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Google digs into modern Android development at I/O

Google is dedicated to providing a more modern Android development experience with new improvements, major updates, and new releases announced across the platform at this year’s Google I/O conference. This is the first virtual Google I/O event the company is hosting since the pandemic started last year. According to Karen Ng, product lead for Android … continue reading

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Kotlin 1.5 available with JVM records, sealed interfaces, and more

The first major Kotlin release of 2021 is now here. Kotlin 1.5 adds JVM records, sealed interfaces, inline classes, and the new JVM IR compiler.  JVM records are classes that carry a fixed set of values. Kotlin developers can now use a Kotlin class as a record in Java by making it a data class … continue reading

JetBrains releases CI/CD solution TeamCity Cloud

JetBrains today introduced TeamCity Cloud, a managed CI/CD service designed for DevOps teams that don’t want to deal with maintaining and scaling their own infrastructure.  The cloud version is based on the original TeamCity and it shares a lot of the same functionality including integration with popular development tools, test intelligence and easy configuration, the … continue reading

Android Open Source Project now supports Rust

In an effort to ensure Android is secure and stable, Google has announced the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) will support Rust for developing the operating system. According to the company, memory safety bugs continue to plague code and memory-safe programming languages like Kotlin, Java and Rust help prevent these bugs from happening in the … continue reading

Google’s Jetpack Compose UI toolkit reaches beta

Google released its new UI toolkit Jetpack Compose, designed to make it easier to build native apps across all Android platforms.  According to the team, Compose offers modern, declarative Kotlin APIs and is built to integrate with existing Android apps and Jetpack libraries.  Google’s product manager Anna-Chiara Bellini and developer relations team member Nick Butcher … continue reading

SD Times news digest: JetBrains 2020 annual report, Microsoft’s autofill solution for passwords, IBM and Palantir team up on cloud and AI

The fifth JetBrains annual report showed that there are 10.1 million JetBrains users around the world and that the company’s revenue grew by 11% in 2020 (with the greatest increase in China at 85%). JetBrains has created an extended family of integrated development environments (IDE) for various programming languages and designed Kotlin, the officially preferred … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Software Tree’s microservices framework, the Chaos compiler, and a Kotlin Android extensions update

Data integration company Software Tree introduced Gilhari, a microservices framework designed to simplify JSON persistence in relational databases.  According to the company, developers can quickly develop high-performance, database-agnostic, and Docker-compatible RESTful solutions that need to interact with JSON data. “Developers shouldn’t have to jump through hoops to adapt to modern computing trends,” said Damodar Periwal, … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Kotlin 1.4.20 released, Android releases its target API level requirements for 2021, Accusoft announces beta testing program

The update brings support for new JVM features like string concatenation via invokedynamic, improved performance and exception handling for KMM projects, and extensions for JDK Path: Path(“dir”) / “file.txt”. Kotlin 1.4.20 also introduces a new configuration block for the browser target called commonWebpackConfig. Inside it, users can adjust common settings from a single point, instead … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Kotlin public roadmap, third-party tools for GitHub code scanning, and Rancher 2.5

JetBrains has announced a new public roadmap for Kotlin that details the next 6 months. Currently, the Kotlin team is focusing on delivering fast turnaround to speed up the change-test-debug cycle, working on a new compiler, a fast IDE, and more.  The compiler is a rewrite of the Kotlin compiler optimized for speed, parallelism, and … continue reading

Kotlin 1.4 Online to bring developers together

Developers around the globe will be able to gain insights into the latest release of the Kotlin programming language by attending the Kotlin 1.4  Online event Oct. 12-15. The event is hosted by  JetBrains, the creator of Kotlin, the officially preferred programming language for Android..  The four-day event will focus on a different core topic … continue reading

Kotlin 1.4 now available with quality and performance improvements

JetBrains has released the latest version of Kotlin. For Kotlin 1.4, the team focused on quality and performance of the language and its tooling. This release includes over 60 performance fixes. One performance enhancement is that files open much faster and content is highlighted faster. According to the team, content will appear highlighted 1.5 to … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Git 2.28.0, Kotlin 1.4.0-RC, and Digital.ai’s VSM partner program

The latest update of Git is now available.The update brings a new ‘init.defaultBranch’ feature as well as changed-path Bloom filters, which are a huge boon for performance in lots of Git commands, according to the team.  Starting in Git 2.28, ‘git init’ will instead look at the value of ‘init.defaultBranch’ when creating the first branch … continue reading

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