Using Project Kotlin for Android
I've been watching and playing with Kotlin for about two years now. It's gotten to the point where I think it's really viable for Android app development. I decided to take a few nights and dig into a bunch of details about the language and why it's a good candidate.
This is a slightly modified copy of a document I presented internally at Square. We're not going to turn around and write everything in Kotlin. That wouldn't make sense. This was a sell on the language, features, and its implementation such that we can start experimenting.
Since I'm not interested in hearing people yell things that I already know about their favorite non-Java languages, comments are off and closed on this post. I've used Groovy and Scala a bunch, but thanks. I haven't used Xtend or Ceylon at all (hence their omission). If you're interested in discussing those, make your own post.
#AndroidDev #Kotlin #NotScala?
Why Google+ is the place for passions
The single biggest controversy about social media, and one that has persisted for two or three years now without resolution, is whether Google+ is a dying wasteland of non-activity, or a hive of conversation and engagement.
It can't be both. So which is it? And why can't this fundamental question be answered?
I believe I have the key to the puzzle, and I'll attempt to solve it once and for all.
Here what the Twitter people and the Facebook people don't understand about the Google+ people:
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I have been doing a lot of mobile development lately, using Objective-C on iOS, and Java on Android. Since I’m also a Ruby developer, it makes a lot of sense for me to try and apply what I learn from each of these languages and frameworks whenever I can. Todayaaa
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