“Focus On What Matters”
When working in our IDE, at times it’s easy to become overwhelmed with all the code on the screen. To better focus on what’s most important, it can be useful to hide non-essential blocks of code from our editor window.
The Code Folding shortcuts in Android Studio help us do just that.
The allow us to fold Code Blocks & Region Blocks so we can have more fine grained control over what code we are looking at in any given moment.
This past week I came across a page in the Google developer documentation for a new plugin and related library in Google Play services for Including Open Source Notices.
Displaying open source notices is certainly important, but it also tends to be a tedious and sometimes painful process so I was intrigued by the promise of a simplified workflow that could nearly automate the process.
I decided to give it a quick try. Quick is an appropriate term here, because It really did take only a few minutes to get a working example up and running to quickly evaluate the new tools.
I’ll explain how I made my evaluation below, but the tl;dr is … this is probably not the tool you are looking for. Unless all the libraries you’re using have the correct license info included in the POM (they probably all don’t), you’re most likely going to want to find a different solution.
This is not the tool you’re looking for…probably.