Issue #458

March 21st, 2021

Articles & Tutorials

link image   RenderEffect - Desaturate (

In this article, Mark Allison looks at a different kind of RenderEffect – Desaturation. But further to that he also looks at how it’s possible to apply multiple effects at once.

Exploring Jetpack Compose Canvas: the power of drawing (

In this article, Julien Salvi shares his experience of using Canvas with Jetpack Compose.

Dealing with flaky tests in Jetpack Compose (

This article by Igor Escodro can help you better manage your Instrumented Tests and gives ideas about how flexible the Jetpack Compose test library already is in its early stages.

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Jetpack Navigation For MultiModule Android Apps with DI (

Simon Topchyan shares a practical solution to using Jetpack Navigation in a multi-module application.

Programmatically laying out views in ConstraintLayout with Flow (

In ConstraintLayout 2.0, the Flow virtual layout was introduced. Annyce Davis shows how to use it to improve some legacy layout code.

Kotlin Multiplatform Mobile: young technology with promising future (

Elena Stepanova shares her experience implementing Kotlin Multiplatform in a cross-platform production mobile app

Build an Android Chat app with Jetpack Compose (

Márton Braun takes Compose out for a spin by building a real, functional chat app that's hooked up to a real-time backend service.

Share code between Android and JVM in Kotlin multiplatform (

Read on as Jeroen Mols examines how to share part of your code between Android and Java (JVM), while still providing platform-specific implementations of some classes.

Wild Storage Part 2 — Threading and Concurrency (

In this second part of Dinorah Tovar's series on Room and threading, she talks about how threading and multiprocess are essential for a good database.



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Libraries & Code

link image   Freya (

A lightweight, simplified form validation library for Android

Sandwich 🥪 (

A lightweight and standardized Android network response interface for handling successful data and error responses.

compose-icons (

Compose icons is a pack of libraries that provide well known Icon Packs to use in Jetpack Compose Multiplatform. The library usage is inspired by Compose Material Icons



link image   Android 12 Developer Preview 2 (

Google is bringing you the next milestone build in Android 12's release, with more new features and changes for you to try with your apps.

Boosting developer success on Google Play (

Starting on July 1, 2021, Google is reducing the service fee Google Play receives when a developer sells digital goods or services to 15% for the first $1M (USD) of revenue every developer earns each year.


Videos & Podcasts

link image   On the nose with JETPACK COMPOSE (

The Hyper Coder's playlist of weekly 2-3 videos on cutting-edge JetpackCompose tutorials in a NON BORING way!

Building a plugin for Android Studio (

In this course by Marcos Holgado, you will learn how to create a plugin for Android Studio with Kotlin.

Android Dev Challenge: Bloom (

In this video, Adam McNeilly built "Bloom" from the Android Dev Challenge Week 3 using Jetpack Compose.

Android Developers Backstage: Jetpack Compose... C'est bêta (

This time, Tor, Romain, and Chet chatted with a few people on the Jetpack Compose team, about... Jetpack Compose!

Create Android Studio plugin to toggle "Show layout bounds" (

In this two-part video, Paulina shows you how to create a very simple Android Studio plugin that interacts with connected devices and toggles one of the developer options  -  Show layout bounds.

Extend your Android app with Google Assistant using App Actions (

In this episode, Mandy Chan provides tips on how you can extend your Android application with Google Assistant using App Actions.

Kotlin Multiplatform with John O’Reilly (

In this episode, guest John O'Reilly shares his multiplatform development journey.

WorkManager: Advanced configuration & testing (

Ben Weiss introduces you to more of WorkManager’s advanced features.

Friends App Android Client Ep7 (

In this video, Jov Mit continues his series with test-driving the credentials validation as part of the signup business logic.

Talking Mobile Development with Robert Clegg (

Peter-John Welcome chats with Robert Clegg, an Engineering Lead about the state of cross-platform Mobile development.

Fernando Cejas – Podcast (

Join Nishant and Dru at the bar as we share drinks with Fernando Cejas over his interview in ‘Living By The Code.’

Refactoring XML Views To #JetpackCompose (

In this live-coding session, Ryan M. Kay plays around with refactoring an older app which mostly used XML Views to Jetpack Compose.

Your First Kotlin Multiplatform Mobile App Tutorial (

This episode is dedicated to creating your first cross-platform application with Kotlin Multiplatform Mobile. You will learn how to build multiplatform mobile apps with a shared codebase and native UI without losing any productivity