet) for the last few months, and we would like to share one of the techniques we used when developing it. Problem One of our app’s features is...

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  • Distillery CEO Andrey Kudievskiy Featured in App Development Hot List

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    Business of Apps recently included Distillery’s Founder and CEO Andrey Kudievskiy on their list of 44 App Development Leaders You Need to Know. A serial entrepreneur, Kudievskiy started his career in tech at the age of 19 while working on his degree in computer science. Within five years he had established his...

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  • VP of Engineering Carlos Anchia Predicts the Future of Mobile App Development

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    In the ten years since the launch of the iPhone, the app industry has become a global phenomenon with annual revenue across all platforms topping $50 billion. Business of Apps tapped 20 notable app development leaders for their insights on where the industry is heading in 2017,...

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