Last post of the year.
This year has been an interesting for me. I moved to Bangalore. I attended a lot of meetups. I made acquaintance with several developers. I attended Google Developer Days. I lost my wallet. I reconnected. I bought a bike. I attended to my needs. I joined a gym and realized that I might like bodybuilding.
This year I thought a lot about what and who I am and want to be. There has been a constant struggle to act on gender stereotypes.
I am ending my day with an act of kindness. Someone made a mistake and I let it go and paid for his mistake. I am not going to ruin someone’s new year for a few hundred rupees. I don’t know if this is good thing or bad. I am not sure how that other person is going to take my random act of kindness.
What’s in for 2018? I am going to change my focus from money to my career and health. I think I have neglected both of them in 2017. I don’t plan on to do from now on. It will be difficult but I will try my best to change things.
I have gained significant amount of weight in last couple of years. I need to regain my health in 2018. I want to lose a pound per week and reach my weight goal by the end of October 2018.
Career-wise I want to reach new heights. I want to become a top developer. I am a bit confused as to how to achieve that. I don’t feel like taking any classes anymore. I think they have outlived their utility for me. At the same time they might serve an important purpose.
Architecture Components provide a simple, flexible and practical approach that frees developers from some common problems so they can focus on building great experiences.
Android Developers Blog in Announcing Architecture Components 1.0 Stable.
In my dreams, that I watch awake with open eyes, I see myself riding a motorcycle in a thick dense forest. I wanted a bike which looked great, has a brand name, and would do well in long distance riding. I didn’t want a commuter bike. I am a first time rider. It makes sense for me to invest an amount which I can’t be sour about if I didn’t enjoy riding. I narrowed down to KTM Duke and Royal Enfield Stealth Black.
KTM Duke with its striking orange looked a bit childish. It’s a powerful bike with very little weight.
Royal Enfield Stealth Black is reasonably priced, a lot of people ride it for long distance, has a good look and a brand behind it. I finally booked one for myself.
A large horde of people visit a small temple near my native town Datia. It’s called Ratangarh Mata.
These people walk, ride on motorcycles, travel in tractors and trucks like cattle.
Along the way you would find other religious minded people serving them with water and food.
What was unfortunate in this whole charade was them ruining the environment by throwing away the plastic trash.
On my end, it’s about 3 months since it has been used for development. As part of learning, I’m sharing a summary (non exhaustive) of items detected during code reviews .
Elye writes in 3 months of Kotlin, code review summary.
This was because of so many reasons, and one of the reasons was the not so clear understanding about the difference between expressions and statements and I am specifically talking about understanding the way this concepts present themeself in Java and Kotlin.
Dario Mungoi in Writing Kotlin the Kotlin(Non Java) Way.
Moving HALs into their own processes better adheres to the principle of least privilege.
Jeff Vander Stoep writes in Shut the HAL Up.
The ViewModel class is designed to hold and manage UI-related data in a life-cycle conscious way. This allows data to survive configuration changes such as screen rotations.
Lyla Fujiwara in ViewModels : A Simple Example.