kotlin

Beyond Marble: Previewing 3D-Printed Sculpture in Augmented Reality

In Beyond Marble, we will walk through the process of creating an Android app that can preview 3D-printed sculpture in augmented reality (AR) against a real-time background, and perhaps discover something along the way about what rests at the intersection of art and technology.

Introduction to Android Activities with Kotlin

I recently got the opportunity to do another update on one of Ray Wenderlich’s Android tutorials. This tutorial covers one of the most important concepts within Android apps. It is an introduction to Android activities, using Kotlin! You’ll create a to-do list app named Forget Me Not and along the way learn: * The process … Read More

TechCast #107 – Meet a Charioteer: Brandt Gigle

This is the Chariot Solutions TechCast #107, with our new sub-series, Meet a Charioteer. In this series, we round up some of our consultants to talk passion projects, opinions, interesting challenges, and anything and everything in between – tech related, or not. 

Today our host Ken Rimple talks to Brandt Gigle. Brandt is fairly new … Read More

Android Intents with Kotlin

This past fall, I became part of the Ray Wenderlich tutorial team for Android. As part of that team, we are updating the existing Android tutorials using Kotlin along with the latest Android tool set. My first assignment was to update the Intents tutorial. What is an Intent you ask? Well, Intents and Intent Filters … Read More

Not sure about Kotlin on Android?

I’ve been developing in Java for over 17 years on both client and server side. I don’t get involved with the JVM-based “language wars”, quietly frankly it’s because I’m not overly passionate about programming languages. That’s not to say that I don’t have preferences or enjoy languages it’s just that I choose not to put … Read More

Philly ETE 2015 #20 – Svetlana Isakova – Kotlin on Android

In this session we are going to talk a bit why JetBrains sees the potential in Kotlin comparing to other JVM languages. Then we’ll see how certain language constructs can be used to make Android more enjoyable. Also we’ll look at a DSL for type-safe dynamic layouts and a simple extension plugin that helps to avoid writing ‘findViewById()’ all the time.

Philly ETE 2015 – Svetlana Isakova – Kotlin on Android

In this session we are going to talk a bit why JetBrains sees the potential in Kotlin comparing to other JVM languages. Then we’ll see how certain language constructs can be used to make Android more enjoyable. Also we’ll look at a DSL for type-safe dynamic layouts and a simple extension plugin that helps to avoid writing ‘findViewById()’ all the time.