My highlights from droidcon London 2017
And some sketchnotes!
Droidcon London was 2 days long, had 5 tracks and around 70 speakers. Unfortunately I still don't know how to split myself and attend all talks! Here I bring you my choices and highlights.
Android: A Retrospective
Data Persistence in Android — There's Room For Improvement
Florina Muntenescu talked about Room, a library announced in Google I/O 2017 that makes easier working with SQL Databases. This library helps to write less boilerplate code, providing also compile time check queries. Video.
Android Internals for Developers
Effie Barak showed us the basic architecture of Android, giving an overview of the Linux kernel, the Android kernel and processes behind your App. Do you wonder where the "Zygote" process in your logcat comes from? She explains it here. Slides & video.
Bad Android Advice
12 speakers, known in the community, presented together this comedy talk under the name of Bad Android Advice, a comedy twitter account. Each one gave a bad advice and then explained why it's bad and what you should do instead. If we learned something is that, Chet loves doughnuts! Video.
The latest Tweets from Bad Android Advice (@anddev_badvice). Any resemblance of our tweets to good or bad advice…twitter.com
Master Your Career
Tips For Library Development From a Startup Developer
Lisa Wray spoke about why you should be interested in creating a library. It starts with a necessity. Your self-interest is also community interest. Learn some tips to create your library! Slides & video.
Developers Are Users Too
Usability, Intuitive, Efficient, Correct and Appropriate Functionality is what you expect from an App, but also from an API! Florina Muntenescu analized how APIs should be design having the developer in mind. Video.
Common Poor Coding Patterns and How To Avoid Them
Becoming a Master Window Fitter
Anastasia López described what's the Impostor Syndrome, why it happens and how to deal with it based in her experiences. Video.
Kotlin Coroutines and Android Sitting in a Tree
Travelling Across Asia — Our Journey From Java to Kotlin
Amal Kakaiya & Maria Neumayer talked about their experiences introducing Kotlin in Deliveroo’s App. They explained how they started the journey, what they learned and gave tips for you to start. Slides & video.