End of Line blog

Thoughts on software development, by Adam Ruka

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Specnaz 1.4.1 released!

This week, I've released version 1.4.1 of Specnaz, my Java and Kotlin testing library. In the article, I explain in depth the bug that caused the patch release, and how was it fixed - including an interesting discussion on dependencies vs. duplication.

'End of Line' gets a new look!

After many years of the website having the same familiar, unremarkable style, the blog finally got a well-deserved makeover!

Emoji - how do they work?

What exactly are emoji? Are they just small, silly images? If that's true, then why does pretty much every device, from an iPhone to an Android tablet, contain roughly the same set of them? Everything will be explained in the article - but before we can understand emoji, we have to start with the basics of text encodings in computers.

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