At the end of last February, the Android developers youtube channel launched a new series called Pivotal where Reto Meier screencasts a way how to build a simple location-based app.

There is only one video out as for now, but the content looks promising in several ways. Not only because as Reto says “There’s a thousand ways in which this implementation is wrong, and the end of the video explains some of why everything should be done differently” but also, and mainly, because it shows that everyone makes mistakes. And by mistakes I mean silly mistakes.

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This seems off my previous topic but I have lots of interests and this is one of many.

Microbit appear in a big world of micro computers with the simplest and most honorable propose, logic. Want to make inputs generate outputs (with a 5×5 lights screen and two buttons) and nothing more, simple but over is glued four ways to program it, one of them is my cup of tea (javascript), python and two others created by microsoft that are not so appealing as true coding.

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The Bug Effect

All of us have had, on an occasion or another, a co-worker (or even ourselves) changing a piece of code and reintroducing a bug in the project.
The bug then gets to the production environment and it’s reported.

Team reaction: “Damn! I’ve already corrected that”. “Oh, I just missed an if statement”.
Client reaction: “This shit does not work”. “It gets worse with each update”.

Two months ago during one of my normal days at the office I was told that there was a private school looking for android developers that were available to teach. That school needed someone for 3 times a week (for a 66 hour course) and my boss asked me if I wanted to take the opportunity. The course consisted in a 24h Java introduction, 24h for Android and 18h for a project.

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