Coding & Development

15 01, 2018

Handling Memory Leaks on Android

By |2018-08-07T21:10:32+00:00January 15th, 2018|Android, Coding & Development|

Memory leaks can happen, despite the prevalence of garbage collection in modern programming languages. They can be introduced in different ways in Android apps, but one of the most common is when using native C or C++ code. When leaks make themselves known, it can range from subtle to explosive, anywhere from mild but continuous [...]

4 12, 2017

How to Evaluate, Manage, and Avoid Technical Debt

By |2018-08-08T16:45:25+00:00December 4th, 2017|Coding & Development|

The term technical debt refers to when developers write software that violates good architectural or coding practices resulting in structural flaws in the code that, if left unfixed, put the business at serious risk. Technical debt can also be described as “the trade-off between short-term and long-term value,” “deferred investment opportunities or poorly managed risks,” [...]

10 10, 2017

Fall 2017 JOLT Hackathon: The Experience

By |2018-08-08T17:36:12+00:00October 10th, 2017|Awards, Coding & Development, Culture|

This past weekend, four of us from the Metova-Conway office attended JOLT Hackathon at the Venture Center in the Little Rock Technology Park. There we faced off against 30 teams across Arkansas and Missouri in friendly capture-the-flag challenges ranging from Web Vulnerabilities and Forensics to Remote Access and Reverse Engineering. The event started Friday night, [...]

3 07, 2017

Yes, You Have APIs, But They Suck

By |2018-08-10T15:34:05+00:00July 3rd, 2017|Coding & Development|

Why mobile app developers struggle to use poorly implemented APIs Every mobile application developer has had that “I need data” conversation with a customer who eagerly responds, “We have APIs.” The first reaction is usually a guttural ugh! “We have APIs” usually means that the company has a ReST web service that is securely nestled deep in [...]

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