Jetpack Compose, the much-awaited UI toolkit from Google, is finally production-ready. With the power and flexibility of the declarative UI paradigm and access to low-level animation APIs, it is about to take the Android developer experience to a whole new level.(more…)
In the dynamic realm of Android app development, it is not uncommon for new libraries, SDKs, and architectures to rise and fall and new features to get added or removed each year. Among the few things to survive the flux, the XML-based UI toolkit is relied on by developers to build user interfaces of all kinds. It is a bit of a tedious process: UI layouts are defined in an XML file, accessed and processed inside Kotlin files.
That normal is now slowly changing. Declarative and reactive UI toolkits and frameworks are shaking things up.(more…)