Most developers recognise Compose as part of the JetPack libraries for modern Android development. But its ambitions go much further. Compose is a cross-platform framework that offers a unified approach to client development on the Web, the Desktop and Mobile Devices. You share the same language, API’s, patterns, components etc... across all your front-end codebases, and the benefits go beyond regular UI functionality.
This two part talk will introduce Compose from both a conceptual and practical perspective. First Garth Gilmour will cover Compose in isolation, explaining how it is implemented and live coding demos for the Web and Desktop. Then Kelvin Harron will do a deep dive on JetPack Compose, showing how it modernises and simplifies Android development - with a particular emphasis on navigation, testing and accessibility.
Pizza will be available from 6pm, generously sponsored by CME
GDE / Head Of Learning at Instil
Senior Software Engineer
I am a prolific contributor to, and organiser of, conferences and user groups. I have participated in ACCU, GOTO, KotlinConf, RebelCon, NIDevConf, Functional Kats etc... and am a co-organiser of the Belfast BASH and Kotlin Users Group. Outside of work I am a martial arts instructor, with certifications in multiple systems, teaching at both children's and adult classes and delivering specialist seminars.