Programmers don’t just use Kotlin, they love it. Even Google has adopted it as a first-class language for Android development. With Kotlin, you can intermix imperative, functional, and object-oriented styles of programming and benefit from the approach that’s most suitable for the problem at hand. Learn to use the many features of this highly concise, fluent, elegant, and expressive statically typed language with easy-to-understand examples. Learn to write maintainable, high-performing JVM and Android applications, create DSLs, program asynchronously, and much more.
Fire up your favorite IDE and practice hundreds of examples and exercises to sharpen your Kotlin skills. Learn to build stand-alone small programs to run as scripts, create type-safe code, and then carry that knowledge forward to create fully object-oriented and functional-style code that’s easier to extend. Learn how to program with elegance but without compromising efficiency or performance, and how to use metaprogramming to build highly expressive code and create internal DSLs that exploit the fluency of the language. Explore coroutines, program asynchronously, run automated tests, and intermix Kotlin with Java in your enterprise applications.
This book will help you master one of the few languages that you can use for the entire full stack—from the server to mobile devices—to create performant, concise, and easy-to-maintain applications.
What You Need
To try out the examples in the book you’ll need a computer with Kotlin SDK, JDK, and a text editor or a Kotlin IDE installed in it.
Dr. Venkat Subramaniam is an award-winning author, founder of Agile Developer, Inc., and an instructional professor at the University of Houston. He has trained and mentored thousands of software developers in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia, and is regularly invited to speak at international conferences. He’s the (co)author of multiple books, including the 2007 Jolt Productivity award winning book Practices of an Agile Developer.