Lawrence Gimenez

March 20, 2021

Coding Session: Sign up UI updates

I updated the sign up TextFields to remove the unnecessary labels because it will create a conflict between the two when the user taps on it. Also, implemented the return key type for each TextFields, for those who are not familiar these are the small buttons on the lower right most in iPhone's keyboard with the "return" button. Loom: ...
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March 18, 2021

Smarter Android Studio Kotlin Version Detection

I always expect a compile error when opening an Android project from a freshly installed Android Studio. Specifically, Android Studio should be able to tell me what Kotlin version it is now? What version is bundled with the IDE plugin then? There are just moments when I just want to run the damn project and not hurt my eyes searching o...
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March 17, 2021

iOS Coding Session: Getting and parsing user data part 1

I'm going to retrieve the user data JSON from the API and serialize it to our model class. The user data has a new athelete_roles data field too and hopefully on the next part I will be able to parse it.
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March 16, 2021

Code Refactoring: First Loom Video

In programming, you always encounter duplicate code blocks. The best thing to do is to place it in a separate function so that we can reuse it throughout our source code. Loom:
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March 14, 2021 iOS v4.4.1 Release

Released a new iOS version for with a critical fix for a bug where you can’t complete sending a message because a prompt will display instead, like the one below. Sorry about that. Please update.
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March 13, 2021

Philippines Internet Race

With the signing of the new EO No. 127 last week, Philippine's internet race just took up a notch. The EO will "allow the internet service providers to acquire and utilize internet connectivity directly from satellites and other emerging technologies". But the whole process will of course still be regulated by the NTC, you know just to...
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March 11, 2021

Halfway There

Today I got a message from the bank to submit our pre-approval requirements for our future home. For me, this means that we are halfway there to getting the keys to the door of our new home. Sometime first quarter next year. Me and my wife still feels surreal about all of it. We are just very excited for the future. You should see my w...
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March 5, 2021

Initial Commit

What a time to be alive! I mean, who would’ve thought your email will turn into a blog post. Just like an “initial commit”, aka the start of your app project, this is a start of something new. Awesome job to the guys at Basecamp!
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