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“Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it"

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Happy Monday! I had a really busy week last week but was able to relax and recharge over the weekend. I hope you had a good weekend too!
There is a new #AndroidDev community on Twitter Spaces! Check below for info on how to join!
We have some incredible Twitter Spaces coming up as well so read on and stay tuned for what’s coming soon!

👾 Fun Stuff
Twitter Communities are a new feature that just came to Android last week! Come join the Android Developer community by replying to the below tweet! Just ask for an invite and make sure your DMs are open!
Dan Kim has stared an Android Developer Community on Twitter!
Dan Kim has stared an Android Developer Community on Twitter!
A classic expectation vs reality with Android Dev
A classic expectation vs reality with Android Dev
📚 TL;DRs
List of Compose modifiers
Baseline Profiles
🎙 Upcoming Talks
Click to set a reminder on Twitter!
Click to set a reminder on Twitter!
🛠 For Your Toolkit
Compose Helper - IntelliJ IDEs Plugin
👩‍💻 Android Practice Question
Did you know you can override the Application class of an Android app?
What can you achieve by doing this?
Reply to this email or the Tweet of this issue with your answer!
⭐️ Answer to Last Week's Question
Last week I asked you about Android Intents.
An Intent is a way to define and describe an operation to be performed. They have broad uses like starting activities, sending SMS/emails, opening web pages, and more.
There are two types of intents in Android:
Explicit Intents
  • Theses intents require setting the component or class that will handle the intent. These are typically used for internal activities.
Implicit Intents
  • These intents do not have a specified component and must include enough information for the system to determine the component that should handle the intent.
💭 Quote of the Week
“Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.” Marcus Aurelius
Imposter syndrome is a common point of discussion and thought among developers at all stages of careers. I’ve personally dealt with it before and have thankfully been able to overcome it. The way I was able to do so is by realizing that I am able to put forth the effort and energy to learn new things. Then applying these new learnings to the task causing those negative emotions.
Today’s quote mirrors this way of thinking. You have faced tough challenges before and in some way survived them. Applying those same techniques can help you face your current challenges. Just as the future is unknown, you must trust that you have the ability to meet it.
👋 See you next week!
Join the discussion on Twitter where I’ll be posting more about Kotlin and Android.
Remember to stay hydrated and have a great week!
Thanks for reading!
- Matt ✌️
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