In February 2017 some dedicated people gave up their precious Saturday to attend DevOps Girls to either mentor or learn… It was a bit of a gamble in some people’s eyes as this was an inaugural event, not to mention the only one of its kind.
In this blog post, I share my recent experience in a UI project, as a developer with limited past experience in UI development. I published this internally on REA Group’s wiki a while back to foster interest in UI projects from a broader set of developers – highlighting that solid engineering is a big part of contemporary UI development.
This is not specific to REA, hence I was keen to share this journey externally on our blog. Continue reading
The topic of gender diversity has become so popular in the tech community recently that it seems like it’s the only thing anybody can talk about… except perhaps Donald Trump!
During my 11 years as Software Engineer, I have never been aware of lack of females in IT, although that may be because I was lucky enough to know a lot of them. But let’s start from the beginning.
Recently we have been working with Google to create an Instant App for our listings experience, so with the SDK being made publicly available at I/O this week we thought it would be a great time to share our experience.
So what are Instant Apps? Instant Apps allow Android users to run apps instantly in response to tapping a URL without having to install the app. An Instant App contains only the functionality required for the feature that the user is interested in.
The following screen shows an example Instant App experience for users who do not have our realestate.com.au app installed when they tap a URL for an on-market property: Continue reading