Donn and Kaushik talk about testing RxJava streams with a Kotlin extension method and how and when to test various scenarios. Donn talks about his thoughts on the Testing Pyramid and why he thinks it’s incorrect and how you can help shift your thinking in regards to it. They then talk about IDE themes and how the theme can help you with your day to day development and more.
They wrap up with some talk about developing on Macs vs Windows and Linux.
In this episode Donn and Kaushik sit down with Instacart Engineer Colin White to discuss a new image library he has created called Coil.
Coil is a Kotlin-first image library that focuses on ease of use, simplicity and extensibility. In this episode we ask him the question you’re probably wondering … “Why create an image library, isn’t this a solved problem already?” and then move onto the details of how the library works, and what it offers developers.
From Donn’s perspective – It’s an interesting library and gives you what you need with minimal footprint but offers you the extensibility that you’d want in the future. Its a good balance of “just enough” and “I might need this”.
In this episode, Donn talks about public speaking and how it can help you grow your career.
He dives in by telling a story of his first speaking engagement and how he was riddled with fear, insecurity, doubt and anxiety. He then talks about why speaking can help you grow your career and life leaps and bounds. He wraps up with possible things you can speak about when starting out as well as where you can get your break into the speaking circuit.