We chat with Roman Belov about the work he's doing at JetBrains with Kotlin for Data Science. We discuss the approach they're taking to work with the existing ecosystem as opposed to try and replicate it. How this is different from some of the other efforts under way and the direction in which they're moving when it comes to Data Science with Kotlin on multiple platforms.
Jetpack Compose is the new UI toolkit from Google that is Kotlin First. It takes advantage of Kotlin's Compiler Plugin Architecture to provide a performant UI layer for Android development (albeit extensible to other platforms). We sit down with lead of the project to discuss what it is and plans around it.
We sit down with Michael Pardo to discuss the MVU pattern, taking a brief look at all the other patterns that have existed for UI development over the years. We then talk about Oolong, a library for Kotlin for facilitating MVU in your applications.
We sit down with Jesse and Egor from CashApp (Square) to discuss how they decided to port OKio and OKHttp completely to Kotlin Multiplatform back when Kotlin wasn't even officially supported by Google. We discuss their ventures, reactions from the community, as well as some other things they're using Kotlin for on the backend.