Sebastian Aigner | KotlinConf 2024, May 22–24, Copenhagen
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Sebastian Aigner

Sebastian Aigner

Developer Advocate at JetBrains

As a Kotlin and Compose Multiplatform Developer Advocate at JetBrains, Sebastian spends a lot of time thinking about how technology can advance and inspire people. When he first tried Kotlin, it was love at first sight. He is one of the hosts of the Talking Kotlin podcast, and creates videos for the official Kotlin YouTube channel. Sebastian loves to develop networked applications, uses Kotlin on a variety of platforms, and passionately tinkers on his programs until late into the night.

Asynchronous Programming With Kotlin Coroutines

In this workshop, you’ll learn everything you need to know about how to be productive with coroutines in Kotlin. We’ll start with the basics of asynchronous programming, its differences from blocking code, and the concepts of suspending functions and coroutines. We’ll explore coroutine contexts, concurrent decomposition of work via deferreds, and structured concurrency with coroutine scopes.

The second part of the workshop will be devoted to Kotlin Flows. We’ll study how Kotlin Flows are designed on a basic level, learn the difference between hot and cold flows, discuss their typical usage patterns, and explore how they incorporate ideas from reactive streams. To deepen our understanding, we’ll also take a peek at some of the implementations behind flows and collectors. Throughout, we’ll see how they help you in writing safe and reliable concurrent systems, and how modern applications can use them to work with asynchronous streams of data, manage system state, and broadcast events.

Through this workshop, you’ll enhance your coroutines-related vocabulary, understand how to spot and avoid common problems, and be able to effectively and confidently use coroutines and flows in your own projects.

Evolving Compose Multiplatform on iOS and Beyond

New flagship features are landing in Compose Multiplatform: common previews, common resources, common lifecycle, common navigation, and further updates for the iOS and target and beyond!