What You Didn’t Know About Retrofit with Kotlin

Retrofit is the standard way to interact with RESTful APIs on Android. But how deeply have you looked into your app’s Retrofit integration? I’ll show you the various components of Retrofit and demystify how they work together. In this talk you’ll learn:

  • Why we use background threads + coroutines
  • What are converters and why we need them
  • Understanding OkHttp as the HTTP client
  • Gracefully handling errors and invalid API responses

By the end of this talk, you’ll have a better understanding of how your app uses Retrofit, along with areas to investigate more.

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