Help Flatten The Curve
Software development is probably one of the easiest professions to do from home. Still, at Pixplicity we want to help however we can to make self-isolation even easier.
That is why we decided to open up our Cookbook: a small repository of code snippets and recipes that we use internally to share commonly used boilerplate code.
It is small, but we hope it helps everyone getting their work done from home, now that colleagues are not longer office mates.
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Made by developers for developers
The Cookbook by Pixplicity is our ongoing effort to collect useful information for our developers. By continuously adding snippets and ‘recipes’ we build a database that makes everyday programming easier and faster.
The Cookbook aims to contain at least the following:
- Recipes - detailed instructions on how to implement certain features, how to build architectures, etc.
- Snippets - often used bits of code that are too long to remember, ready to copy-paste.
- Gotcha’s - exceptions, workarounds, and other little titbits to remember while programming. Think of known bugs in Android Documentation, missing instructions in StackOverflow answers, etc.
The Cookbook is not and never will be a replacement for Google or StackOverflow, but hopefully it is a nice supplement.
In its current state, the Cookbook is a heap of snippets that contains ‘donations’ from our developers. It is not a complete guide on ‘how to do app development’. And because the best practices of app development change on a daily basis, the Cookbook will never be finished. And that is okay.
- Several recipes may be outdated. When aware, we will explicitly mention this on the articles which will stay up as a helpful guide to maintaining legacy systems.
- We planned to show the original date on each post, but Jekyll picked up the last modified date instead so each recipe appeared to be written on the day of
- The design could use a refreshment, we know :)
- 90% of the codebase is about Android development, sorry dear iOS’ers, we haven’t forgotten about you! We simply haven’t had the time yet to write down allll of our expertise on the subject.
- The repository is not open sourced, and probably won’t be. Currently, we also use part of this project internally as a knowledge base on ongoing projects, or projects protected by NDA’s, and can therefore not open the repo to external suggestions, unfortunately.
Care to help?
Feel free to contact us and notify of any mistakes, broken links, typo’s, etc. Your help is greatly appreciated!
You are always responsible for writing your own code. Never blindly copy-paste code from the internet without understanding what it does and how it works. Pixplicity cannot be held liable for any issues resulting from using our Cookbook.
Unless otherwise specified, the snippets are licensed under the Apache 2.0 license.