Harsh Shandilya

Android developer, Kotlin fanatic and wannabe Rustacean

Recent posts

Dec 17, 2019
Server-side analytics with Goaccess Analytics platforms are often overwhelming and a privacy nightmare -- here's how to bring analytics to the backend with very simple tooling
Dec 16, 2019
#TeachingKotlin Part 3 - Caveats coming from Java Part 3 of #TeachingKotlin covers some subtle differences between Kotlin and Java that might affect your codebases as you start migrating to or writing new code in Kotlin.
Dec 4, 2019
Deploying Hugo sites with GitHub Actions GitHub Actions are awesome! Learn how to use it for continuous delivery of your static sites.
Nov 21, 2019
Publishing an Android library to GitHub Packages GitHub recently rolled out Packages to the general public, allowing the entire develop-test-deploy pipeline to get centralized at GitHub. Learn how to use it to publish your Android library packages.
Oct 25, 2019
Why I went back to the Gradle Groovy DSL I was an early adopter of the Gradle Kotlin DSL, deploying it to multiple Android projects of mine, but lately it has been more trouble than I could care for. Here are my grievances with it.
Sep 30, 2019
#TeachingKotlin Part 2 - Variables The second post in #TeachingKotlin series, this post goes over Kotlin's variables and their attributes, like visibility and getters/setters.
Sep 23, 2019
#TeachingKotlin Part 1 - Classes and Objects and everything in between Part 1 of my #TeachingKotlin, this post goes over Kotlin classes, objects and how things like finality and staticity vary between Java and Kotlin.
Sep 20, 2019
#TeachingKotlin - Kotlin for Android Java developers Kotlin's been great for me -- and millions others, as evident by its explosive growth. Long-time Java developers may feel hesitant to give it a shot. This series aims to smoothen this transition, letting people know what benefits they might reap from Kotlin, and what differences should they be careful about.
Sep 7, 2019
Tools for effective Rust development Rust is an amazing systems language that is on an explosive rise thanks to its memory safety guarantees and fast, iterative development. In this post, I recap some of the tooling that I use with Rust to make coding in it even more fun and intuitive
May 31, 2019
How to get involved in open source Starting with OSS can be daunting for many. Here's a recap of my experiences with OSS with some tips on how to get started yourself.