8 Ways to Start Using Kotlin

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Kotlin’s popularity continues to grow, and there’s never been a better time to start using & learning the language.

Thankfully, Kotlin is surprisingly easy to try out.

You can try it in a browser. It’s supported my multiple IDEs. You can learn on your own in a new project, or walk through sample exercises with a guided learning plugin.

This posts collects a number of those resources so you can pick what works best for you.

 

What do Android devs wish they had known?

What do Android developers wish they would have known when starting out? I have my own thoughts, but I was curious what others in the Android community had to say. So, I asked. preping my #chicagoroboto talk this weekend would love to include community examples of challenges or "things you wish you would have known"…

Google I/O 2018 Recap

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This was my first Google I/O, and I must say, it was quite an experience.

I went in to the week excited for new announcements and to maybe get my hands dirty with new tools/features.

That all happened, but a week removed from the event it’s not the big announcements that have stuck with me (though I do have my eye on Android Studio running on a Pixelbook 😉)

No, a week later I keep coming back to these 2 phrases:

“make good things together”

“build things that matter”

 

Experiences of a first-time conference speaker

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The notion of conference speaking both excites & scares me.

I just gave my first 2 android conference talks

When I finally worked up the courage to submit conference talk proposals, I did so with the intention of documenting the speaking process if I were selected.

I hoped that by openly sharing my experiences that I could perhaps connect with others that are considering taking the same leap. And that, by seeing my excitement/fears/anxiety/joy, they may recognize that there is nothing special required to add your voice to the public forum.

ChicagoRoboto 2018

I had the great fortune of attending ChicagoRoboto this week.  I really had a terrific time learning, meeting new people, speaking, and playing with Legos 🙂. Check out my ChicagoRoboto 18 Twitter Moment   Let’s start off with some well deserved high praise No Title What I like about @chicagoroboto is that it gathers, under the same…

Android Studio Navigation Shortcuts

In this post, you’ll learn about several Android Studio navigation shortcuts that can help make you more productive when developing Android apps.   Keyboard shortcuts can have a huge impact on developer efficiency and productivity. Moving from command to command without taking your hands off the keyboard speeds up your development cycle and helps you…

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