Android Developer Live Q&A #59 – Android, Kotlin, Software Architecture, Gradle

**This episode was a giant trainwreck for audio (my microphone appears to have broken), so the audio doesn’t start until 11:30, and it’s from my shitty webcam mic. You have been warned.

Format – 2 Live shows per week:
1. Live Q&A (Sunday 10:00AM UTC -7):
Live Q&A is directed towards beginner and intermediate Android/Java/Kotlin Developers with questions regarding said topics. As a self-taught developer, I never wanted anyone to do my work for me, but I could have benefited greatly by someone explain fundamentals and pointing me to resources. General/Principles based questions are easier for me to answer, but sometimes I can help you with API specific questions.

2. Let’s Build an App Live (Monday 10:00AM UTC-7):
This show is still under beta, but my goal is to demonstrate what it is actually like to build good quality software, to an architecture. I’ll still try to address comments in the chat, and take breaks to answer short questions, but this is not meant to be a Q&A primarily.
Current Project: Catalyft Workout Log

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Scott Hanselman’s best demo! IoT, Azure, Machine Learning & more

In this video Scott Hanselman delivers one of the best and personal demos, he’ll show you how a combined solution using technologies such as IoT devices, cloud platforms, Machine Learning and Office API’s can come together to solve even the most complex problems.
The demo used in the video can be found in the repo at The samples in the repo are used to present an end-to-end demo scenario based on a fictitious B2B and multitenant system, named “” that provides different websites, mobile apps, wearable apps, and services running on the latest Microsoft and open technologies.
Channel: Microsoft Visual Studio
Published: 2015-11-19 19:06:22
Duration: 14M31S
Views: 228099
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Reflections: A Programmer’s guide to Overcoming Social Intelligence and Anxiety Issues (Part 1)

Warning: If profanity upsets you, don’t watch the video, or read the description below.

In this video series, I talk about things which I really wish someone had explained to me as a kid, in an informal and unscripted way.

No bullshit, and no nonsense in this video. Topics include:
– Describing my own issues as an insanely over analytical/introverted type person (“paralysis by analysis”)
– How I stopped feeding myself bullshit excuses and false beliefs regrading my issues (“People just don’t understand me” or “I’m wired differently than other people, there’s no hope”)
– How I found myself in a situation where it was literally my job to talk to strangers all day (and why you should too, if you struggle as I did)
– A detailed explanation of exactly how shitty human beings are capable of treating each other, and how to learn from those experiences

This video is mostly directed towards teens/young adults, and it’s more or less what I wish my parents would have told me. If social issues are something you deal with a lot, feel free to ask me for more specific advice. I made this video because I want you to know that there is a path out of your predicament, but it’s DEFINITELY going to be unpleasant if you’re like me and you don’t enjoy talking to random people.

Channel: wiseAss
Published: 2018-09-26 17:02:34
Duration: 19M30S
Views: 299
Likes: 38
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Google Flutter vs Swift, Java and Kotlin

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Mobile app development has moved toward hybrid apps, using the web stack (HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript,) and frameworks like Phonegap or React Native.

But when it comes to the development of high demand (in terms of performance) mobile apps, using native languages like Swift for iOS and Java for Android is still the way to go. This might change with Googles Flutter framework.


1. Swift and native development will only diminish IF Flutter (or something like it) meet expectations.

2. I group React Native, Phone Gap etc … simply because they are not one of the two native languages.

3. IF Flutter fulfilled expectations, then the move from native (Java, Swift) would happen over time.

4. I suggested in the video that Swift would die … bad word. I should have said diminish considerably. The chances of Swift dying completely is pretty much 0% … since apple is behind it and it seems to me, that there might always be a situation (but more rare over time) where native is required. Remember that slower hybrid becomes less slow with each new generation of smartphone.

5. I don’t believe is identifying as a Java developer, Swift developer, JavaScript developer … or any type of developer. Be a developer who uses any and all languages on a need to nerd basis.

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Channel: Stefan Mischook
Published: 2018-04-24 01:02:05
Duration: 8M44S
Views: 101662
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Inside Alessandra Ambrosio’s Home | Open Door

In this episode of ‘Open Door’, Brazilian supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio gives Architectural Digest a tour of her home. The retired Victoria’s Secret Angel shows AD her photography collection (including ‘class’ pics from the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show), classic rock music room, living room, dining room, kitchen, family room, the zipline and patio area in the backyard, bathroom, and her line of Hats for Every Occasion – Ale by Alessandra.

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Inside Alessandra Ambrosio’s Home | Open Door

Channel: Architectural Digest
Published: 2018-10-05 20:22:19
Duration: 9M32S
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