I recently published Difference, a Kotlin library that lets you compare two lists to determine a sequence of change operations between the two.
Many Android developers have already been generating diffs to animate changes in their RecyclerViews, but there are many other reasons you might want to compare two lists.
Maybe you’re working on an app that needs to detect differences between two files like git does.
Or maybe a backend you’re integrating with sends you a before and after state, but your app needs to show only what changed.
Regardless of your use-case, Difference is here to help.
I created the Marverenic GitHub profile in February 2015 to host Jockey back when I was a freshman in college.
The goal was to create a unique brand name for the profile while retaining some anonymity.
A lot of things have changed since November 2014, which is when I wrote the first lines of code that would eventually become Jockey.
I’ve since graduated with a degree in computer science and I’ve been working at Big Nerd Ranch full-time for a year and a half after working there twice over the summers before.
The original goal of creating the Marverenic profile was to create a separation between my personal life and my side projects.
But this barrier no longer makes sense — and in hindsight it probably didn’t really make sense in the first place.
It only added complexity to the two identities, and the professional side bore the brunt of the awkwardness.
So starting now, I am sunsetting the name Marverenic.
From now on, I am just going to be Andrew Bailey.