085: Casual Kotlin conversation with Dan Kim

In this episode, we talk to Dan Kim about Kotlin. Dan is an Android developer at the company Basecamp and has some great Kotlin posts on the company’s famous blog Signal Vs Noise. He was pretty early, on the Kotlin train and has been working with the new language for quite sometime now.

Instead of trying to go into every single detail about Kotlin, the nuances of the language, it’s syntax etc. we take a more general approach and talk about starting out on Kotlin, how does on go about migrating an Android codebase to Kotlin, what are things we should watch out for when using the language. This and a whole lot more!

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Kotlin view (binding) libs



084: Kaush and Donn go to Google IO 2017

This was truly one of the most memorable IOs Google has ever conducted. In keeping with tradition, Donn and Kaushik talk with a bunch of awesome #AndroidDev and get their opinions/thoughts on IO and Android in general. As always, these are super fun episodes.

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Previous Google IO Episodes



Living Dangerously

What a baller

geared up and ready to 🎤

Find the KG (hint: his Pixel is more prominent in this picture than his face)

How so many Android ❤️s were won

Troll masters as they revel the name of Android O to us

Many stickers were collected

020: Talking Kotlin with Hadi Hariri

A tonne of folks have been asking for a show on Kotlin. We got the best person in the business to take us through what could possibly be our new hope.


Show Notes

Jetbrains products

Smaller IDES

Hadi’s 3 tips for Intellij

  1. Don’t use the Mouse! Mouseless driven development [vimeo.com]
  2. Cmd Shift A – look up other commands
  3. Don’t use the Find box to find things: Prefer shortcuts like Cmd O/Cmd Shift O


Getting started with Kotlin

Kotlin tools

Sample projects with Kotlin


Awesome picks:

Hadi Hariri

Kaushik Gopal

  • When looking for solutions to a problem, search the source code first before StackOverflow
  • When working on a feature, change your launcher activity (temporarily) to the one you’re working on

Donn Felker

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