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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

Chapter 4. Weather App Using Kotlin for JavaScript

In previous chapters, we saw Kotlin gelling together with Sprint Boot and Android very well. In the same way, Kotlin will give you a smooth experience while using it on the browser side as well. With JavaScript, initially, there was nothing but lightweight code running on a client side to validate user input, show tooltips, and so on. With all the latest frameworks, that is, Node.js, Angular.js, Express.js; JavaScript is no longer a child. They are very mature platforms on which big systems can rely. After Kotlin announced support for JavaScript, it was a wonderful moment for us. One can really be a full-stack developer, using Kotlin mobile apps, writing API, and creating beautiful web pages can be developed. Amazing! We feel it's the golden age of JavaScript. JavaScript has been playing a key role when it comes to web and browser. But the code writing is still boring. Kotlin makes writing JavaScript code a lot more fun and you will agree...