What do 17 Google Developers Experts for Android think about Kotlin?

Google has already expressed several times that they don’t have anything against Kotlin, and that they’re not preventing us from using it while the compiler still generates valid bytecode.

But many people is still waiting for an official support, something that could never happen.

While we wait until that moment though, I thought it would be nice to know what the Google Developers Experts for Android think about it.

If you hadn’t heard about it, Google Developers Experts (GDEs) is a program that recognizes outstanding developers the effort to be a reference on the field they are involved in.

I contacted some of these Android Experts (the list is huge!), and I got answers from 17 of them. Thanks a lot for being so nice and taking your time to answer!

I’ve just asked them to tell us a bit about them, and what they think about Kotlin. The answers are obviously unmodified, so you will find voices for and against (or not so for) the language.

I really hope this helps you form an idea of how Kotlin is being a game changer, and that, at least, is a language to take into account if you are an Android developer.

Without further delay, here it is the opinion of our GDEs in no particular order:…

https://antonioleiva.com/google-kotlin/

Build and Deploy a Serverless REST API in Minutes Using Chalice

Chalice is a serverless microframework that makes it simple for you to use AWS Lambda and Amazon API Gateway to build serverless apps. We’ve improved Chalice based on community feedback from GitHub, and we’re eager for you to take our latest version for a spin. Hopefully, you’ll find Chalice a fast and effective way to build serverless apps.

To help you get started with Chalice, here’s a quick five-step review:

   Step 1: Install Chalice
   Step 2: Configure credentials
   Step 3: Create a project
   Step 4: Deploy your API
   Step 5: You’re done launching a simple API. Consider adding something to your app!

Let’s dig in.

https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/developer/build-and-deploy-a-serverless-rest-api-in-minutes-using-chalice

Pandas and Python Real World Project (GPS data)

“To celebrate my sub-30 minute finish on the manitou springs incline, I figured I’d drop some python and pandas knowledge while analyzing the data using beautifulsoup, pandas, python dateutil, python googlemaps, python geopy and the standard library.

I try to look at things in a non-trivial way and reflective of actual problems you encounter analyzing real world data. The data file is here https://gist.github.com/jrjames83/4de9d124e5f43a61be9cb2a… come code along!”

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLImyDqSBQbdmicMPRW0Yo5QHbeOIwC765

Why everyone’s so excited about serverless computing

As part of the normal cycle of things, our most recent boom in enterprise technology development has slowed, which always leaves the industry breathless about whatever’s left that’s actually new. Witness, for example, the current mania over AI and machine learning.

I’ve had my fill of AI-washing, so the most interesting new area to me today is serverless computing, which hit the radar a couple of years ago when Amazon introduced AWS Lambda. The basic idea is that, finally, developers can build without worrying about physical or virtual servers or even containers. Instead, devs can simply assemble services from small building blocks of code called functions, and all that messy infrastructure stuff under the hood takes care of itself.

http://www.infoworld.com/article/3193393/cloud-computing/why-everyones-so-excited-about-serverless-computing.html