In February we have two interesting talks from our Android community.
Nishant Srivastava from Soundbrenner will give his talk "Things I wish I knew when I started building Android Libraries/SDK -Vol.2".
"In this session we will dive deeper into best practices and ways of architecting android libraries. You will get to learn about the common pitfalls and how to overcome them by using the right approach such as leveraging architecture components and making your android libraries lifecycle aware. We will also be covering how one can leverage the Kotlin language when developing android libraries as well as information around API design and exploring the path to becoming a better Android Library Developer.
By the end of this session, you will be all set to build android libraries that scale and have API which contributes to developer happiness."
Our second talk is "The Art of Code Reviews" by Fred Porciúncula
"Code reviews are a fundamental part of our job as software developers. Every piece of code we write is (hopefully) carefully reviewed by our teammates before becoming part of our systems. It's an important part of the development process, and it requires significant time and effort.
While a great review experience will promote interesting discussions, ensure consistency in the codebase, and potentially catch bugs and implementation oversights, a poor review might lead to nasty bugs and unhappy developers. Still, sometimes it's hard to find the motivation to thoroughly review a pull request, and eventually it just doesn't seem to be worth it given the time you'll need to spend and how hard it usually is to properly review those huge PRs that pop up every now and then.
In this talk you'll learn strategies and guidelines that will help improve the efficiency of your team's code reviews. We'll talk about work in progress PRs, commit by commit reviews, emoji driven comments and more. You'll listen to great (and scary) tales of code reviews experiences, and lots of tips and tricks when it comes to preparing the perfect pull request for your peers."
This month we are hosted by Careem in their office in Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 34 near the Alexanderplatz.