1:10: Introduction: Andy Rahn

6:20: Kotlin: What it is, who is responsible

  • New language by JetBrains
  • Similar to Swift but for Android

10:50: Future of Kotlin

  • Google looking at Kotlin?
  • Running on the JVM

15:45: Benefits of Kotlin: Familiarity

  • Feels familiar; same syntax as Swift
  • Shares similar disadvantages

19:20: Interacting with Java API

  • Nullability
  • Bridging

23:20: Kotlin vs. Xcode

  • Kotlin has many more features
  • Debugger in Android Studio difficult to use

25:20: Unit testing in Kotlin

26:10: Kotlin is stable

  • Swift is moving more quickly

29:40: Swift vs Kotlin: Advanced features

  • Generics
  • Compile time analysis
  • Reactive extensions

37:25: How many are using Kotlin?

Picks:

Skillshop.me (Andrew)

Dylan and Dustin Bruzenak episode (Andrew)

Freelance Remote Conference (Charles)

Webinars (Charles)

The Sword of Shannara (Charles)

Reactive extensions (Andy)

Smile Train Charity (Daniel)

Cocoaheads (Andy)

iOS 10 Messages apps and stickers (Andy)

Links:

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Andy on Twitter

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