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This chapter covers a very important concept of Android called the activity lifecycle. As mentioned in earlier chapters, an activity is a class that control's the app's behavior, which includes buttons in your UI responding to clicks, or what happens when a user enters information into a text view.

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Head First Android Development - 3rd Edition: Chapters 3 & 4

A big learning point from this chapter was that all layouts extend the View class by extending the ViewGroup class. These layouts require almost all elements in an Android UI to declare their height and width and gain a common API to interact.

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Head First Android Development - 3rd Edition: Chapters 1 & 2

For the better part of the past year, I have been working on becoming an Android Developer. As of recently, the effort I have been putting into it, has paid off, but that is for another post.

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Can 2021 Be Like Turning 21 again? Fun and Exciting, Maybe?

I had mentioned in my previous post that I have been reading Atomic Habits by James Clear. It is quite an eye opener on the science behind habits and how to form better ones.

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Election Anxiety and Covid-depression

It is that time of the year again! Where did it go? Out the window most would say... but to me, it has definitely felt much longer than a single year to. I would tend to think most of the world would have similar sentiments.

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For you, mom

As I was thinking about this today, it is really odd to me, to say "deathday". Regardless, that does not make this any easier to write. It has been 5 years, to the day, since my mom passed away. I've decided this year to really dive deep into my thoughts about her.

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When a year and a decade turn

Many "last of 2019" posts have caught my eye, as have posts recapping the past decade via social media. The interesting part in all of this is that all of life is basically a series of beginnings and endings. Openings and closings. Starts and stops...

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Selenium Component Model: Here's Why

We've noticed it has become cumbersome to manage and as such, our QA Engineers thought the models in use needed a refresh. So in recent times, we adopted what we like to call the Component Model.

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