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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 our first Node.js app using Kotlin

This will be real fun. Like the previous JavaScript chapter, we would like to separate our basic setup and project creation. These steps require us to be extra cautious. 

Choosing an IDE

Node.js is a very popular JavaScript Framework. It's been very well supported by different IDEs, such as WebStorm, Cloud 9, Eclipse, Komodo, and so on. All of them have built-in features that a developer requires to build the Node.js app. However, we cannot choose most of these IDEs (remember, we need an IDE that supports Kotlin). We will have to go with IntelliJ IDEA Ultimate, which supports both Kotlin and Node.JS (via plugin). Just install it from, and you are all set to create your first Node.js project using Kotlin.

Installing Node.js

Installing Node.js is pretty straightforward. Go to and choose an appropriate OS and platform that is applicable to you. Once you have successfully installed Node.js...