Beginning Android Development – Your First Kotlin Android App – raywenderlich.com

In this free online course, you’ll be getting started with Android development. Learn about what you’ll be making in this course. This course will be released entirely free on YouTube or you can find it over at raywenderlich.com. No account registration required.

View the full course over here:
https://videos.raywenderlich.com/courses/127-your-first-kotlin-android-app/lessons/1

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raywenderlich.com is a website focused on developing high quality programming tutorials. Our goal is to take the coolest and most challenging topics and make them easy for everyone to learn – so we can all make amazing apps.

We are also focused on developing a strong community. Our goal is to help each other reach our dreams through friendship and cooperation. As you can see below, a bunch of us have joined forces to make this happen: authors, editors, subject matter experts, app reviewers, and most importantly our amazing readers!

Kotlin is a statically typed programming language that runs on the Java virtual machine and also can be compiled to JavaScript source code or use the LLVM compiler infrastructure. Its primary development is from a team of JetBrains programmers based in Saint Petersburg, Russia.[2] While the syntax is not compatible with Java, Kotlin is designed to interoperate with Java code and is reliant on Java code from the existing Java Class Library, such as the collections framework. Kotlin uses aggressive type inference to determine the type of values and expressions for which type has been left unstated. This reduces language verbosity relative to Java, which demands often entirely redundant type specifications.

As of Android Studio 3.0 (October 2017) Kotlin is a fully supported programming language by Google on the Android Operating System[3], and is directly included in the Android Studio 3.0 IDE package as an alternative to the standard Java compiler. The Android Kotlin compiler lets the user choose between targeting Java 6- or Java 8-compatible bytecode.

Philosophy

Development lead Andrey Breslav has said that Kotlin is designed to be an industrial-strength object-oriented language, and a “better language” than Java, but still be fully interoperable with Java code, allowing companies to make a gradual migration from Java to Kotlin.

Semicolons are optional as a statement terminator; in most cases a newline is sufficient for the compiler to deduce that the statement has ended.

Kotlin variable declarations and parameter lists have the data type come after the variable name (and with a colon separator), similar to Pascal.

Variables in Kotlin can be immutable, declared with the val keyword or mutable, declared with the var keyword.

Class members are public by default, and the classes themselves are sealed by default meaning that creating a derive class is disabled without requiring explicit keywords in the base class to enable it.

In addition to the classes and methods (called member functions in Kotlin) of object-oriented programming, Kotlin also supports procedural programming with the use of functions.

About Android

Android is a mobile operating system developed by Google, based on a modified version of the Linux kernel and other open source software and designed primarily for touchscreen mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. In addition, Google has further developed Android TV for televisions, Android Auto for cars, and Android Wear for wrist watches, each with a specialized user interface. Variants of Android are also used on game consoles, digital cameras, PCs and other electronics.

Initially developed by Android Inc., which Google bought in 2005, Android was unveiled in 2007, with the first commercial Android device launched in September 2008. The operating system has since gone through multiple major releases, with the current version being 8.1 “Oreo”, released in December 2017.

Android has been the best-selling OS worldwide on smartphones since 2011 and on tablets since 2013. As of May 2017, it has over two billion monthly active users, the largest installed base of any operating system, and as of 2017, the Google Play store features over 3.5 million apps.

DIY Android Auto Raspberry PI Head Unit, Rear View Camera, Navigation & Music

Part 2 is Ready! https://youtu.be/jFXxtxoi_pc
A super quick, sub $100, easy DIY Rear View, Navigation and Music system that runs on a Raspberry Pi with OpenAuto.
Android Auto running on a Raspberry Pi 3 with the Official 7-inch Touchscreen Display.

0:55 Raspberry Pi Touchscreen:
https://www.raspberrypi.org/products/raspberry-pi-touch-display/
https://www.adafruit.com/product/2718

If you’re not feeling like building your own enclosure, you can buy generic plastic cases made by “Smarticase” – Google it…

1:04 Raspberry Pi 3: (even cheaper USD$38)
http://a.co/0Qw8XsI
https://www.raspberrypi.org/products/raspberry-pi-3-model-b/

2:04 5Volt 5Amp DC-DC Converter:
http://a.co/iF5XhzN

2:45 USB Keyboard:
https://www.adafruit.com/product/1738
https://www.adafruit.com/?q=keyboard

