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Refactoring to Kotlin - Kotlin/Everywhere

Wajahat Karim
December 28, 2019

Refactoring to Kotlin - Kotlin/Everywhere

Wajahat Karim delivers a talk about refactoring to Kotlin at Kotlin/Everywhere event organized by Android Pakistan Community (https://www.androidpakistancommunity.com/).

Full video of the talk is available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ciof7IiRAKw

Wajahat Karim

December 28, 2019

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  1. I am Wajahat Karim And I work at Contour Software.

    Hey There! Coding 8+ Years Experienced Android Developer Writing Authored 2 Worldwide Published Books Passion Open Source Contributor (many Android libraries) Community AndroidPub, FlutterPub, Articles, and Talks
  2. An Uber-like app for businesses (B2B) 73+ screens and counting

    6+ different apps for each customer with own colors, server, features 400+ classes (including Activity, Views, Models, POJOs) Existing codebase to work upon - Code modification takes double time. Project X
  3. What We Expected Modern APIs & Frameworks Some good architecture

    like MVP, MVVM etc. Well organized & commented code Unit & Instrumentation Tests
  4. What We Got Modern APIs & Frameworks - 2010 codebase

    never upgraded in years Some good architecture like MVP, MVVM etc. - Everything is in one BIG class. Well organized & commented code - Who has time for it? Unit & Instrumentation Tests - Sorry? What’s that? Never heard of it before.
  5. Refactor vs Rewrite No disturbance in existing features New features

    & bug fixes Tight deadlines & less time Too big risk to handle Refactoring
  6. What We Did 1. Move all network code to Network

    Repository 2. Move all local persistence code to Local Repository 3. Move everything except UI, Navigation, & Business Logic to Common / Utils 4. Create separate Activity/Fragment from big multiple-screen classes 5. Integrate Kotlin & MVVM Core classes 6. Move Business Logic to ViewModel
  7. 1. Unit & Instrumentation Testing 2. CI/CD Automation 3. Integrate

    Room database 4. Integrate Retrofit + Coroutines What’s Next