Android Readings August 21st 2017

This was because of so many reasons, and one of the reasons was the not so clear understanding about the difference between expressions and statements and I am specifically talking about understanding the way this concepts present themeself in Java and Kotlin.

Dario Mungoi in Writing Kotlin the Kotlin(Non Java) Way.


Android Readings July 8th 2017

In my first article on Medium (yay!) I would like to suggest several ways of working with the guidelines in order to create great products.

Dana Fridman in Material Design , Learning the Rules and Breaking Them.

But things have become a whole lot easier, and in this article we’ll look at the new LocationServices APIs to see how to use them, but also check out the performance impact we can expect.

Mark Allison in LocationServices.

Android Reading June 23rd 2017

Summer has begun!!! Now is a great time to get outdoors, enjoy the weather, and sharpen your Android skills! We’ve picked some of the best content from this past year to make it easy.

realm in 2017 Android Developer Summer Binge List

Because WebView is distributed as a separate APK, Safe Browsing for WebView is available today for devices running Android 5.0 and above. With just one added line in your manifest, you can update your app and improve security for most of your users immediately.

Xiaowen Xin and Renu Chaudhary, Android Security Team in What’s new in WebView security

Two years ago I swore I wouldn’t start seriously learning Kotlin until Google announced support for it. They’ve now done just that—and here I am learning it.

Jose Luis Franconetti in Kotlin for Android Development: Heavyweight Language or Hopeless Hype?


Android Reading June 19th 2017

Creators of modern programming languages have a big advantage because they are able to analyze the weaknesses of established languages and make things better themselves.

Lukas Lechner in How “Effective Java” may have influenced the design of Kotlin — Part 1

They’re common sense language features that, when compared to Java, end up saving you a bunch of cognitive overhead, keystrokes, and time.

Dan Kim in Kotlin: It’s the little things