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

Droidcon SF 2019 | The (Not So) Hidden Cost of Sharing Code between iOS and Android | Eyal Guthmann
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Dec 19, 2019
Duration
32m
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The (Not So) Hidden Cost of Sharing Code between iOS and Android
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Dec 19, 2019
Duration
32m
Description

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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droidcon SF is where the industry's leading Android experts converge to support the Android platform and create a strong network for developers and companies.

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