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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

What is Kotlin Native?

Kotlin Native is an LLVM backend for the Kotlin compiler that is designed to run on areas without a VM. It uses an LLVM toolchain to generate the runtime implementation and native code.

It is primarily designed to allow compilation for platforms where virtual machines are not desirable or possible (such as iOS and embedded systems), or where we need to produce a self-contained program that does not require additional runtime.

It fully supports interoperability within the native code, that is, C language code. It works similarly to how Kotlin/JVM interoperates with Java language code. For platform libraries, the corresponding interoperating libraries are available out of the box, while for other libraries, there is a tool ( to generate an interoperating library from a C header file, with full support for all C language features. It also supports interoperability with Objective/C code for macOS and iOS.