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Using Travis CI with Android - 17 Nov 2018

If you have been following my instagram then you know I have been looking into Continuous Integration/Continous Development, also known as CI/CD. Why am I doing this now? I think CI/CD can really speed up one’s development. From a business perspective it is great to have the computer manually build things for me on a certain schedule so that I don’t have to remember to do it. A great example of this would be for my company, Backpack Media, where I try to use 2 week development cycles. Instead of me having to wait so long to build what I’ve been working on for a given period of time, I can just let a serperate service build my code every 2 weeks so that I can just deliver the file to the client (I’m sure I can automate this as well).

Study: Facebook Selling Security - 30 Sep 2018

Lately in the news I’ve been reading a lot about Facebook again. As a security lover I’m really not all that surprised about anything regarding them anymore. I’m hoping by breaking down what I know, the current discussion of their security issues, and leaving suggestions you will be more informed on how to navigate the platform safely.

Security Tips - 25 Sep 2018

I’ve been wondering how I should follow up to the last post so I figured I’d give a few security tips for a working professional. Honestly these tips work for anyone but I’m going to speak directly to corporate people because that is who I’ve spoken to the most so far this year.

Rental Cars and Bluetooth - 17 Sep 2018

I recently traveled far as hell and needed a rental car. Since most rental cars are up to date and NY has a “no cell phone” law while driving (you can’t hold your phone in your hand) I decided to use the Bluetooth option and pair with the car’s onboard audio system, allowing me to play music and get phone calls.

What is Reactive Programming - 02 Sep 2018

I’ve been doing a bunch of interviews lately. In particular I’m interviewing for Android positions (finally). A question that always gets asked is my thoughts on reactive programming. Why? I really don’t know and tend to forget what it means. So in this post I will attempt to breakdown what reactive programming is and maybe give you some pointers from the Android perspective.