🚧 Work in progress 👷♀️ ⛏ 👷 🔧️ 👷 🔧 🚧 ] Plaid 2.0
Rewriting Plaid using Android Architecture Components, in Kotlin.
Plaid was written with one big goal: showcase material design in Android in a real application. While Plaid successfully achieved its goal, from an architecture point of view, it lacks all features that would make it a modular, scalable, testable and maintainable app: with UI logic in Android classes, no tests and only one module. Plaid represents a great real world app example: it provides a fairly complex set of functionalities, it has technical debt, it has features that have to be dealt with as APIs are being removed. All of these problems are encountered by many projects in the Android community and therefore, make Plaid a suitable showcase for all the advantages that architecture components bring.
- Shaping Your App's Architecture with Kotlin and Architecture Components by Florina (Florina Muntenescu at KotlinConf 2018)
- Re-stitching Plaid with Kotlin (Florina Muntenescu at Android Dev Summit '18)
- Migrate Plaid to Architecture Components. The refactoring will follow the architecture described in Guide to App Architecture.
- Convert to Kotlin, while migrating to Architecture Components.
- Modularize the app using dynamic feature modules.
- Showcase the extensibility of the architecture by adding an extra data source, once the migration is finished.
Changes to the styles, themes, icons, animations, transitions or any other UI elements that were the initial focus of Plaid, are outside the scope of this refactoring.
Android Studio IDE setup
Plaid requires Android Studio version 3.4 or higher.
Close Android Studio if it's open
Download ktlint using these installation instructions
Inside the project root directory run:
./ktlint --apply-to-idea-project --android
Remove ktlint if desired:
Start Android Studio