RecyclerView in Android

RecyclerView is a ViewGroup that helps us to display a scrollable list of elements. It is one of the most used UI components in the Android apps and it involves having a data source, an adapter, and the RecyclerView. Other than displaying the content, RecyclerView is efficiently reusing the views that have scrolled off the screen by recycling them.

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[DevCon] How to build a diverse & inclusive team

I recently presented this talk at DevCon edition on the Women in Tech online stage. I was honored and happy to be part of this event and to share my knowledge and experience about how to build a diverse and inclusive team.

My talk covered 3 main areas: what is diversity and inclusion, why they matter, and how to make diversity and inclusion a priority for the team you’re leading or you are part of by applying 5 best practices.

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[Maintainable Podcast] Building a Technical Leadership Career Around Teaching

I was honored to talk with Robby Russell (@robbyrussell) about technical leadership and maintainable code. It was my very first podcast. Hope the content is helpful: Magda Miu: Building a Technical Leadership Career Around Teaching.

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Smile, it’s CameraX! [analysis and extensions]

Image analysis and applying extensions when pictures are taken are use cases often accessed by the users. By using CameraX API we are able to implement them in a very simple way. If you want to learn more check the code samples and the theory behind these features in the current article.

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7 Steps to Technical Leadership

I work as a Technical Leader since 2016. During these years the most important lesson I learned is that as a servant leader my main focus should be my team because everything it’s about them, it’s not about me. Actually, my main responsibility is to set up my team members for success.

The success of a product is a team effort and my role is to build, train, and lead engineers. Awesome teams build awesome products. In order to achieve this objective, it’s necessary to combine tech skills with people skills.

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