172 iPS Kotlin vs Swift with Andrew Rahn

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    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)

    Cocoaheads (Andy)

    Smile Train Charity (Daniel)

    iOS 10 Messages apps and stickers (Andy)

    Links:

    Hire.com

    Andy on Twitter