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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Android Developer Challenge – 10 Winning Apps

Last year, Google invited developers to submit their ideas for the Android Developer Challenge, focused on “Helpful Innovation, powered by on-device machine learning.” They picked 10 winners, and have been working with them since then to help bring their apps to life. #AndroidDevChallenge

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[mDevCamp] Smile, it’s CameraX!

I recently presented this talk at mDevCamp – Online edition. More than that I was part of a Virtual 3D world. Great event, awesome organizers and really interesting questions from the audience.

This talk contains the answers for the next questions:

  1. What are the main challenges of working with Camera APIs on Android?
  2. What are the main advantages of using CameraX API?
  3. How to integrate CameraX in our Android apps?
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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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