ISSUE #306

12th of June 2022

Hi friends. This week we had a bunch of announcements and interest stories, it was hard for us to make a selection. Enjoy our selection of articles for this week.


Kotlin 1.7.0 Released
Kotlin 1.7.0 has been finally released! It unveils the Alpha version of the new Kotlin/JVM K2 compiler, stabilizes language features, and more. Read the full announcement in this post.

The State of Kotlin Multiplatform Survey Q3-Q4 2021
The result of the latest Kotlin Multiplatform survey has been published by JetBrains. Check out this link for the final results.

KotlinDL 0.4 Is Out With Pose Detection API, EfficientDet for Object Detection, and EfficientNet for Image Recognition
KotlinDL, the Deep Learning response from JetBrains, has just released version 0.4. In this link, you will be able to see the release notes and more relevant information.

What to Expect From the Kotlin Team in 2022–23: Key Projects and Productivity Features
In this post, JetBrains summarizes some of the key projects and activities that the Kotlin Team will be working on for the foreseeable future.


Cross-process Lambdas
Eugene Petrenko has published a new article, this time showcasing how to pass lambdas between JVM processes in Java and Kotlin.

Moving from mobile to backend development with Ktor
This article is the final instance of the series of posts dedicated to Ktor where Marco Gomiero covers all the topics that he struggled with during development and that were not easy to achieve out of the box.

Moving forward with the Kodein Open Source Initiative
The Kodein Koders founders are sunsetting the Kodein-Framework, and each library will be given its very own independent identity. Read in this article the full announcement.


Stream is the #1 Chat API for custom messaging apps!
Unlock enterprise-grade features, functions, and UI components completely free for your startup or side project with the Maker Account from Stream.


Implementing a fully-custom Design Language System with Jetpack Compose — Part 2/2: Components
Second article on the series by Ehsan Mehranvari on how to implement a Design System using Compose.


How to avoid 5 common Kotlin Coroutine mistakes
In this video, Lukas Lechner shows you 5 of the most common mistakes when using Kotlin Coroutines, so that you don’t make them in your applications.

Authoring GitHub workflows in Kotlin
Piotr Krzemiński spoke at a recent KTUG group about how to author GitHub workflows using Kotlin. You can access here the session.


ktlint-Gradle with Jonathan Leitschuh and Yahor Berdnikau
Nico Corti invites in this episode to Jonathan Leitschuh and Yahor Berdnikau, maintainers of ktlint-gradle.


GitHubUserFinderKMM is a Kotlin Multiplatform Mobile sample project with Jetpack Compose and SwiftUI.

KFactory is a library to build simple factory patterns using KSP (Kotlin Symbol Processing).


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