miskalinn

    miskalinn

    1 year ago
    I'm new to Android Dev, learned enough kotlin to start a basic project. I'm confused about Jetpack and Compose. What's the difference? Can I start using compose?
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    Andrew Neal

    1 year ago
    I'd just spend some time reading through the docs, they're pretty nice. https://developer.android.com/jetpack/compose/documentation
    miskalinn

    miskalinn

    1 year ago
    ok, I heard that compose is new, is that production ready?
    Colton Idle

    Colton Idle

    1 year ago
    According to google, yes. They feel it's ready enough for production. See:
    With this beta release, Compose is API complete and has all the features you need to build production-ready apps.
    https://android-developers.googleblog.com/2021/02/announcing-jetpack-compose-beta.html "Jetpack" is the umbrella term for libraries that help you develop fast on android. They basically paper over 10 years of tech debt and things that are hard to do. Compose (technically Jetpack Compose) falls under that umbrella and basically let's you write UIs super fast and with less issues. e.g. a list doesn't take 200 lines anymore. It takes like 6.
    miskalinn

    miskalinn

    1 year ago
    Ok then I will try compose.