Building a career in Android Development

As an Android developer I learned that when I develop an app it is not about me, it is about the users who will interact with the app I build. The quality of the code and also the involvement to deliver high-quality features are reflected in the experience of our users.


As a team leader, I understood better than launching an app is a team effort and our way to collaborate, our shared vision will have an important impact on the success of a product.


In this talk, I’m going to cover some of the lessons I learned along the way and I will present a road-map that in my opinion should be crossed by each Android developer. We will talk about Kotlin, how to write Clean Code in Kotlin, guidelines in building the app architecture, and how to create an achievable learning plan.

Smile, it’s CameraX! [intro]

As humans, we have emotions and feelings and one of the best ways to capture our emotions is to take pictures. 

Some of our greatest experiences are actually captured in pictures. For sure each one of us have pictures from birthday parties, holidays, travels, conferences. We also like capturing feelings like happiness or reactions when bad surprises happen. And, in the latest years, we discovered that we love taking selfies.

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Collections in Kotlin

It’s time to continue our learning path in Kotlin. The subject covered in this new post is represented by Collections and data operations applied to them.

Collections are actually a set of classes and interfaces that provides high quality implementations of useful data structures and algorithms that help developers to reduce the programming effort and time.

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About 2019

This year was about new opportunities, new job, new team, GDE life, Agile Squads, Android, WorkManager, Kotlin, mentoring, courses and speaking at conferences and events like: Android Makers Paris, Workshop at Politehnica University Bucharest, Android Course at Google Atelierul Digital, DevTalks Bucharest, Droidcon Cluj-Napoca, Codecamp Bucharest, Workshop at SISC ASE, DevFest Bucharest, DevFest Craiova, Kotlin Everywhere Cluj-Napoca. ✨ ✨ ✨

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Kotlin Basics

In my previous article we discovered details about how Kotlin was designed, what is the philosophy behind this new programming language and how its popularity has grown over the past years.

In this article we’re going to continue with some basic concepts from Kotlin Wonderland like the available types, control flow instructions, equality checks and null safety.

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Workout your tasks with WorkManager — Advanced Topics

“WorkManager is a library for managing deferrable and guaranteed background work.”

In my previous two posts about WorkManage I covered topics like:
  • Android memory model
  • Android battery optimizations
  • Current background processing solutions
  • Where is WorkManager placed in the background work schema
  • WorkManager components: Worker, WorkRequest and WorkManager
  • Constraints
  • Input/Output Data

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Workout your tasks with WorkManager - Main Components

“WorkManager is a library for managing deferrable and guaranteed background work.”

In my previous post I covered details about the Android memory model, battery optimization features, current background processing solutions and what are the main advantages of WorkManager and where it should be used.