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Android Architecture Components: you are probably leaking ViewModel and might not know why

The Guide to app architecture suggests using ViewModel + Repository with LiveData in order to implement the data flow from Repository to ViewModel. If you use this approach or anything similar, there’s a high chance you could be leaking ViewModel. To help you understand and fix this issue, this article will briefly explain what a memory leak is, some of its implications, what happens when a ViewModel is leaked, why it happens and how to fix it for good.

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Design

Game Design Canvas for Google Play Challenge

Change the Game Challenge is an initiative brought by Google Play to inspire teens to build a more inclusive future for mobile gaming. The challenge was made available to girls between 15 and 21 years old attending elementary school. The prizes include get to know Google’s office in São Paulo, have access to online courses and work with Google’s partners. Isn’t that amazing?

Having said that, I wanted so much to contribute to this project!

In the end, I came up with a pretty good solution for a better understanding of game mechanics and goals, applying product thinking and storytelling techniques. I called the Game Design Canvas.

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Others Opinion

Company culture and talents: how to find a perfect match

Have you ever wondered about your company’s cultural practices, if they match the image it gives externally and the candidate profiles it attracts?

As a Talent Acquisition in the technology and innovation market, I realize how hard it is for companies to attract and retain talents. And as I understand that attraction and retention go hand in hand, I bring here some of my insights and research into relevant attraction practices that also influence retention.

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Technical Mobile Development

First steps with React Native animations

Recently I was given the opportunity to work in a React Native project, as a developer, most of my experience was with React, so I was thrilled with expanding my knowledge in this area.

As I started studying the platform, I got really interested in how to make animations using React Native, and in this blogpost, I am going to share my experience, and create a guide for beginners on how to start animating your React Native apps. In this guide, we are going to create a Burger Button that when activated spins and turns into an X button. For this, introductory knowledge of React Native will be required.

To follow the code, use the instructions in Getting Started with React Native, and then we can start our guide.

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Workflow Technical Mobile Development

Understanding when and how Android Views have dimensions set

I believe that almost every Android dev has at least once tried to get a View’s dimension, but it returned 0, nada. This is a very common situation, it is one of those problems that we just Google for a solution and find a workaround that seems to work. We add it to the code without having much idea of what’s going on and that’s it. In this article I’ll explain why this happens and why many of the most used workarounds should be avoided. In the end I’ll give you a very sweet solution.

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