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Simplifying Application Development with Kotlin Multiplatform Mobile

By : Róbert Nagy
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Simplifying Application Development with Kotlin Multiplatform Mobile

By: Róbert Nagy

Overview of this book

Sharing code between platforms can help developers gain a competitive edge, and Kotlin Multiplatform Mobile (KMM) offers a sensible way to do it. KMM helps mobile teams share code between Android and iOS in a flexible way, leaving room for native development. The book begins by helping you to gain a clear understanding of the Kotlin Multiplatform approach, how it works, and how it is different from cross-platform technologies, such as React Native and Flutter, and code sharing options, such as C++. You'll then see how your team can use this software development kit (SDK) to build native applications more effectively by learning timeless concepts and working through practical examples. As you advance, you'll get to grips with the core concepts, understand why UI sharing fails, and get hands-on with developing a small KMM application. Finally, you'll discover expert tips and best practices, along with production- and adoption-related questions, that will help you take the next step in your project and career. By the end of this Kotlin book, you'll have gained a solid understanding of the capabilities of KMM and be able to share code between Android and iOS flexibly.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Section 1 - Getting Started with Multiplatform Mobile Development Using Kotlin
Section 2 - Code Sharing between Android and iOS
Section 3 - Supercharging Yourself for the Next Steps

Chapter 10: Summary and Your Next Steps

We'll close this book by summarizing all the things that were discussed throughout and providing guidance for the next steps in your KMP learning journey.

In this chapter, I'd like to provide an overview of what we've learned in this book to emphasize the central ideas that were covered. We will then provide a quick glimpse into the future of KMP apps, which will be combined with some personal opinions, so please take them with a grain of salt. Finally, I will provide the necessary resources for you to continue your KMP journey.

This chapter will be a short one and will consist of the following topics:

  • Recapitulating what you have learned
  • Managing your KMP expectations
  • Learning resources