This week's book giveaways are in the Scala and Android forums. We're giving away four copies each of Machine Learning Systems: Designs that scale and Xamarin in Action: Creating native cross-platform mobile apps and have the authors on-line! See this thread and this one for details.
The same people (Jet Brains) who made Kotlin have also created Anko which is marketed as "Pleasant Android application development".
With the official release of Android Studio 3 Kotlin is baked in, however it does not appear as though Anko is. You can read about Anko on it's GitHub site https://github.com/Kotlin/anko.
From what I gather Anko can help streamline your layouts, SQL, intents, dialogs, fragments and more. There appears to be many different tutorials regarding Anko.
I was wondering:
Have you started using Anko?
If you have started using Anko that is?
“The strongest of all warriors are these two — Time and Patience.” ― Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace
I can't beleive you just said that. Now I need to calm down with this tiny ad: