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Stupidly Complex or Completely Stupid – Android Development

As part of audioserve project I decided to create an Android client. To make this exercise more interesting I decided to write it in Kotlin language (see previous article about Kotlin language).  This client should provide roughly similar interface as web client (see this article for web client interface demo), but I hoped to achieve much better caching features, which will enable to play smoothly even when connectivity is temporarily lost ( for half an  hour, an hour) and possibility to download and play audiobooks completely offline.  Further in this article I’d like to share my experiences with Android development, as beginner in this area.  And spoiler is I do not like it. Continue reading Stupidly Complex or Completely Stupid – Android Development

MyBookshelf2 Beta2

MyBookshelf2 – ebooks management and sharing solution moved to next version – Beta 2 – apart of few small fixes, the main change is an internal revamp to make it compatible with latest Asexor and thus removing dependence on Crossbar.io and Autobahn library.  It makes deployment of MyBookshelf2 easier and removes components that did not add much value to the solution, just made it bit overcomplicated.  Some effort was given to provide easy implementation in Docker – now there is a script that will guide you through two pre-configured scenarios – development (local code, monitoring of code changes) and stage (code in a volume, JS client built and packed, app server running behind nginx proxy with SSL termination, nginx serving static content).

Check latest code on github. To give it a try just clone repo and run init.sh script in deploy directory (assuming you have Docker installed).