I had a very specific question a while ago: When is the next 5th Sunday of the month? That is, what is the next date which is not only a Sunday, but also the 5th occurrance of Sunday in its enclosing month? This only occurs a handful of times in any given year (in the Gregorian calendar): an average of 30 days per month means 30 days/month / 7 days/week = ~4.
I built a software library recently. It’s a page indicator for mobile apps; the kind you’ve probably seen before with dots that change color to show what page you’re on. The one I made replicates Google’s latest iteration of this pattern with Material Design inspiration. It’s really rather cool looking, I think:
As you can see, each dot represents a page, where the white dot is the current page and the gray dots are the other pages.
Note: this post assumes familiarity with Java language features and conventions. RxJava familiarity is useful, but not required. I was curious today about the relationship of Kotlin’s computed properties and methods. They do very similar things, so are they implemented similarly? (Spoiler: Yes. Yes they are.) Somehow, however, I also ended up drawing some conclusions on the semantics of reactive Observable generation. Kotlin’s computed properties can be a powerful tool for expressing your program’s intent with Observables, but you should think twice before using them for that purpose.