ISSUE #249

9th of May 2021

Kotlin 1.5.0 is finally here! Expect a lot of content coming during the upcoming weeks. By now we can start focusing on the new features. Enjoy the selection of links, Kotliners.


Kotlin 1.5.0 – the First Big Release of 2021
Kotlin 1.5 is finally out and official, according to the official roadmap. Check out this link to see all the new features included.

Technology Preview: Jetpack Compose for Web
Jetpack Compose advances to the browser. The first technology preview of Jetpack Compose for Web, powered by KMP.

kotlinx.serialization 1.2 Released
And one more release announcement from JetBrains this week. kotlinx.serialization 1.2 is out, faster, and more stable.


How to persist Ktor logs
Marco Gomiero keeps working with ktor and writing about it. In this new article, he describes how he persists ktor logs.

Using Realm persistence library in a Kotlin Multiplatform project
John O'Reilly wrote about how we can integrate Realm in a KMP project.


Things to know about Flow’s shareIn and stateIn operators
This post by Manuel Vivo describes the usage of The shareIn and stateIn operators, and how they convert cold flows into hot flows


Is Kotlin Multiplatform Mobile Ready for Production?
Mitch Tabian has released a video explaining whether he thinks KMP is ready for production or not.

Getting ready for Declarative UIs with Unidirectional Data Flow using Kotlin Coroutines
Video of the session on Declarative UIs with Unidirectional Data Flow with Raul Hernandez Lopez at the Virtual Kotlin User Group.

The Benefits of StateFlow and SharedFlow over LiveData
Andrey Liashuk speaks at GDG Johannesburg about the benefits of using StateFlow and SharedFlow over LiveData.

GDG Tech Sessions - Building Kotlin Multiplatform Apps
This new chapter of the GDG Tech Sessions with Mohit Sarveiya explores how to build KMP applications.

New Standard Library Features in Kotlin 1.5.0
In this video, Sebastian Aigner explores the highlights of the new features in the stdlib Kotlin that will help to make you more productive.


Join a friendly and supportive Android team
We’re looking for Android developers to help us create great experiences for our users. Come and learn new things with our collaborative and inclusive team. We use 100% Kotlin and love open source. You need to be able to work in Virginia, USA without immigration sponsorship. Get in touch to find out more!.

 Lead Android Developer @ Stream
Stream is hiring a Lead Android Developer to build and mentor a new team around our Jetpack Compose efforts. Join one of the growing startups in Colorado and Amsterdam and help us build the world’s most complete SDKs for chat and messaging applications. Apply now!

Forza Football is looking for the Senior Android Engineer
Join us to make the world of football a better place and available for everyone! Together we’ll build the number one football platform on Android. Get challenged by modern tools and frameworks while contributing with your technical expertise and coordinating to shape the team’s vision for the future. Discover more details in our role description!


Episode 63 – Composed Leek
In this second episode in English of Android Leaks, Yannick and Benjamin have a chat with Leland Richardson and Romain Guy from Google about Jetpack Compose.


A simple plugin to automatically patch the memory leak in Kotlin Gradle Plugin 1.5.0 in

A starter project to build command-line tools in Kotlin Multiplatform.


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