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What’s new in Jetpack
Android Jetpack is a suite of libraries aimed at helping you write high-quality apps easily, supporting older versions of the Android OS. Now, two years after the launch of Jetpack, we’ve seen tremendous adoption by apps, from large developer teams to those just getting started. And that’s just the beginning: today, we’re launching new libraries, along with major updates to existing ones, that we’ve been working on over the past year. 
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Articles
What are Kotlin Exceptions and how should you use them?

Handling the state of UI correctly is one of the prominent challenges of Android apps. Here are my subjective thoughts about some different approaches, which ones I tend to choose, and why.
Jetpack’s recommended library for DI

Google announced Kotlin Symbol Processing (KSP) today, a new compiler-plugin-based API for annotation processing in Kotlin. It's designed to be a faster alternative to Kapt, Kotlin's current first party tool for this.
Libraries and useful resources
This tool forwards audio from an Android 10 device to the computer. It does not require any root access. It works on GNU/Linux, Windows and macOS.
Videos/Podcasts
This session gives you a very quick overview of the new developer-facing features that the Android team has been working on. 
A virtual panel discussion with expert Android engineers.
Class of the week
An AppInitializer can be used to initialize all discovered [ComponentInitializer]s. The discovery mechanism is via entries in the merged AndroidManifest.xml.
Beyond Android
Storing and managing secrets like API keys and other credentials can be challenging. Here are some of the best practices to help keep secrets and credentials safe.