Posted by The Modern Android Development Team

This yr’s Google I/O introduced a number of updates for Modern Android Development. Here are the highest 3 issues you must know:

#1: Lots of latest Jetpack library releases!

In current months, a number of Jetpack libraries reached steady, beta or have been simply launched in alpha. Here are some the highlights:

To discover out extra about what’s new, take a look at the What’s new in Jetpack, What’s new in Compose and for a deep dive into Macrobenchmark: Measuring Jank and Startup with Macrobenchmark.

#2: Inspectors in Android Studio

Debugging your utility turns into simpler with all of the inspectors supplied by Android Studio Arctic Fox: for background work, like understanding what’s the standing of your WorkManager staff, use Background Task Inspector; for UI use Layout Inspector, for each Android Views and Compose; for database debugging use Database Inspector.

To see the inspectors in motion, take a look at What’s new in Android improvement instruments.

#3: New options in Kotlin

We hold bettering Kotlin on Android in any respect ranges, from instruments to APIs, and supplying you with alternative ways to study. Kotlin Symbol Processing (KSP), now in alpha, supplies a simplified compiler plugin API that may run as much as 2 occasions sooner than KAPT. Together with JetBrains, we’re addressing efficiency points within the IDE and we’re seeing as much as 20x sooner auto-import strategies. We added StateFlow assist to DataBinding and new APIs for observing Flows within the UI with out DataBinding. To find out about all of the enhancements we’ve made for Kotlin, take a look at the State of Kotlin on Android discuss:

You can discover all of this yr’s Google I/O talks protecting Modern Android Development on this playlist: