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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


If you are reading this summary, we hope you have read this entire chapter. You have learned to apply Kotlin in Android app development. The app covers many basic features and usages of language that almost any Android can contain.

The chapter is the crux of what we have learned so far while working on Kotlin. There can be many other usages and variations in the example and implementation you will find in the vast world of the internet and while discussing with the community.

The purpose of this chapter was to show how specific Android problems can be solved by applying Kotlin. We tried to cover as much as possible, giving full justice to language and platform. 

And we have also learned a lot of things while writing this chapter. The app is written using Kotlin version 1.1.4. Kotlin will evolve very fast. We will keep you updated with future Kotlin versions. 

In the next chapter, we will see Kotlin in action, how Kotlin gets compiled, and takes the form of JavaScript and runs on the...