3:00 USB Sound Card:
http://a.co/crbOTDN

These are the mics I had laying around, anything would work.
http://a.co/gyav6j0

3:27 Backup Camera:
https://www.raspberrypi.org/products/camera-module-v2/

Fisheye Cameras:
https://www.banggood.com/1080P-5MP-160-Fish-Eye-Surveillance-Camera-Module-For-Raspberry-Pi-With-IR-Night-Vision-p-1234118.html?rmmds=buy&cur_warehouse=CN

3:40 Pi Camera HDMI Cable Extension:
https://www.tindie.com/products/freto/pi-camera-hdmi-cable-extension/

Android Auto General Information:
https://www.android.com/auto/

Get the app on your phone and try it out:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.projection.gearhead&hl=en

The Github for this project is here:
https://github.com/f1xpl/openauto

The Build Instructions are here:
https://github.com/f1xpl/openauto/wiki/Build-instructions

My GPIO script to change the camera and brightness will be here:
(Missing – need to get it for you)

Channel: Everlanders
Published: 2018-03-05 04:32:16
Duration: 11M14S
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System Design: Messenger service like Whatsapp or WeChat – Interview Question

This is a system design interview question asked at companies like Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and many startups: How to design a messenger service like Whatsapp, WeChat or Facebook Messenger?
I will guide you through this interview question, give you talking points and point out the right questions to ask. A quick and easy explanation even if this is your first system design interview question.

=== The resources I mentioned in the video ===
High Scalability Blog: http://highscalability.com
Hired in Tech: https://www.hiredintech.com/courses/system-design

Music: www.bensound.com

Channel: Success in Tech
Published: 2017-09-06 04:49:14
Duration: 21M26S
Views: 50020
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MVVM Design Pattern – iOS Design Patterns – raywenderlich.com

In this video, you’ll learn about Model-View-ViewModel (MVVM) which you’ll use to further combat massive view controllers.

Find the full course here:

https://videos.raywenderlich.com/courses/72-ios-design-patterns/lessons/1

About www.raywenderlich.com:

raywenderlich.com is a website focused on developing high-quality programming tutorials. Our goal is to take the coolest and most challenging topics and make them easy for everyone to learn – so we can all make amazing apps.

We are also focused on developing a strong community. Our goal is to help each other reach our dreams through friendship and cooperation. As you can see below, a bunch of us have joined forces to make this happen: authors, editors, subject matter experts, app reviewers, and most importantly our amazing readers!

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About MVVM from Wikipedia:

Model–view–viewmodel (MVVM) is a software architectural pattern.

MVVM facilitates a separation of development of the graphical user interface – be it via a markup language or GUI code – from development of the business logic or back-end logic (the data model). The view model of MVVM is a value converter,[1] meaning the view model is responsible for exposing (converting) the data objects from the model in such a way that objects are easily managed and presented. In this respect, the view model is more model than view, and handles most if not all of the view’s display logic.[1] The view model may implement a mediator pattern, organizing access to the back-end logic around the set of use cases supported by the view.

MVVM is a variation of Martin Fowler’s Presentation Model design pattern.[2][3] MVVM abstracts a view’s state and behavior in the same way,[3] but a Presentation Model abstracts a view (creates a view model) in a manner not dependent on a specific user-interface platform.
MVVM and Presentation Model both derive from the model–view–controller pattern (MVC).

MVVM was developed by Microsoft architects Ken Cooper and Ted Peters specifically to simplify event-driven programming of user interfaces—by exploiting features of Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) (Microsoft’s .NET graphics system) and Silverlight (WPF’s Internet application derivative).[3] John Gossman, one of Microsoft’s WPF and Silverlight architects, announced MVVM on his blog in 2005.

Model–view–viewmodel is also referred to as model–view–binder, especially in implementations not involving the .NET platform. ZK (a web application framework written in Java) and KnockoutJS (a JavaScript library) use model–view–binder

About Design Patterns:

In software engineering, a software design pattern is a general reusable solution to a commonly occurring problem within a given context in software design. It is not a finished design that can be transformed directly into source or machine code. It is a description or template for how to solve a problem that can be used in many different situations. Design patterns are formalized best practices that the programmer can use to solve common problems when designing an application or system.

Object-oriented design patterns typically show relationships and interactions between classes or objects, without specifying the final application classes or objects that are involved. Patterns that imply mutable state may be unsuited for functional programming languages, some patterns can be rendered unnecessary in languages that have built-in support for solving the problem they are trying to solve, and object-oriented patterns are not necessarily suitable for non-object-oriented languages.

Design patterns may be viewed as a structured approach to computer programming intermediate between the levels of a programming paradigm and a concrete algorithm.

