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Announcing Kotlin Symbol Processing (KSP) Alpha
Today we are excited to announce the alpha of Kotlin Symbol Processing (KSP), an all-new tool for building lightweight compiler plugins in Kotlin. KSP offers similar functionality to KAPT, however it’s up to 2x faster, offers direct access to Kotlin compiler features, and is being developed with multiplatform compatibility in mind.
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This could be our first look at Android 12, Google's next Android OS release set to debut in 2021, with a new widget UI and other changes.

In a single update, a popular barcode scanner app that had been on Google Play for years turned into malware.
If you are developing Android apps, chances are you have confronted any sort of CI at some point in your career. If you thought Android fragmentation was a thing, the wide availability of CI systems will be familiar to you.
Learn how to leverage Functional Domain Modeling to fully utilize the Kotlin type system and prevent bugs.

In Material Components we have a widget called ShapeableImageView. It allows you to change the shape of your image to circle, diamond, and so on. And also, using this widget you can set a corner radius to your ImageView. Today we will create the Composable View that allows having a different type of corners
Libraries and useful resources
⚡ Vespene adds fuel to your Nexus repositories.
Videos/Podcasts
Welcome to the 4th episode of the Motion Layout series for MAD Skills. In this video, Sean will demonstrate how you can build a collapsible toolbar using Motion Layout. Along the way, we’ll see how to animate custom attributes using Motion Layout. Be sure to check out the previous episodes from this series! 
Class of the week
The TrustedWebActivityService lives in a client app and serves requests from a Trusted Web Activity provider. At present it only serves requests to do with notifications.
Beyond Android
A researcher managed to hack systems of over 35 major tech companies including Microsoft, Apple, PayPal, Shopify, Netflix, Tesla, Yelp, Tesla, and Uber in a novel software supply chain attack. For his ethical hacking research efforts, the researcher has been awarded over $130,000 in bug bounties.