Managing Open-Source Dependencies with JitPack

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Managing dependencies for your Android app has gotten a lot easier with tools such as Gradle, but there is still one big gotcha that it cannot solve: The dependency itself. It is quite normal for a single Android app to have dozens of third-party dependencies, most of which are open-source. There are many benefits to using open-source libraries, but there are some pain points too. For instance, a dependency may contain bugs, lack needed features, or may have been abandoned by the original developer. In this article, I will discuss ways to deal with that, leveraging the powers of Git and the online service called JitPack. JitPack Basics What is … Read more