My journey to having my open-source Android app featured on the Google Developers Dev Library | by Ahmed Tikiwa, Senior Software Engineer @Luno | Apr, 2022

Photo by Mars Sector-6 on Unsplash Many developers are unaware of a platform called the Google Developers Dev Library and what it is about. I was one of those people and after finding out I was able to have my open-source Android app featured on the platform. In this article, I will outline my journey … Read more

How to speak Dutch with confidence: 7 Tips & Tricks (Audio Inside)

Intro Chigusa: Want to speak your target language with confidence? Peter: …and impress native speakers? Chigusa: Learning to do this is actually quite simple. Chigusa: Welcome to this episode of Innovative Language Learning Sunday News! I’m Chigusa and I’ll be your host. My co-host today is the founder of, Peter Galante! Peter: Hi everyone! … Read more

German Beer Day- Celebrating the Reinheitsgebot of 1516

April 23rd is German Beer Day! (Isn’t every day German Beer Day?) This auspicious date celebrates the signing of the Bavarian Reinheitsgebot (Beer Purity Law) of 1516. Bavarian Duke William IV decreed that beer could only contain Barley, Hops, and Water (the importance of yeast still hadn’t been worked out). Now over 500 years old, … Read more

Modeling Retrofit Responses With Sealed Classes and Coroutines | by Jaewoong Eum | Apr, 2022

Unsplash@S5jD0E8DOC0 As the rate of data communication increases, the complexity of the application architecture also increases. How an application handles API responses will determine its overall architectural design and code complexity. In this post, you will cover how to model Retrofit responses with Coroutines and Sealed classes to reduce code complexity and make your application … Read more

What is Bock Beer? And Do Germans Really Call it Liquid Bread?

Cover image Calvert Lithography Co. (Detroit, Mich.), Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons I regularly see memes and articles about how German beer is considered “flussiges Brot” or liquid bread. But where does this idea come from? Most likely this started with a group of monks and Bock Bier. During Lent, members of the Paulaner order … Read more