Paul Blundell

@ Novoda Liverpool
Likes to Android with the aim of making that million dollar app one day; retiring to a beach of his choice. For now writes blog posts to hopefully enlighten others & gain some feeling of self worth.

Oh Sh*t : There is no time to test

Writing a test is easy, ensuring your project is tested, is hard. This post is here to advocate for end-to-end testing, to make controversy mainstream and hopefully convince you to join the cause. At the Android Summit, Donn Felker shared his views on ‘testing for success in the real world’
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Android Dev Summit 2019 just got recommended but you wouldn't believe who by?!

Android Dev Summit is a conference with over 25 technical talks, and a chance for the Android team at Google to share the latest and greatest of what’s going on. This was my first year attending, and it lived up to the hype. Keep reading to see my recommended
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IoT at Liverpool Makefest 2019

Makefest celebrates it's 5 year annivesary this year! We participated with a stand at the 2019 event and built an immersive Internet of Things gaming experience, called Wack-a-Light to engage with those attending and learn more about Kotlin, Firebase and IoT for ourselves.
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Kotlin Anti-Patterns - Also this is Null

Kotlin is a young language, and with that comes many untrodden paths and unknown gotchas. Let's explore one of these anti-patterns, for the sake of the article I've called it "Also this is null".
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5 ways to make use of flight time: LPL>SFO Hackathon

Flying can seem like a real waste of time for some, a necessary evil needed to get from A to B, used to catch up on sleep, or chill out watching whatever in flight entertainment is on offer. I like to see it as a great opportunity for learning, read
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IoT at Liverpool Makefest 2018

We participated with a stand at the 2018 event and built an immersive Internet of Things gaming experience to try and engage those attending and learn more about Redux, Firebase and Android Things for ourselves. So here's our review on what we did and what we learnt.
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Ideas for conferences to attend: What is out there?

To predict forwards you have to look at the past. In 2017 Novoda attended over 50 conferences. What were they? Check out our list to see if you want to go next year. Data analysis underpins a lot of what we do at Novoda. Diving into our conference and training
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The Novoda Craft University - Part 3: The Learning

This blog post explains how a high level of craft is kept up and shared amongst our 40 plus engineers. Part three explains what we have learnt from the NCU and how you can improve inside your company. We’re a digital product agency, and we try and deliver the
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The Novoda Craft University - Part 2: The Teaching

This blog post explains how a high level of craft is kept up and shared amongst our 40 plus engineers. Part two explains what the NCU is and how it integrates into your journey. We’re a digital product agency, and we try and deliver the best value for our
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