Demystify RxJava (1)

Get to know how RxJava works

Guowei Lv

3 minute read

Let’s see what makes RxJava tick. RxJava is complex, so I will have to (overly) simplify things at places. All of this is just trying to help you to get a better picture of how RxJava is implemented. Let’s go. Let’s start with the Single, it’s just an interface with one method: public interface Single<T> { void subscribe(SingleObserver<T> observer); } So a Single is just a thing that can be subscribed.

I wrote a game again - 24!

A classic poker math game

Guowei Lv

1 minute read

It all started from a message sent by my cousin in our family group chat one day. He posted some of those harder 24 problems, and I couldn’t solve any of them. (If you don’t know what is this 24 game is all about, here you can read it So, I decided to write a program to help me. And that program turned into a mobile game eventually.

Separating Program Evaluation From Description

Stream, Lazy, Map, Filter, EVAL

Guowei Lv

4 minute read

5.3 Separating program evaluation from description This is the title of Chapter 5.3 from the book Functional Programming in Kotlin. Everyone knows that a program is a list of instructions that will be executed/evaluated in the order they are written in. fun exec() { doThis() doThat() doMore() } So the description decides the evaluation. What does it mean to separate them? I mean, can they be different?

Handmade NestedScrollView

Understand how nested scrolling works in Android

Guowei Lv

3 minute read

I’m learning how the nested scrolling machanism works on Android, but couldn’t really find any in-depth material. So I turned into the Chinese community, and found this incredible article. It is very long and detailed to death, I don’t really have time to go through it all. I find the first half, a handmade SimpleNestedScrollView to be quite interesting, let me put that part in English here. Understand the problem If you have a ScrollView inside another ScrollView(same scrolling direction, both vertical or horizontal), then what to expect of the scrolling behaviour?

Understand Android View's Touch Events

How touch events are handled

Guowei Lv

7 minute read

How the view system in Android handles touch events? Let’s try to understand it by designing it from scratch ourselves! (This is not my original but a summary of this Let’s do this by coming up a series of requirements (from naive to sophisticated) and see how we can design the logic to fulfill them. Requirement 1 In a nested view hierachy, only the most inner view can handle events.