The goobar podcast is a software development podcast dedicated to building great software and helping others do the same. Here, we'll explore the world of software development from writing code, working on a team, and investing in your career. The goal is to help you feel prepared and supported as you navigate the industry, write code, build awesome products, and create your ideal career. We aim to foster a sense of connection, inspiration, and continued learning, so we can all continue to dream, learn, and create!
Why Share Your Work?
Why share your work? Why take that risk and put yourself out there?
Well, it's because there are a lot of very positive things that come out of the process of sharing. From improved skills, to unexpected opportunities, to more effective conversations and documents at work - sharing can help us in many ways.
Listen to this week's podcast episode to learn more about why you should think about sharing your work.
01:59 Improve Our Communication Skills
02:55 Learn to tell stories with your work
03:47 Better understand the needs of project stakeholders
05:00 Leads to interesting conversations
05:40 What if I'm wrong?
07:15 Unexpected opportunities
09:33 Helping Others
Jetpack Compose Tips From a Production Android App
This week's podcast episode explores Jetpack Compose tips that have been helping my team while using Compose in an existing production Android app.
02:12 Leverage self-documenting apis
04:07 Embrace slot-based api design
07:46 Expose composable parameters with sensible defaults
11:18 Customize your Composable previews
13:15 Modularize for faster @Preview refresh
16:02 Build a sandbox app for rapid prototyping
18:25 Pull from the MaterialTheme
19:30 Theming is contextual
21:35 Extend MaterialTheme when needed - but not for everything
24:20 Use a debug color palette
Theming in Compose
What Does Jetpack Compose 1.0 Mean For You?
In this episode, we're chatting about the exciting 1.0 release of Android's Jetpack Compose UI toolkit! We'll explore what this release means for you and your projects, and I'll share my thoughts after working with Compose in production for the past couple of months.
Jetpack Compose Roadmap
Compose Multiplatform Goes Alpha
Compose Material Catalog App
Jetpack Compose Learning Pathway & Codelabs
Accompanist Libraries for Jetpack Compose
Essential Skills for Android Developers
What are the essential skills for Android developers looking to get into the industry in 2021?
In this week's episode of the goobar podcast, we're exploring this listener question to help Android developers understand which skills and concepts are most important for getting that first job, and for growing in their career.
00:59 Today's Listener Question
01:45 What are the essential skills for Android developers today?
06:50 Non-Android Essential Skills
10:30 Essential Android Skills
21:45 Non-Essential Android Skills
How To Digest Google I/O (And Other Developer Events)
How to digest Google I/O and other developer events so you can stay up to date with the latest developer news?
New goobar website - https://goobar.dev
Paid Coaching - https://goobar.dev/coaching
Google I/O Content - https://events.google.com/io/program/content
Kotlin vs Java for Android Development
Kotlin vs Java? Java vs Kotlin? Which language should you learn; Java or Kotlin?
Which language should you choose for Android development in 2021?
This week's episode is an FAQ-episode covering a handful of the most commonly asked questions about Java and Kotlin for Android development. These are questions I regularly see and am asked - and I want to give some quick, opinionated answers to to help inform your thinking and decisions on the topic.
📝Check out the FAQ on goobar.dev
00:52 What language to use for Android development?
01:40 Which is better for Android development; Java or Kotlin?
02:08 Does Google recommend Kotlin for Android development?
02:52 When did Google start supporting Kotlin for Android?
03:20 When did Android become Kotlin-first?
03:58 Is Java still used for Android development?
04:25 Will Android stop supporting Java?
04:53 Is Kotlin replacing Java?
05:52 Is Kotlin enough for Android development?
06:10 Should I learn Java or Kotlin for Android?
07:05 Can I learn Kotlin without knowing Java?
07:39 Is Kotlin easier than Java?
08:23 Is Kotlin faster than Java?