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ISSUE #256

27th of June 2021
 



Announcements


Kotlin 1.5.20 Released
Kotlin 1.5.20 has been finally released. Check out in this page everything included.
blog.jetbrains.com

Kotlin Multiplatform Mobile for AppCode
The KMP ecosystem is today expanded by introducing the Kotlin Multiplatform Mobile (KMM) plugin for AppCode.
blog.jetbrains.com



Articles


Kotlin Multiplatform Mobile— Solving network responses with teamwork
Guilhermo Delgado found out what works better to work on network responses with KMP: Teamwork
proandroiddev.com

Deploy a microservice in Kotlin with Ktor
First articles of the series on deploying microservices using ktor.
innovorder.dev

Lane detection using Kotlin and OpenCV
Sean Soper has written an article about how to use OpenCV with Kotlin to perform Lane detection.
seansoper.com

KSP: Fact or kapt?
David Rawson has written an article about the new Kotlin Symbol Processor from Google.
proandroiddev.com

Using Swift's new async/await when invoking Kotlin Multiplatform code
John O'Reilly wrote an article about how we should use the new async/await when working with KMP.
johnoreilly.dev

Setting up a working Kotlin Multiplatform Mobile development environment in Apple Silicon
Awesome post by Yashar on running Kotlin Multiplatform Mobile on an M1 Machine
yaxarat.medium.com

Sharp Edges in Kotlin Coroutines Testing Tools
CashApp has started to integrate Coroutines on their app, and they faced an interesting problem lately.
code.cash.app



Android


Useful Kotlin Extensions for Android
Kotlin has many amazing features but one that stands out is extensions. Read in this article some useful extensions for Android.
victorbrandalise.com

Android Basics in Kotlin
The unit 5 of Android Basics in Kotlin is available. Start building two new apps as you learn how to handle and update data using Android's Room library
developer.android.com
 


Jobs

Senior Android Engineer (d/f/m) at Mobimeo
Mobimeo is changing the way cities move. We are a technology company working on simplifying everyday mobility in urban centers. Our Android team develops digital mobility applications using Kotlin involving mapping, routing and live navigation topics.
mobimeo.jobs.personio.de
 



Conferences


Roboto brings the Android Community together (at home!) in September!
September 27-28, join speakers and attendees from around the world to talk, network, and learn. Two days packed with talks, birds of a feather get togethers, and much more! Watch Party tickets available for teams and groups that want to watch together.
chicagoroboto.com



Libraries


vgo
vgo is a tool for optimizing vector artwork files that helps ensure your vector artwork is represented compactly without compromising quality.
github.com

Announcing requireKTX
requireKTX is a collection of small utility functions to make it easier to deal with some otherwise nullable APIs on Android, using the same idea as requireContext, requireArguments, and other similar Android SDK methods.
zsmb.co

Compose Arcade
A sample Kotlin Multiplatform Compose Sudoku app for Android & Desktop.
github.com

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