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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 create a REST controller

In the previous recipe, we learned how to set up dependencies for creating RESTful services. Finally, we launched our backend on the http://localhost:8080 endpoint but got 404 error as our application wasn't configured to handle requests at that path (/). We will start from that point and learn how to create a REST controller. Let's get started!

Getting ready

We will be using IntelliJ IDE for coding purposes. For setting up of the environment, refer to the previous recipe. You can also find the source in the repository at

How to do it…

In this recipe, we will create a REST controller that will fetch us information about students in a college. We will be using an in-memory database using a list to keep things simple:

  1. Let's first create a Student class having a name and roll number properties:
package college

class Student() {
    lateinit var roll_number: String
    lateinit var name: String