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Kotlin Blueprints

By : Ashish Belagali, Akshay Chordiya, Hardik Trivedi
Book Image

Kotlin Blueprints

By: Ashish Belagali, Akshay Chordiya, Hardik Trivedi

Overview of this book

Kotlin is a powerful language that has applications in a wide variety of fields. It is a concise, safe, interoperable, and tool-friendly language. The Android team has also announced first-class support for Kotlin, which is an added boost to the language. Kotlin’s growth is fueled through carefully designed business and technology benefits. The collection of projects demonstrates the versatility of the language and enables you to build standalone applications on your own. You’ll build comprehensive applications using the various features of Kotlin. Scale, performance, and high availability lie at the heart of the projects, and the lessons learned throughout this book. You’ll learn how to build a social media aggregator app that will help you efficiently track various feeds, develop a geospatial webservice with Kotlin and Spring Boot, build responsive web applications with Kotlin, build a REST API for a news feed reader, and build a server-side chat application with Kotlin. It also covers the various libraries and frameworks used in the projects. Through the course of building applications, you’ll not only get to grips with the various features of Kotlin, but you’ll also discover how to design and prototype professional-grade applications.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Title Page
About the Authors
About the Reviewer
Customer Feedback

Kotlin's winning strategy

Kotlin's winning strategy is the sum of the various factors that we have seen previously. It has a two-pronged strategy to win over the developers with the coolness of the language, and the ease of working with it, to win over business users with its business benefits. The following illustration shows us the different benefits of using Kotlin:

The other benefits also include:

  • The growing popularity of the language
  • Endorsement from Google to make Kotlin an officially supported language in May 2017
  • Kotlin-specific development frameworks emerging
  • Leading Java frameworks, such as Spring, offering Kotlin-specific improvements
  • The growing number of applications being tried out with Kotlin
  • The user groups spread across Kotlin developer hubs
  • The growing number of technology companies using Kotlin

With this in mind, the winning strategy for smart programmers is to master Kotlin and learn to work with Kotlin on various platforms. Being ahead of the curve as opposed to following the world after Kotlin is already big but it will be a quick path to being recognized as a leader. Further chapters of this book will help you in exactly this mission.

Apart from going through this book, we strongly suggest you join the community.


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