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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

Creating your first Kotlin and JavaScript project

Tighten your shoelaces! As a first step, we will do the setup and create a simple app that prints on a console and changes the background color of a page.

Choosing an IDE 

From Microsoft Visual Studio, NetBeans to Eclipse and Code::Blocks, we have a series of great and powerful IDEs. Each of them has their own pros and cons. JetBrains is one of the giants that is famous for its cutting-edge software and IntelliJ IDEA Ultimate is considered among one of the most intelligent IDEs for Java. It supports Kotlin and JavaScript by default. There is no other hassle in setting up the environments. Just install it from and you are all set to create your first JavaScript project using Kotlin.

Creating a project

If you are all done with setting up an IDE, launch IntelliJ IDEA and select Create New Project. You will then have the following screen opened. Select Kotlin | Kotlin (JavaScript) options as shown in the following screenshot...