Rod Biresch

Kotlin Coroutines for Android Apps

Chariot’s own Rod Biresch contributes to the Ray Wenderlich Android team with his first new content tutorial “Kotlin Coroutines Tutorial for Android : Advanced“. Rod took on the assignment to create a tutorial to give readers more in-depth knowledge of Kotlin Coroutines and how to best use them in Android apps. Coroutines have been implemented … Read More

Not sure about Kotlin on Android?

I’ve been developing in Java for over 17 years on both client and server side. I don’t get involved with the JVM-based “language wars”, quietly frankly it’s because I’m not overly passionate about programming languages. That’s not to say that I don’t have preferences or enjoy languages it’s just that I choose not to put … Read More

Android Vector Graphics

I, like most developers, tend to rush into playing around with new technology. What I mean is you get excited when hearing or reading about something new then jump into the deep-end of the pool and while in mid-air throwing your towel to your chair. That’s what happened to me with VectorDrawable. I heard about … Read More

A Guiding "Light" to Learning Clojure

I’ve recently started learning Clojure after a little encouragement from co-worker of mine.  I’ve been developing in Java for a while now and spent the last 1 1/2 years with Groovy.  The Groovy experience was great and the use of closures certainly “whet my appetite” for functional programming. Ok, for me, when I learn something … Read More