KZK Weekly — Issue #2

This week after the IO’17 we got a lot of new things to show! specially the new coding language for Android and a lot more stuff in the Android world.

Hope you find all this interesting and again if you want to share I will really appreciate it!


Software Development

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Introduction to Kotlin (Google I/O ’17) — www.youtube.com

Session on the Google IO — 2017 to begin learning the tips and tricks of the Kotlin language.

Swift is like Kotlin

nilhcem.com

A great cheatsheet to transfer the knowledge of swift to the new Kotlin language that is official supported for Android :)

Why you should totally switch to Kotlin — Magnus Vinther — Medium

medium.com

Some more tricks that I found interesting about Kotlin, I know… this week there is a lot about kotlin but… not every year we got a new language on Android!

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Architecture Components (Google I/O ’17) — www.youtube.com

Google gives us new Components to have and easy way to handle all the lifecycle hell on Android. I really love the new Room sqlite wrapper for live updates.

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Building an Android Instant App (Google I/O ’17) — www.youtube.com

Thats one of my favorites new features of Android, Instant Apps! Making apps much more easy to find and use. The user will not need to install the app, which is a big barrier and we will get much more users.

44 engineering management lessons

www.defmacro.org 
 I am a cofounder of RethinkDB — an open-source distributed database designed to help developers and operations teams work with unstructured data to build real-time applications.

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Unpopular opinion: Jenkins is still the best CI/CD tool — medium.com

Totally agree with this blog, a lot of people still thinks that Jenkins has this horrible UI and that you have to configure shit of jobs with dependencies to do anything complicated. But the truth is that Jenkins 2.0 with pipelines is awesome, it’s more powerful than circleCI and almost as easy.

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Technology Trends for 2017 — April — www.thoughtworks.com

Each half year ThoughtWorks makes a collection with new technologies/tools etc.. and categorize them in a “you should use it” to “only early adopters” really great to know which technologies other people are using.

Machine learning

Practical Deep Learning For Coders

course.fast.ai

This was the course that make me in love with Deep Learning again after a few year, super well explained 18h of videos and notebooks. Try to see the first two videos they are amazing!

Machine Learning — Music

brangerbriz.com

Really nice post about using RNN to make new MIDI music files. this is not state of the art but it’s really good to grasp how RNN works.

SketchRNN model released in Magenta

magenta.tensorflow.org

Google is opening the sketch dataset used to train autodraw, it consist of a large number of “sketches” made by humans for each category like “apple”, but not just the final image but all the pencil traces over time. See some example here.

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Deep Learning with Emojis (not Math) — tech.instacart.com 
 Instacart is saving minutes per delivery by sorting shopping lists using deep learning. Emojis help to define the problem and outline both a simple and a more complex deep learning architecture.

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