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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


We are sure you had a fantastic ride with us for this chapter. We learned the basics to the advanced elements such as setting up Kotlin for JavaScript projects, interacting with DOM elements, DSL, interoperability, and so on.

The purpose of this chapter was to show that Kotlin's support for JavaScript is no more an experiment. It's already production ready. You can see what can be done using the benefits of statically typed programming languages and powerful JavaScript ecosystems.

The app is written using Kotlin version 1.1.4 . However, keep in mind that Kotlin is evolving rapidly. There are a lot of other topics where Kotlin is capable working with strongly typed libraries such as jQuery, working with modules and using ts2kt for dealing with libraries.

In the next chapter, we have a more interesting topic, that is, using Kotlin code to write Node.js applications. We promise that the upcoming ride is even more exciting and full of learning and fun.