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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

Chapter 5. Chat Application with Server-Side JavaScript Generation

So far, we have seen Kotlin in action with Spring Boot, Android, and JavaScript client side. When one mentions server-side JavaScript technology, Node.js is what comes to our mind first. Node.js is an extremely powerful and robust platform. Using this JavaScript platform, we can build server-side applications very easily. One cannot doubt the capabilities of this platform when a giant like Google is running a great Firebase service on the node. It has become the platform of choice to build REST APIs, chatbots, and many more backend services. The primary appeal is that developers can use the same skill set web side and server side too.

Now, Kotlin is a modern language and is gaining popularity in the JavaScript community day by day. The Kotlin language has many modern features and is statically typed; hence, it is superior to JavaScript. Just like JavaScript, developers that know Kotlin can use the same language skills on both...