I’m not going to use ktor as a network client anymore, here’s why

Anton Malinskiy
7 min readApr 1, 2021

There is a lot of hype around ktor: numerous posts on Twitter, Medium, podcasts, and more on how everyone should jump into using it. Let’s take a step back and try to understand the big picture.

Software engineering is a game of tradeoffs: you win in one place but lose in others. So what’s the deal with ktor? There are clearly 2 tradeoffs made with the…

Anton Malinskiy

Software engineer & IT conference speaker; Landscape photographer + occasional portraits; Music teacher: piano guitar violin; Bike traveller, gymkhana