• Sideproject: Perfeggt

    Once again, it’s time to announce one of my side projects: Pefeggt – A boiling time calculator for eggs. Actually, I’ve been sitting on this one for quite a while and I decided to complete a working release this weekend. The app is built for Android and it helps you...


  • Introduction to i3

    In today’s article I would like to give you an insight into the usage of a tiling window manager, which I will illustrate with the example of i3. A tiling window manager divides the screen into non-overlapping areas. You are probably more used to a stack-based system where windows can...


  • Getting Stuff Done

    While being fun, programming is not easy. To be able to dive into a flow state in which you’re completely focussed on the topic, you need to cut off all distractions. With this article I would like to introduce you to my methods of working in a more focused manner...


  • Introduction to Room for Android

    In the context of I/O 2017, Google released the Room Persistence Library, an intermediate layer between application logic and Android’s SQLite database. Using Room, you no longer have to handle stuff like network connection errors or caching yourself. Today’s article will help you get started with the library and teach...


  • Using Androids Recyclerview with Kotlin

    Traditionally, you were using a listview to display several homogeneous elements in you Android app. However, this view is now deprecated. Android now offers an alternative, which aims to increase performance by only loading those elements, that are currently rendered on-screen: the RecyclerView. This article shows you how to get started...