Kotlin Weekly - Kotlin Weekly #409

 
 

ISSUE #409

2nd of June 2024
 



Announcements


Kotlin Roundup: KotlinConf 2024 Keynote Highlights
Check out some of the highlights from the KotlinConf a couple of weeks ago.
blog.jetbrains.com

AI-Friendly Programming Languages: the Kotlin Story
JetBrains is introducing Kotlin ML Pack: a set of necessary tools, data, and models to promote code modeling tasks for the Kotlin language.
blog.jetbrains.com

fun code()
Some folks from the Kotlin community started fun code(), a magazine summarizing some articles about Kotlin. It is great, and you can even print it!
kotlintoday.com



Articles


Kotlin K2 FIR Quickstart Guide
Sam Edwards wrote an article to help you get started with FIR for static analysis.
handstandsam.com

Adapt Kotlin 2.0 in Android applications
Marlon López describes his experience migrating an Android application to Kotlin 2.0.
dev.to

Klibs.io
Ignat Beresnev has published Klibs.io, an index of Kotlin Multiplatform libraries.
klibs.io

Automating large-scale refactors using lint and generative AI
David Rawson wrote on whether using language models to extend the scope of lint fixes and automate large-scale refactors in your codebase is possible.
clearpoint.digital

Injecting your Compose applications with Koin — From Android to Multiplatform
Arnaud Giuliani wrote a recap about the Koin dependency injection for all Compose application development, from Android Jetpack Compose to full Multiplatform Kotlin apps.
blog.insert-koin.io
 


Sponsored

Now Self-Hostable: Proven Sync System for Local-First KMP Apps
PowerSync is a non-invasive sync layer that connects to any Postgres and keeps in-app SQLite in sync in real time. Leverage local-first architecture for instant reactivity, real-time collaboration, and robust offline support.
www.powersync.com



Android


Effective Map Composables: Non-Draggable Markers
Uli Bubenheimer started a series of articles on Android Google Maps Compose, and how to use them effectively.
dev.to



Videos


Kotlin Scope Functions for Expressiveness: let, run, with, apply
Daniel Ciocirlan published a video on Kotlin scope functions, why they exist, how they work, and how they help make the code more expressive and clear.
www.youtube.com

The Essence of Coroutines
Dave Leeds focuses in this video on the essence of Coroutines.
www.youtube.com
 


Jobs

Calling all Kotlin wizards! 🧙
trivago is seeking a Backend Engineer to join their team of passionate developers building cutting-edge advertiser tools. You'll be wielding Kotlin, Spring Boot, and a whole arsenal of cool tech (gRPC, Kafka, Redis, etc.) to tackle high-volume data processing challenges. If you're a problem-solver with a knack for building scalable systems, this might be your next adventure! Apply now and join the trivago team!
trv.to
 



Libraries


kotlinx.rpc
kotlinx.rpc is a Kotlin library for adding asynchronous Remote Procedure Call (RPC) services to your applications, and with support for KMP!
github.com

Fiber
Fiber is an asynchronous HTTP toolkit for Kotlin built on top of coroutines and Netty.
github.com

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