With Application development, one of the thing that is considered a pain point for developers is the effort and time that it takes to complete the features involved within a project. This is especially true for Native app development, as developers prefer cross-platform development to save time and energy. While native development is generally more time consuming, there are many ways that developers can reduce the time it takes to build the entire project. This includes specific small tasks which require extensive coding for features that are not central to the project, yet consume time and energy.
For developers, one simple trick they can use it to adopt the habit of creating modules and saving them in libraries on GitHub. GitHub is a Git repository hosting service, but it adds many of its own features. While Git is a command-line tool, GitHub provides a Web-based graphical interface. It also provides access control and several collaboration features, such as wikis and basic task management tools for every project.
While this is something that works over-time, creating wrappers for certain programs and features can allow developers to save massive time. Take, for example, the implementation of a Facebook authentication feature within a native application. While the feature itself might be tertiary to the application scope, coding the feature from the ground up can be a challenging task, often taking up a long time for developers to implement it. This can result in frustration, mismanagement of time, and often lead to severe demotivation within a development team.
This process is called reusability. The implementation of architecture or code for the purposes of feature integration within an application from a pre-established library, allowing you to save time and cost. Here’s a list of benefits that come with the implementation of reusability.
- Firstly, you don’t have to write a lot of code for the architecture because the code already exists, and there is no point in creating redundancy within the coding process. The saved time and resources allow you to redirect effort towards other tasks, keeping the process flowing and swift without exhausting your resources on meager tasks.
- Secondly, avoiding bugs becomes a lot easier when reusing codes that are stored in a library. These codes are pre-checked for errors and bugs at each step of the coding process, allowing you to avoid any problems that may come about if you work on the architecture on your own from scratch.
- Thirdly, you can take advantage of the code reuse approach where instead of copy/paste programming and using code duplication methods. You can have a preset function that allows you to execute code when you need it, without rewriting lines of codes. This can be done by importing the function from the GitHub library and successfully executing the task,
- As it is famously said, what good comes out of “reinventing the wheel”? This allows you to swiftly implement code with significant time saving and cost-saving, making the development process a lot quicker, providing flexibility and efficiency within the development and implementation process.
Implementing the use of RepoLib Rx
Another such platform that developers
can make use of is the RepoLib Rx. RepoLib Rx is a Kotlin-based, Open source library developed specifically for Android application development. It provides developers access to pre-made libraries for structures such as data layer architecture, data synchronization functions and mechanisms between data sources such as a Back-End API and a device based local database. Based on the repository pattern, the implementation is used as an architectural foundation, for data layers, allowing maximum flexibility in coding and managing data. It also makes it easier to use the multi-threaded operation and other such services, making life easier for developers.