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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

Chapter 8. Dictionary Desktop Application - TornadoFX

As we have seen in Chapter 7CSV Reader in Kotlin Native, the Kotlin Native technology will take some time to evolve. Further, programming with Kotlin Native is cumbersome and time-consuming because of the lack of any ecosystem that can be taken advantage of. All the other chapters in this book worked with either the Java ecosystem or the JavaScript ecosystem, both of which have been well developed over the years. We have seen how to build web applications (both client and server parts) as well as mobile applications. In this chapter, we shall cover how to create a desktop application using Kotlin. Again, we will be leveraging the Java ecosystem, which puts us back on the highway to go full speed towards development. On top of this, Kotlin's special constructs will further ease our work.

You will learn the following topics in this chapter:

  • Setting up the development environment for TornadoFX
  • Leveraging Kotlin-specific features for later...