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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


Kotlin Native is definitely the future and we glimpsed what is possible in this chapter. But the language is still under review and there is a lot of stuff missing from it, such as documentation, better tooling support, and as well as a community, which I feel is the most important factor. 

Multiplatform Kotlin enables the writing of Kotlin on Android, web, and iOS platforms respectively with the help of Native. It helps us reuse common code and have a single language across platforms. 

We have successfully built our CSV reader application using the experimental Kotlin Native while leveraging amazing features such as interoperability with the C code, string interpolation, and extension functions. We also looked at how to compile the Kotlin code to a machine executable using the Kotlin Native compiler.

In the next chapter, we will look at how to build desktop applications using TornadoFX, which is based on a JavaFX Framework, with Kotlin features.