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Sam Edwards

Android & Kotlin GDE

Capital One

Sam is a Lead Android Engineer at Capital One, Google Developer Expert for Android, co-organizer of Android Summit, and Instructor at Caster.IO. He has been working with Android since 2011 and has 15 years of professional experience with software development. Check out https://handstandsam.com where he shares tips and tricks about Android and software development.


Now that Kotlin is the preferred language of Android developers, what is the best library to work with SQLite databases using Kotlin? Room just released support for Kotlin Coroutines, and SqlDelight released support for Kotlin Multi-platform. Room has great documentation and hides a lot of implementation detail, while SqlDelight lets you write raw SQL statements with an Android Studio plugin and then generates type-safe code for you. In this session, you'll see a rundown of these two libraries, along with live coding demos to help you decide which library sounds right for you in this Kotlin world.