Kotlin Newsletter #14
Good morning Kotliners! South Germany is waking up today with snow, what about your area? Anyway, Sundays are always good to level up your game on a technology, so here you have your dose of Kotlin for the week.
How Kotlin became our primary language for Android (medium.com)
Introducing Kotlin in an existing code base has been a journey for all of us. The team of UPTech did write an article with many insights into how did they experience this journey. A must read.
Quick dive in Kotlin extension (medium.com)
Piotr Ślesarew did write again a new Kotlin article about extensions. Kotlin introduces extension functions and extension properties to solve some common scenarios, and you can learn more about them inside this article.
Kotlin cheat sheet (slideshare.com)
Arnaud Giuliani had a talk last week at Tolouse, and he created a Cheat Sheet. We love Cheat Sheets! If you print them and hang them in front of your workplace for a week you will get many benefits of observing it for a few minutes every day.
A Simple Twitter Client wrote in Kotlin (github.com)Next
"Observe and repeat" is a mantra you must apply when you want to learn something new, call it a language or whatever new skill. Yasuhiro Shimzu did write a simple Twitter client entirely in Kotlin. This is a great job, we encourage you to download it and check it out.
Composing functions in Kotlin with extensions and operator (novoda.com)
Do you know the Pareto principle? It states that, for many events, roughly 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes. In the Android world 80% of the output seems to be coming for a few companies, being Novoda one of them. Now we are very happy that we are starting to write about Kotlin, that is great news for us Kotliners.
Droidcon NYC 2016 - Kotlin in Production (youtube.com)
Christine Lee talked at the Droidcon NYC 2016 about how to introduce Kotlin in a productive code base, and the video is finally uploaded. A very good half an hour to spend on a Sunday,
Senior Mobile Engineer @ 90 Seconds (lever.co)
More and more job offers are now available for Kotlin native speakers. 90seconds is now one of them. If you are looking for a Kotlin-friendly company, do not hesitate to contact them.
Why I abandoned Java in favour of Kotlin (hashnode.com)
One more story on why Kotlin makes your life easier. Java has its own time, but now Kotlin is coming to bring the gap between Java and the modern times.