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Kotlin Blueprints

By : Ashish Belagali, Akshay Chordiya, Hardik Trivedi
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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

Setting up Kotlin

We need Android Studio for Android application development. Initially, we were using Eclipse and the Android team was providing good support with ADT release, but now it's better that we have moved to Android Studio, which has been developed by IntelliJ IDEA. We should quickly cover the development environment-related information here. The installation is straightforward. Please refer to Android's developer website: for any setup and installation related help.

Android Studio 3.0 has come up recently and has built-in support for Kotlin. We recommend using that now. And those who have Android Studio 2.3 or lower need the Kotlin plugin setup. You can find all the relevant information at

Setting up the Kotlin plugin for Android Studio

In order to ensure that Android Studio supports Kotlin, the first thing to do is to install the Kotlin plugin for Android Studio by clicking...