Chicago Roboto 2022 RetrospectiveAugust 11, 2022
Thread for Thoughts/Takeaways/Notes from Chicago Roboto 2022 #
Here are some of my most interesting notes from the talks this week. Definitely not everything, but some of the higher level things I would like to either try or investigate more…
Custom Design Systems in Compose #
Probably the talk I was looking forward to the most. I was kind of expecting suggestions on what to think of as good ideas for things to think about for component-izing your app and it really wasn’t.
It was a deep dive really into how design systems works and tokens, and how you can override the existing material theme to get what you want. At the end of the day, most things in compose are just a Surface.
A later speaker (Nate Ebel) has a podcast and in the linked episode talks about some common pitfalls. The logic behind thinking of everything as “slotting” that the Compose API does is a very interesting concept that we should probably use when thinking about creating standard components for an app.
Scaling Firebase #
Using Firebase Remote Config seems like a SUPER cool option for feature flags. Not only could you then use them to A/B test things, but if the feature is performing poorly you can disable it again without having to ship a new version of the app with it disabled again.
Github repo has the starting of ways to enforce rules for what is in the configs and reporting of by who and when the values were changed. Github is a WIP.
I need to look more into Perfetto. Hopefully the PAPA library will be ready soon 😛
Idemnity in the Data Layer #
Offline sync is good — all data should be run through your local database where evaluations can be done to determine whos data set is correct.
Mind blowing concept to me (which probably shouldn’t have been). Setup your refresh spinner as an observer of your WorkManager that does the syncing. 🤯
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