Czechia-based developer tools company JetBrains is making progress with its open-source UI framework, Jetpack Compose for Desktop.
JetBrains is the designer behind Kotlin, the Google-endorsed programming language for Android app development that’s compatible with Java.
The company has been working on Jetpack Compose for Desktop, a UI framework for Kotlin apps helps developers build slick user interfaces (UI) for apps.
It launched the open-source project off the back of Google’s Jetpack Compose, a UI toolkit that builds on Android Jetpack, which itself is a set of software libraries for Android app development done in Kotlin.
As Google describes it, Jetpack Compose combines application programming interfaces (APIs), Kotlin, and a reactive programming model.
Google released the alpha version of Jetpack Compose in August but first took the wraps off Jetpack at its 2018 I/O conference and has been working on improvements ever since via new libraries. Jetpack is used by more