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Kevin Peck
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First week with Kotlin
Got my first nearly full week of Kotlin in place. I can't say full week as I started the new job on a Tuesday and there was training involved too. I have the iOS / Swift code to follow as well. I needed to grab the colors used by the client along with redoi...

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I am going to start a new job and my goal is to go Kotlin. I have been writing Android apps in Java for a number of years. Part of that time I also wrote iOS apps in ObjC. At the job I just left I only did Java Android programming. I learned a lot at the jo...

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Got a new developer laptop, here are my thoughts on it so far
I work from home and by the end of the day I am done sitting in my home office and am ready to spend some time around the family. I also work on some side projects and take some time to learn new things on my own outside of office hours. I want to pick up m...

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Google I/O makes owning and Android device depressing
I watched a number of the Google I/O 2016 videos on YouTube. Tons of new stuff coming our way which is great. I am happy that Google is innovating in a lot of areas. So why is it depressing? Because I have a Samsung Note 4 phone that is still back on 5.1.1....

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For those who missed the links from last night

IntelliJ IDE how to videos (applies to Android Studio as well)
https://www.jetbrains.com/idea/documentation/

Microsoft Android emulator - windows only - free
https://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/features/msft-android-emulator-vs.aspx


Genymotion emulator (cross platform) - free for indie devs
https://www.genymotion.com/

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So far Windows 10 has been a big thorn in my side
I started with my main PC - an i5 with 16g of RAM. Hand built box with a newer nVidia graphics card. I upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10. Had to find one off drivers from my sound card but got that working. Then I made the mistake of using the MS websit...

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Headhunters, can't live without them, can't get them to stop asking inane questions
I get contacted by head hunters / recruiters / talent hunters at least once a week. A lot of it is blanket emails from LinkedIn but some from local folks I have worked with in the past. I am not looking for a job so this is all cold calls hoping like heck y...

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Hey, I want to be an Android programmer. Tell me what to do.
How many times have you seen a post on various forums about someone wanting to be an Android programmer? Is there a simple answer? Of course not, programming is not easy and there are piles of things you end up doing during any given day. Wait a minute ther...
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