Channel: raywenderlich.com
Published: 2017-12-11 16:24:56
Duration: 8M26S
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Make Your First Simple Android App with Kotlin (Android Kotlin Tutorial for Beginners)

In this tutorial you will learn how to make android apps in Kotlin.

Kotlin is a new official language for Android development. It’s certainly a step towards safer, readable and quicker to write code.

Kotlin supports properties, you don’t have to call “findViewById()”, and it also tries to get rid of the dreaded null reference exception.

Whether you are a complete beginner who is just starting out in Android app development or you are a Java Android developer looking for something new, you cannot go wrong with Kotlin in Android.

Get the code from this tutorial: https://wp.me/p8jOJP-5y

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Channel: Reso Coder
Published: 2017-11-10 17:12:06
Duration: 9M26S
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Hello World! – Server Side with Vapor 3 using Swift 4 and Xcode 9 – raywenderlich.com

Learn how to create your first Vapor app by installing the Vapor toolbox and building your first routes.

View the full course over here:

https://videos.raywenderlich.com/courses/115-server-side-swift-with-vapor/lessons/1

About www.raywenderlich.com:

raywenderlich.com is a website focused on developing high quality programming tutorials. Our goal is to take the coolest and most challenging topics and make them easy for everyone to learn – so we can all make amazing apps.

We are also focused on developing a strong community. Our goal is to help each other reach our dreams through friendship and cooperation. As you can see below, a bunch of us have joined forces to make this happen: authors, editors, subject matter experts, app reviewers, and most importantly our amazing readers!

Vapor is the most used web framework for Swift. It provides a beautifully expressive and easy to use foundation for your next website, API, or cloud project.

* Create modern web apps, sites, and APIs using HTTP or real-time apps using WebSockets.

* Nearly 100x faster than popular web frameworks using Ruby and PHP. Swift is fast by every meaning of the word.

* The latest cryptographic ciphers, digests, and LibreSSL’s new TLS (SSL) make security easy.

* With middleware and Swift extensions, you can add custom functionality to Vapor that feels native.

* The static type system allows you to write less and do more. Vapor apps are very concise and even more powerful.

* With autocomplete, debugging, and breakpoints you’ll spend more time creating and less time fixing.

About Swift (from Wikipedia)

Swift is a general-purpose, multi-paradigm, compiled programming language developed by Apple Inc. for iOS, macOS, watchOS, tvOS, and Linux. Swift is designed to work with Apple’s Cocoa and Cocoa Touch frameworks and the large body of extant Objective-C (ObjC) code written for Apple products. Swift is intended to be more resilient to erroneous code (“safer”) than Objective-C, and more concise. It is built with the LLVM compiler framework included in Xcode 6 and later and, on platforms other than Linux, uses the Objective-C runtime library, which allows C, Objective-C, C++ and Swift code to run within one program.

Swift supports the core concepts that made Objective-C flexible, notably dynamic dispatch, widespread late binding, extensible programming and similar features. These features also have well-known performance and safety trade-offs, which Swift was designed to address. For safety, Swift introduced a system that helps address common programming errors like null pointers, and introduced syntactic sugar to avoid the pyramid of doom that can result. For performance issues, Apple has invested considerable effort in aggressive optimization that can flatten out method calls and accessors to eliminate this overhead. More fundamentally, Swift has added the concept of protocol extensibility, an extensibility system that can be applied to types, structs and classes. Apple promotes this as a real change in programming paradigms they term “protocol-oriented programming”.

Swift was introduced at Apple’s 2014 Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). It underwent an upgrade to version 1.2 during 2014 and a more major upgrade to Swift 2 at WWDC 2015. Initially, a proprietary language, version 2.2 was made open-source software and made available under Apache License 2.0 on December 3, 2015, for Apple’s platforms and Linux. IBM announced its Swift Sandbox website, which allows developers to write Swift code in one pane and display output in another.

A second free implementation of Swift that targets Cocoa, Microsoft’s Common Language Infrastructure (.NET), and the Java and Android platform exists as part of the Elements Compiler from RemObjects Software.[20] Since the language is open-source, there are prospects of it being ported to the web.[21] Some web frameworks have already been developed, such as IBM’s Kitura, Perfect[22][23] and Vapor. An official “Server APIs” work group has also been started by Apple,[24] with members of the Swift developer community playing a central role.[25]

Channel: raywenderlich.com
Published: 2018-02-19 15:09:34
Duration: 8M3S
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