Rick Busarow

Rick Busarow

Senior Android Developer at Milwaukee Tool

Rick is a Senior Android developer at Milwaukee Tool. His primary focus is application architecture, with some dabbling in Bluetooth and coroutines. He's a strong believer in clean, testable code with minimal boilerplate.

Current sessions

Going With the Flow -- Using Coroutines 1.3.x

Let’s talk reactive coroutines. The coroutines 1.3.0 release graduated Flow to stable, and introduced breaking changes to the Channel api.

When do we use Channels, and when do we use Flows? How do we maintain structured concurrency in our code, and how do we test it? Do we need to re-write our apps into MVFlow?

In this talk, we’ll evaluate the options for reactive programming with coroutines. We’ll go over Android-specific problems and how to fit their solutions into any existing architecture.


Investing in Koin

Thanks to its clean design, Koin is quickly gaining popularity as an inversion of control framework. Highlights include its excellent documentation, accessible api, and the pure Kotlin source.

In this talk, we’ll go over basic usage like factories, singles, and modules. We’ll talk about scoping and lazy-loading modules, and we’ll look at its integration with Android screens and ViewModels. Most importantly, we’ll see how we can use Koin to easily generate mocked dependencies for clean and hermetic tests.


Past and future events

droidcon SF 2019

25 Nov - 26 Nov 2019
San Francisco, California, United States

droidcon Lisbon

8 Sep - 9 Sep 2019
Lisbon, Portugal

droidcon NYC 2019

26 Aug - 27 Aug 2019
New York City, New York, United States