jetc.dev Newsletter Issue #6
This week debuts the
dev07 release of Compose and the Compose UI libraries!
One Off the Stack, One Off the Slack
You’ve got questions. That’s understandable!
A problem in getting reflection to find a function turns out to really be a problem with coroutines and the Compose Kotlin compiler plugin.
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Posts, videos, and other new information related to Jetpack Compose!
100% pure code!
…And One More Thing
Not everything can be a priority.
Developers have been asking for some time when there is going to be an official navigation/routing solution for Jetpack Compose. The current answer is that the Jetpack Navigation component will fill that role. However, having a native Compose implementation of Navigation is somewhat decoupled from Compose development itself. Or, as Adam Powell put it:
“We don’t consider it blocking for alpha, beta or 1.0, partially because it’s “fairly straightforward to create a ComposableFragment and use that with the “existing library. We’re focusing on the fundamentals that make such “integrations easy to write first.”
This is not to say that navigation/routing is not a concern, just that it is an independent effort from Compose itself and may ship on an independent timeline (though, presumably, after Compose itself ships).
If you encounter problems in subscribing, let us know!
- 2021-01-12: layout()! Navigation with Parcelables! Custom drawers! Compose for Desktop! And Compose... for iOS?!?
- 2021-01-05: Navigation arguments! ViewModel? Shapes! GraphQL and Compose! More shimmers! In-browser Compose! And the power of names!
- 2020-12-22: alpha09! @chrisbanes on how Compose impacts APK complexity and build times! Scaffold()! Staggered grids! Calendars! Design systems! And... mistakes were made!