ISSUE #261

1st of August 2021

Hi Kotliners. Jetpack Compose 1.0.0 is out there, and we have already seen a boom in content just after a few days. Expect more Compose in the near future - and if you work with Android, it might not be a bad idea to start checking it out seriously.


Jetpack Compose is now 1.0: announcing Android’s modern toolkit for building native UI
Jetpack Compose has been finally announced. In this article you will be able to see everything included in the latest version.

Improved IDE Performance, Better Debugging Experience, and More for Kotlin in Latest IntelliJ IDEA
The latest IntelliJ is coming with a lot of support for Kotlin, if you haven't checked it yet you should do it soon.


Kotlin in Education
Ksenia Shneyveys shares in this post the current state of Kotlin in education, the benefits of including it in academic curricula, and the resources and initiatives we have for educators.

Consider factory functions instead of constructors
In this new article from the Effective Kotlin book, why you should consider Factory functions instead of constructors.

How does suspension work in Kotlin coroutines?
Suspending functions are the hallmark of Kotlin coroutines. This article describes how suspending works.

Spring Boot Permissions/Routing/Packaging Fun with React.js and Okta
Ken Yee describes the problems he encountered recently when setting up a Spring Boot microservice API protected with Okta authentication and used by a React.js web app.


TLDR Newsletter - Byte sized news for busy techies
TLDR is a free daily newsletter for developers with links and TLDRs of the most interesting stories in tech 📱, science 🚀, and coding 💻!


Browsing Jetpack Compose samples
Now that Jetpack Compose has been released, it will be a fantastic time to check out their samples. Anton Shilov does it for you.

Recycler View Internals - I: Birth Of ViewHolder
Is it possible to implement a Recycler View from Scratch? Chetan Gupta claims it is, and he started a series of articles on the topic.

In-depth look at gRPC for Android
Victor Brandalise wrote an article with a detailed analysis of gRPC for Android.

Cleaning up the Navigation (Jetpack Compose)
Shreyansh Lodha provides some tips on how to clean up the navigation using Jetpack Compose.

Providing AssistedInject supported ViewModel for Composable using Hilt
In this article, we’ll be seeing how you can obtain the instance of ViewModel for usage in Composable screen which is supported by AssistedInject.


FastHub with Kosh Sergani
Nico Corti speaks in this new chapter with Kosh Sergani, author and maintainer of FastHub.


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