The Silver Bullet That Wasn’t - the story of Hubs

Elin Nilsson

Android Engingeer


Elin is an Android engineer at Spotify, working on app architecture, frameworks and platform.


The term “silver bullet” is used to describe a simple and seemingly magical solution to a complicated problem, which is how we tend to hear about frameworks. It’s how we introduced the Hub Framework at Spotify: our component-driven UI framework that was gonna make it so much faster and easier to create new and exciting features. What we don’t hear about as often is what happens next: how frameworks are adopted, and how they evolve over time. This talk is about how Hubs didn’t solve all of our problems. It’s about framework development, adoption, deprecation and rewrites: the complexity of building things for other developers.

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