Side Effects of Code Review

There are more benefits than meet the eye
By Victoria Gonda

Code reviews are helpful for maintaining code quality and exchanging knowledge. They can also be a way to boost confidence and provide another meta way of educating.

Showing Off Some Projects at Collective Idea

What we've been working on lately
By Daniel Morrison

Our team does a lot of very cool work, but we’re often barred from talking about it. So recently we decided to focus on some projects we can talk about and wrote up some case studies. Here are three.

Lessons to Continue Learning When it Comes to Software Development

A quick walk through the biggest software development lessons I've learned as an intern
By Joanie Davis

When working in software development, you learn new things almost constantly. Sometimes you learn the same lessons more than once. Using the story of a recent pairing session, I outline the most important lessons I’ve learned this summer as an intern at Collective Idea.

Where you can find Collective Idea this fall

Catch us at a number of difference conferences this fall!
By Sasha Wolff

Collective Idea encourages all of it’s employees to take on professional development opportunities whenever possible. Here are a few conferences we’ll be at over the next couple of months and we hope to meet up with you!

Bang Bang: Drumming the nulls from your code

Handling null when converting from Java to Kotlin
By Victoria Gonda

When converting Java code to Kotlin code, there’s a good chance you’ll see a bunch of double bang operators. Rather than leaving these to error, you want to make these places null safe. Here we discuss some options to handle null in Kotlin.