Why You Need a CaaS Strategy

Rapid-Fire Protractor Quiz

For the last two weeks, I have been busy studying the Protractor automation tool. During the process, several questions came to mind and as I researched and studied to uncover the mysteries of this framework, I decided to put the results together as a Q&A. This blog is the result! Consider this your well-informed Siri or Alexa guide to Protractor for beginners.


Enabling Rich Previews of Shared Links

A hands-on look at enabling rich previews of links in iMessage, Facebook, and beyond. First published on January 9th, 2017 at markcarlson.io

The iMessage app in iOS 10 provides rich previews of links when they are properly formatted to take advantage of this new feature.  In addition, these same links will contain rich previews in other apps too, like Facebook, Reddit, WhatsApp, Skype, Twitter, and others with the same configuration.


Android Data Binding - Part 1

Android applications are, almost universally, data driven. All screens have a data object that can be fetched from the internet, database, or even created by the application user. Typically on Android apps, developers need to inflate the view, locate each view element using findById, and then set the appropriate value.