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Month: July 2018

Kotlin¹, Kotlin² and Kotlin³

Obviously, my current hype topic at conferences, meetups and whenever I meet other developers is Kotlin. Don’t worry, I do something else now and then. 🙂

Let’s start with Kotlin¹. Initiated by GDG Karlsruhe I gave a talk at the Karlsruher Entwicklertag 2018 with the title “Kotlin for Android-Developers”. As the title already says, it was all about Kotlin and how to use it in Android. For this talk I’ve created a new live demo and it was really worth the effort. Thanks to the dedicated audience and their questions, it was a mixture of a few slides, an extensive live demo and a vivid discussion. All in all, a great conference with exciting talks and interesting discussions during the breaks. Thanks to everyone who made this conference possible.

Just a few days later I spoke about Kotlin² again. It was really fun in the square. The topic was Spring Boot 2 and Kotlin, something I’m not that familiar with. Fortunately, I was only the insignificant sidekick for my dear co-worker and backend expert Hendrik. So I contributed some knowledge as Kotlin “expert” (think of even more quotes here) while Hendrik did most of the work at our live demo. The topic was interesting and I took the opportunity to take another look at Spring Boot 2. And above all, we had a lot of fun in the live demo and afterwards.

Last but not least I just couldn’t stop talking about Kotlin³. Therefore, it was really handy that I participated in the current episode of the “What’s happening?” podcast from inovex. In this podcast we talked (in German) about language features, interoperability with Java, some practical advice and how to use Kotlin in your Android app. Thanks to the two hosts Lukas and Christian for their work and this interesting opportunity. Another big thanks to the other guest Chris, who raised many important points in the podcast. It’s always a pleasure to work together or talk about stuff with these guys.