Google: Jetpack Compose Lets Android Developers Write Apps With ‘Dramatically Less Code’

Google today released the alpha version of Jetpack Compose, its UI toolkit for helping developers “build beautiful UI across all Android platforms, with native access to the platform APIs.” From a report: While an alpha release means it is definitely not production ready, Jetpack Compose promises to let Android developers build apps using “dramatically less code, interactive tools, and intuitive Kotlin APIs.” The alpha release also includes new tools including Animations, Constraint Layouts, and performance optimizations. Android Jetpack, which Google launched at its I/O 2018 developer conference, is a set of components for speeding up app development. Think of it as the successor to Support Library, a set of components that makes it easier to leverage new Android features while maintaining backwards compatibility. Jetpack Compose, which Google first showed off at its I/O 2019 developer conference, is an unbundled toolkit meant to simplify UI development by combining a reactive programming


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Wasteland 3 impressions: Post-apocalyptic tactics, ethics, and economics

Enlarge / You might not like it, but this—along with a giant sack of burritos just off-camera to the left—is what peak cRPG gaming looks like. (credit: Jim Salter)

When I got the chance to play a pre-release copy of inXile’s post-apocalyptic RPG Wasteland 3, I jumped at it. As a huge fan of RPGs in general and a backer of Wasteland 2, getting to play the next game in the series for my job was an obvious no-brainer. For those who aren’t already familiar with the series, it’s a darkly humorous tactical battler, set in an alternate-universe post-apocalyptic America divided into widely separated fiefdoms and sprawling chaos.
If you’re thinking “like Fallout, but turn-based?” you’re not too far off—there are a lot of similarities between Wasteland’s and Fallout’s versions of post-WWIII America, including some hilariously retrofuturistic touches. But where Fallout’s world seems to have sprung from the late ’50s, Wasteland’s setting branches out from somewhere in


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How to Install Visual Studio Code – Server IDE on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Code-server is a Visual Studio Code (VS) that can be run remotely on the server and which is accessible through a web browser. It allows you to create and have a consistent development environment that can be accessed anytime and everywhere.


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