In the third article of the Anko library series we are going to improve the design of our demo application so it looks a bit better. We will also get to know other extension functions of Anko, e.g. how to set the app layout to portrait or landscape mode.
We will show you a few tricks on how to make toasts and dialogs easier. We will also launch activities and get to other useful tips which can be found in the Anko library. This article builds on the first part where we have laid the foundation on which we will now build our demo application.
The smell of grilled meat rises above the rails. More than 50 enthusiasts in the Ruby programming language meet at Zizkov Freight Station to learn something new. And to enjoy good food, of course.
22 eMans, 11 boats, 5 cars, 3 motorcycles, 2 camping sites and 1 barking happiness manager. This is not the beginning of a joke, but our canoeing trip on the Ohře river. Even though the thunderstorm tried to scare us off the first evening, we did not give up and enjoyed a great weekend!
In this and future posts, I will be giving you a quick introduction to the Kotlin Anko DSL library. Anko is a library that Kotlin uses and provides a lot of extension functions to make our Android development easier. You will learn how you can define the UI in the code (by using Kotlin DSL) instead of writing it in XML. The Anko library is not only about UI definition, but it contains a lot of extension functions which can make your life easier during Android development.
It is easy to fall in love with Kotlin. I would like to tell you about 10 Kotlin features I consider to be the best ones. I will also describe each of them in detail and explain why they made it to the top 10.
The tension in the room becomes unbearable. Adrenaline is pumping through their veins. The audience watches breathlessly as the finale of the championship match reaches its peak. The little plastic football player hits the ball with deadly precision. “Goaaal!”
The biggest news on this year's Google I/O 17 was that Kotlin has become the official language on Android. Google finally heard the voice of the community which has been calling for the support of Kotlin for several years already.
The new offices are already occupied and filled with activity. Being together is certainly not something we avoid, no matter where we spend time. Take a peek us, at least virtually. Or stop over in person :)
eMan has been an official partner of the Faculty of Information Technology at CTU since February. We hope that this will deepen our existing cooperation with this important Czech educational institution, bringing us even closer to its students.