29 November 2019

The Hacker’s Tribute Vol. 33: Kotlin, App Development, and Angular 9


Greetings, app developers!

The Hacker’s Tribute Vol. 33 is all about apps! What makes a good developer, what are the issues that prevent apps from success, and what Kotlin skills you need to learn? These are not the only questions one has to ask themselves, but hey, it’s at least a good place to start.

Make yourself a nice cup of coffee and dig into the latest news and the articles worthy of your time.



Dan’ the Man’ Kowalski

Editor-in-Chief, the Hacker’s Tribute

What makes a good developer?

Catching up with the latest industry news is one of the ways of making informed decisions, so glad you’re here! Other things that make a good developer include being focused on goals and results, attention to details, and open, respectful communication. Is that it? For more, check the article in the link below:

Angular 9 Improved Performance

Every six months, Angular releases a new major update. With Android 9, we’re about to see new features including the improved performance with JavaScript bundles, a new Ivy compiler, selector-less bindings and internationalization support. One can say that Angular 8 is all-in for performance improvements, which is definitely a good thing.

6 issues preventing apps from success

Every app developer wants to create a successful app. I get that, as it is your time, commitment, maybe a business idea. You want it to flourish and be used and loved by users, millions of them. There are, unfortunately, some issues preventing apps from success. Asking yourself these six questions from the link below will help out.

Learn advanced Kotlin skills

To help app developers with learning advanced Kotlin skills, Google and Udacity released an online course. To start this Advanced Android in Kotlin course, you need to know the basics of building apps in Kotlin. Learn how to add notifications, graphics and animations, and – finally – properly test your app!

Knowledge is free and shared. We’re always on the lookout for new insights into the world of App Development. Get in touch with us, and we’ll give you a heads up on your next big idea.

We’ll be in touch with more news, as it happens!


Hackers of the world dream to be him. And that’s an understatement. With methods decades ahead of cyberspace, he’s proceeded only by his own reputation. ‘The Man’ infamous for single-handedly causing the ’08 global financial meltdown, he dropped off-grid searching for purpose. He twice-dominated each of the Himalayan peaks, negotiated the rift valleys of Africa, and swam the Amazonian Basin end-to-end. It was in Siberia where we caught up to him – convincing him to work for the ‘good guys’. The veteran’s veteran of coding, now confidently within our ranks, is finally a force for good. Just don’t test him.