ISSUE #213

30th of August 2020

Hello Kotliners. We hope you had time to play with Kotlin 1.4, we have already done it in a few on our projects and it always feels great to update your daily language. We hope you are having a good weekend, and we hope the following links contribute to your learning process. Enjoy them.


Introducing Kotlin for Apache Spark Preview
JetBrains has released the first preview of the Kotlin API for Apache Spark. This project adds a missing layer of compatibility between Kotlin and Apache Spark.


Why exception handling with Kotlin Coroutines is so hard and how to successfully master it
Exception handling in Coroutines is one of those things that never let us satisfied. Learn in this article by Lukas Lechner how you can approach it.

gRPC with Kotlin Coroutines
New article by Mohit Sarveiya exploring how to use gRPC with Kotlin coroutines on both the server and client using the gRPC-Kotlin library.

Functional Programming With Kotlin and Arrow
Learn how to use algebraic operations to better understand functional programming concepts like class constructs, typeclasses and lists in Kotlin & Arrow.


JetPack Compose — State Management
Ali Azaz Alam has written an article about managing state in JetPack compose

Build and run Jetpack Compose for Desktop
We all know Compose from being a Kotlin GUI Toolkit for Android, but it is not limited to the green Droid. In fact, it can be used for other environments. Check in this article how to run Compose in a Mac Desktop.


Plotly.kt wrapper library for kotlin-multiplatform
Release video for new version of plotly.kt, a Kotlin wrapper for the popular plot library Plotly.


Sitting down with the Kotlin Advocates
Hadi Hariri speaks with other members of the JB Kotlin advocacy team about Kotlin 1.4, life as a developer advocate and more.


Kotlin Multiplatform bindings to Skia
Kotlin Skia bindings version 0.1.5 got recently released, with support for macOS, Linux and Windows.

Hexagon Toolkit 1.3 released
Hexagon Toolkit, Toolkit to support the development of microservices, has released the 1.3 version this week, focusing on internal changes.

Atrium is an open-source multiplatform assertion library for Kotlin with support for JVM, JS and Android.


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