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Functional Kotlin

By : Mario Arias, Rivu Chakraborty
Book Image

Functional Kotlin

By: Mario Arias, Rivu Chakraborty

Overview of this book

Functional programming makes your application faster, improves performance, and increases your productivity. Kotlin supports many of the popular and advanced functional features of functional languages. This book will cover the A-Z of functional programming in Kotlin. This book bridges the language gap for Kotlin developers by showing you how to create and consume functional constructs in Kotlin. We also bridge the domain gap by showing how functional constructs can be applied in business scenarios. We’ll take you through lambdas, pattern matching, immutability, and help you develop a deep understanding of the concepts and practices of functional programming. If you want learn to address problems using Recursion, Koltin has support for it as well. You’ll also learn how to use the funKtionale library to perform currying and lazy programming and more. Finally, you’ll learn functional design patterns and techniques that will make you a better programmer.By the end of the book, you will be more confident in your functional programming skills and will be able to apply them while programming in Kotlin.
Table of Contents (22 chapters)
Title Page
Copyright and Credits
Packt Upsell


In this chapter, you learned about combining FP concepts with OOP and reactive programming. We even discussed RxKotlin and covered the setup and basic usage of RxKotlin.

The next chapter is about more advanced FP concepts—monads, functors, and applicatives, and how to implement them with Kotlin. Monads, functors, and applicatives are some of the must-know concepts and are often referred to as the building blocks of FP. So, don't skip the next chapter if you are truly willing to learn about FP. Turn the page now.