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The (Not So) Hidden Cost of Sharing Code between iOS and Android

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Droidcon SF 2019 | The (Not So) Hidden Cost of Sharing Code between iOS and Android | Eyal Guthmann

What you'll learn

Until very recently, Dropbox had a technical strategy on mobile of sharing code between iOS and Android via C++. The idea behind this strategy was simple: Write the code once in C++ instead of twice in Java and Objective C. Dropbox has now backed off from this strategy in favor of using each platforms' native languages. This decision was due to the (not so) hidden cost associated with code sharing. Join Eyal Guthmann on a journey of how Dropbox set about to share code via C++. You'll learn what went well, what went wrong, the main lessons learned, and what this means for how Dropbox writes code going forward.

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The (Not So) Hidden Cost of Sharing Code between iOS and Android
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About the author

Droidcon is the largest global network of developer conferences which bring together the industry's foremost experts dedicated to advancing the Android platform. Droidcon engages a global network of over 25,000 developers attending our events in 22 cities. Our first droidcon conference was held in 2009 in Berlin and since then it has spread its influence across the globe and has established itself as the world's foremost community-driven conference format. Droidcon is the place to meet the inter... more

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