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Welcome on self.format,
Here I interweave issues of continuous self-development — productivity, valuable skills, and tools, with software engineering, especially Android, Kotlin, and mobile multiplatform.
I started just one year ago (2020/2021). But because I clearly see how good this concept is, I thought it would be great to spread the word so that you can benefit from it this year as well.…
If you're struggling with the decision of whether to use Jetpack Compose in a new and/or existing project, here's what I think might help you decide.
As Kotlin has that ability with .kts (Kotlin script) files, I started looking for ways to achieve it in the fastest and simplest way possible. Following is a summary of my discoveries.
Let's face it. Most readers just skim the text of articles. Unless they're true fans of a given author or seeking a specific kind of information, chances that the article will be consumed top to bottom are low as hell.
Reading non-fiction books becomes a huge part of my life. I’m trying to read only the most recommended books by people I respect, or one with the highest rating. Of course with some exceptions. Therefore I’ve got this feeling that if I’m spending a…
This article is a continuation of the previous one where I discussed the whole process of effortless learning and memorizing new words that came up on your way. In this post, I will present an alternative version of the first step, which was saving words. This time…
The first part will give you Gradle setup for detekt in a multi-module android project. The second part is about the initial setup that every developer needs to do locally in order to use detekt. In the third part, I will talk about practical use-cases and some hints…
The story about asking challenging questions, taking the binding decisions, seeking support, and respecting the time and strategy
with free tools: Google Translate, Quizlet, and Loop
Features and shortcuts guide with tips & tricks to strengthen your flow on macOS, Windows & Linux
Practical tips to improve code reviews in your squad. Here’s a list of good, unusual, and unobvious practices I’ve spotted during code reviews.
Hands up, who didn't find right app to write, format, export and store researches, recpits, thoughts. If you've got a similar problem then here's good news – I had found the right tool.
The last part of the "Organize yourself" series is associated with deep work. This three-step article tells you how to strengthen and structure the perception.
Are you looking for the most useful way to be organized? Do you know which tools strengthen productivity and which can destroy it? How techniques could support time managing and work? You'll find lots of answers and tips inside.
We will take a look on things like: balance, evaluation, deep working, self-improvement and much much more. Hint: Prepare a cup of coffee because this trip will take some time.
This series is sum of years of experiments. During 4 part series, you'll get into details of productivity world. Current part is an answer to simple but important question 'Why should I care about being productive'?