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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

Learning resources

Starting in 2019, trying to experiment with KMP was one of the best learning experiences I could've asked for. Early on, experimental stuff teaches you how best to be resourceful and to learn at a deeper level – not just by reading documentation and learning how to something, but what's behind it and how it works. It can be hard and uncomfortable at the start, but I highly recommend it for any developer.

First and foremost, I'd like to thank the huge KMP community, who helped me gain the knowledge I needed to write this book.

Although not indexed by Google, the kotlinlang Slack channel is a great place to start searching for any Kotlin-related issue and to start a conversation on different topics. Lately, it has been the starting point for me when searching for something, especially for experimental things. You can join the Slack channel at; I highly recommend the #multiplatform and...