Kotlin Weekly - Kotlin Weekly #400

 
 

ISSUE #400

1st of April 2024
 

Hello dear Kotliners! Today is our issue number 400, and we want to thank you for being with us for the last 400 weeks. Many things happened since then, and we are looking forward to the next 400 weeks. This issue brings some of the most relevant news in the Kotlin world during the last week, including the new Kotlin Today Magazine. Enjoy reading!



Announcements


Kotlin Today Magazine launched!
The Kotlin Today Magazine has been officially launched! Download the first edition in PDF format for free on their webpage, and read the announcement post on Twitter and Mastodon!
kotlintoday.com

K2 Kotlin Mode (Alpha) in IntelliJ IDEA
Starting from v.2024.1, IntelliJ IDEA comes with an optional K2 mode. In this mode the IDE uses the K2 compiler for faster and more robust Kotlin code analysis.
blog.jetbrains.com



Articles


Why Non-Blocking?
This article reviews the current status of blocking systems by building and examining a simple Spring Boot application.
kt.academy

Data Analytics With Kotlin Notebooks, DataFrame, and Kandy
Do you want to get started with Data Analytics? This article showcases how to do it using a JetBrains stack.
blog.jetbrains.com

Generics
Dave Leeds wrote a new article showcasing how the Generics work in Kotlin.
typealias.com

Kotlin/Wasm interop with Javascript
Kotlin/Wasm provides a bi-directional interoperability between Kotlin and Javascript, allowing you to call functions on either side. This article dives into its limitations and workarounds.
touchlab.co

Introduction to using Kotlin Serialization
ZhangKe takes a look at how serialization is working in Kotlin.
proandroiddev.com


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www.powersync.com



Videos


Refactoring to Higher-Order Functions - Creating a declarative API for http4k
Duncan McGregor keeps his refactoring series, this time creating a declarative API for http4k.
www.youtube.com

Let’s Build our own KMP Library for opening a Web Browser - iOS/Android
This video by Stevdza showcases how to build a cross-platform library using Kotlin Multiplatform.
www.youtube.com

2024 AOSP and AAOS March Meetup: Android Fragmentation in the Automotive Industry
Juhani Lehtimäki from Snapp Automotive talks about Android Fragmentation in the Automotive Industry.
www.youtube.com



Conferences


Roboto Conference: where tech meets beauty
Join us on June 6-7 for the Roboto Conference in Verona, Italy. Eighteen speakers will explore cutting-edge topics about Kotlin and Android development. It’s a unique opportunity to meet some of the most influential figures in the industry, all in one of Italy's most beautiful cities.
www.robotoconference.com



Libraries


rhyme
Rhyme is a multiplatform poetry reader app built using Kotlin and Compose Multiplatform.
github.com

AutoLaunch
Lightweight Kotlin library to enable auto-launch on system startup.
github.com

Project Accessors
A Gradle plugin that generates type safe project accessors for included builds.
github.com

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