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katz

02/13/2018, 8:51 AM
forced to write new app with java... 😭
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louiscad

02/13/2018, 8:54 AM
There's plenty of job opportunities for Android developers out there, or at home (remote work). Feel free to seek newer and better ones and leave when you find something good 😉
See also #hiring
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katz

02/13/2018, 8:59 AM
it is just crying of my soul - i make my own lib on kotlin with alots of good stuffs. Now i need to repeat best of em on java...
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louiscad

02/13/2018, 9:01 AM
Who uses "force" against you to make you make, in 2018, an app in Java when you could do it in Kotlin?
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edwardwongtl

02/13/2018, 9:06 AM
Well, there are still many "boss" just don't trust "new" language like Kotlin...
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louiscad

02/13/2018, 9:08 AM
Kotlin is like an Android support library. If you need it, you add the dependency, you do your stuff. No need for any "boss" approval. You only need some team synchronization if you're not the only one on the codebase that will use Kotlin
Kotlin is years old. Older than Swift
But it was already production ready almost two years ago, when 1.0 got released
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edwardwongtl

02/13/2018, 9:12 AM
Yes, I know Kotlin isn't actually new, so I put "new" there. And by the mean of "Boss", it is not just the matter of we working on the app, but they also consider in the later days when others come along to pick up the projects, which in "Boss" mind Java dev is way easier to find Kotlin dev, at least in my area.
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deviant

02/13/2018, 9:51 AM
java android app in 2018? you are true archaeologist sir 😄
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waqas

02/13/2018, 10:40 AM
Show "Boss" Google IO kotlin launch, and Android KTX video, where they tell "Kotlin is here to stay".

https://youtu.be/kmvS3sZF_y0?t=2m21s

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katz

02/13/2018, 11:19 AM
True xD, java is wired after kotlin... ; types interfaces...
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rkeazor

02/13/2018, 12:40 PM
Lol that sucks dude. What was your team reason why?
everybody is like "quite" lmfaooo. Dont quite dude, perhaps you can be a kotlin advocate at your job
But what was the reasoning?
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withoutclass

02/13/2018, 3:36 PM
The reasoning I’ve gotten in the past is that there are few developers at your organization that could take over your code if you leave, but many that know java
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But…kind of silly considering how easy it is to transition to kotlin
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edwardwongtl

02/13/2018, 3:37 PM
Same reasoning in my past company
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waqas

02/13/2018, 3:46 PM
same reason for our backend team
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