242 – Kotlin Code Formatting with ktfmt and spotless


In this episode, Donn and Kaushik talk about one of the age old bike shedding topics – code formatting, and how you can solve it with automation and tools.

Code formatting can turn into an endless debate amongst peers and teams, and what Kaushik and Donn have found is that this can be delegated to a tool and automated. Freeing you and your team of having to worry about proper indentation, bracket placement, etc. By relying on a well defined tool and some automation you can clean your code up, make it much more uniform and easier maintain.

We talk about ktfmt, a Kotlin code formatter that was released by Facebook. We dive into ktlint, detekt and more. We also dive into spotless which can help you by integrating ktfmt into your gradle build pipeline.


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