Friday, January 2, 2015

What I was up to 2012-2014

It's been a while since my last post -- I've been posting inside the Google internal ecosystem, but haven't posted much publicly.

What have I been up to in the past 3 years?

Work

Prototyped a Dart runtime for Android. Amusingly enough, this involved almost no Dart code. It was 90% Python coding (wrangling Gyp build system scripts) and 10% C++ coding (calling the Dart VM).

Extended the Audio players for Google Play Music's Web client. I learned ActionScript, the Closure dialect of JavaScript, and HTML5 Audio APIs (Web Audio and EME.)

Started working on the Google Play Music iOS client.  I learned Objective C, Swift, iOS and Sqlite.

Personal Projects

Prototyped a Go language runtime for Android. Unpublished, but luckily the Go team is picking up the slack.

Finished working on Terminal Emulator for Android. I'm keeping it on life support, but no new features.

Personal Life

Started exercising again after a 10 year hiatus. It's good to get back into shape.

Switched to a low cholesterol diet. Google's cafes make this pretty easy to do.

Watched my kids grow!