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Kotlin Programming Cookbook

By : Aanand Shekhar Roy, Rashi Karanpuria
Book Image

Kotlin Programming Cookbook

By: Aanand Shekhar Roy, Rashi Karanpuria

Overview of this book

The Android team has announced first-class support for Kotlin 1.1. This acts as an added boost to the language and more and more developers are now looking at Kotlin for their application development. This recipe-based book will be your guide to learning the Kotlin programming language. The recipes in this book build from simple language concepts to more complex applications of the language. After the fundamentals of the language, you will learn how to apply the object-oriented programming features of Kotlin 1.1. Programming with Lambdas will show you how to use the functional power of Kotlin. This book has recipes that will get you started with Android programming with Kotlin 1.1, providing quick solutions to common problems encountered during Android app development. You will also be taken through recipes that will teach you microservice and concurrent programming with Kotlin. Going forward, you will learn to test and secure your applications with Kotlin. Finally, this book supplies recipes that will help you migrate your Java code to Kotlin and will help ensure that it's interoperable with Java.
Table of Contents (21 chapters)
Title Page
Copyright and Credits
Packt Upsell

How to make an endless list using RecyclerView

What do the Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter feeds have in common? They all have virtually infinite content to show you while you keep on scrolling down and down for more. There's no doubt that this is a great way to engage users on your platform.

In this recipe, we will see how to make an endless list using RecyclerView. There are many use cases of it, for example, social media, e-commerce application, or any content-based apps.

We will create a simple app, which will load a small set of data in the beginning, but once the user scrolls to the bottom of the content, we will fetch another set of data and append to it, giving an illusion of infinite content to the user. So let's get started!

Getting ready

We will be using Android Studio 3.0; ensure that you have its latest version.

You'll also need to include RecyclerView in your build.gradle file, which you can add as follows:

compile ''

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