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We Are Big. We Are Four!

By Jason Russell, Managing Partner | 4/25/17 10:46 AM

I have twin girls who will be four in July. I often think: how did we get here so fast? I know it’s a parental cliche, but man is it true. Time flies by at a breakneck pace. It seems like just last week my girls were communicating in their indecipherable language, and somehow they understood one another.

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What's in a Name? And What the Heck is a Sky Squid?

By Jami Sieder, VP of Operations | 4/20/17 11:58 AM

April is a big month for stable|kernel. This year marks our 4th anniversary and in an age when 90% of start-ups fail, we know each hard-earned year of growth is worth celebrating. There’s no shortage of pundits espousing theories on the 90:10 startup failure to success rate so I won’t regurgitate their thoughts here.

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The Ripple Effect of Positivity in the Workplace

By Jason Russell, Managing Partner | 4/17/17 11:50 AM

Recently, I had the pleasure of attending an all-day seminar led by Dandapani, a Hindu priest and former monk. Not only was it tremendously informative, but it was also potentially life-changing. Well, for me at least.

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Using Gradle’s ExtraPropertiesExtension to Configure Git Submodules

By David Mays, Software Engineer | 4/13/17 1:08 PM

Configuring git submodules on a Gradle Android project can be painful when shared dependencies need to be updated. I've lost count of how many times I've had to reconfigure my project and its submodule dependencies after updating my Android SDK. I encountered this annoyance again recently and decided that there must be a better way to handle the matter.

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Now Hiring Mobile Developers: Our Hiring Process

By Joe Conway, CEO | 4/11/17 2:31 PM

After applying, a selected candidate will receive a phone interview to assess their experience in their primary platform, tools and processes.

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Now Hiring Mobile Developers: Why you should work at stable|kernel

By Joe Conway, CEO | 4/11/17 2:31 PM

stable|kernel is developer-focused consulting company located on the BeltLine in Atlanta, GA. Our mission is to guide our team to become better programmers, communicators and business strategists. Founded by Joe Conway, whose award-winning iOS programming book has trained hundreds of thousands of developers over the last 7 years, stable|kernel invests heavily in deepening and broadening a developer’s skillset through a team-oriented approach.

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Using Fragments to Simplify Android Navigation Drawers

By Jason Atwood, Software Engineer | 4/11/17 11:53 AM

The navigation drawer has become a ubiquitous UI feature on Android devices, but it's usually unnecessary to hide and show on larger devices like tablets. With plenty of screen real estate, the drawer should stay open all the time; the Material Design specs even recommend this behavior. 

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A Designer's Argument for Crafting Content in an Age of Abundance

By Matt Michelson, UI/UX Designer | 4/6/17 11:05 AM

As a user experience designer, the first question that comes to mind when presented with any challenge is: Why?  Why is this happening, why do we want to solve this, why is this the best way of solving this problem?

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How to Fade Out Content Using Gradients in iOS

By Marcus Smith, Software Engineer | 4/3/17 12:06 PM

Scroll views are a great way to get more content on a screen than can actually fit, especially for smaller devices. However, it can be difficult for users to tell that they are able to scroll for more content without some other visual indication. Fading out the edge of the content is a clean, simple way of hinting to the user that more is available. 

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Rescuing Your App From the Technical Debt Spiral

Bad Performance.
A term familiar in the worlds of business, finance, education, entertainment and sports, and also not a pleasant one to hear. With the growing maturation and saturation of the use of mobile apps, bad performance is also a crucial term or rather, factor to avoid and mitigate if you want your app to succeed.

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