If I give you the code of an android app and ask you to provide me information regarding the android app like minSdkVersion, targetSdkVersion, permissions, configurations, almost anyone who knows how to code an android app would provide it to me in a few minutes.
Agree or not agree, but on an average consensus pretty much every android dev goes through the loop of Update Dependencies.Code.Repeat. for each of his/her android project.
Ok so you already know how to build your android library and publish it to JCenter/MavenCentral. This post is third in parts of a series.
If you come from the java world, you would already be knowing about MavenCentral in a big way. MavenCentral is the central repository which hosts all the maven artifacts and one can reference them from anywhere in the world.
NOTE: Jcenter has been sunset. It is encouraged to publish to MavenCentral. You checkout the other guide: Guide to publishing your Android Library via MavenCentral
I am pretty sure you would agree to the fact that the usual javadoc is not a something everyone likes. The colors are what makes it superrrrrrr boring.
If I were to ask a question to a room filled with android developers “How many of you have been in that place of sheer helplessness and panic when your gradle build fails because of a version conflict in dependencies?
The world of artifacts and the way they make the life of a developer simpler, fascinates me to a great extent. For the same reason I have gone through a lot of good articles online, which explain how the whole process works.