Android Development with Kotlin

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Learn
  • Run a Kotlin application and understand the integration with Android Studio
  • Incorporate Kotlin into new/existing Android Java based project
  • Learn about Kotlin type system to deal with null safety and immutability
  • Define various types of classes and deal with properties
  • Define collections and transform them in functional way
  • Define extensions, new behaviours to existing libraries and Android framework classes
  • Use generic type variance modifiers to define subtyping relationship between generic types
  • Build a sample application
About

Nowadays, improved application development does not just mean building better performing applications. It has become crucial to find improved ways of writing code. Kotlin is a language that helps developers build amazing Android applications easily and effectively. This book discusses Kotlin features in context of Android development. It demonstrates how common examples that are typical for Android development, can be simplified using Kotlin. It also shows all the benefits, improvements and new possibilities provided by this language.

The book is divided in three modules that show the power of Kotlin and teach you how to use it properly. Each module present features in different levels of advancement. The first module covers Kotlin basics. This module will lay a firm foundation for the rest of the chapters so you are able to read and understand most of the Kotlin code. The next module dives deeper into the building blocks of Kotlin, such as functions, classes, and function types. You will learn how Kotlin brings many improvements to the table by improving common Java concepts and decreasing code verbosity. The last module presents features that are not present in Java. You will learn how certain tasks can be achieved in simpler ways thanks to Kotlin.

Through the book, you will learn how to use Kotlin for Android development. You will get to know and understand most important Kotlin features, and how they can be used. You will be ready to start your own adventure with Android development with Kotlin.

Features
  • Leverage specific features of Kotlin to ease Android application development
  • Write code based on both object oriented and functional programming to build robust applications
  • Filled with various practical examples so you can easily apply your knowledge to real world scenarios
  • Identify the improved way of dealing with common Java patterns
Page Count 440
Course Length 13 hours 12 minutes
ISBN 9781787123687
Date Of Publication 29 Aug 2017

Authors

Marcin Moskala

Marcin Moskala is an experienced Android developer who is always looking for ways to improve. He has been passionate about Kotlin since its early beta release. He writes articles for Trade press and speaks at programming conferences.

Marcin is quite active in the programming and open source community and is also passionate about cognitive and data science. You can visit his website, or follow him on GitHub (MarcinMoskala) and on Twitter (@marcinmoskala).

Igor Wojda

Igor Wojda is an experienced engineer with over 11 years of experience in software development. His adventure with Android started a few years ago, and he is currently working as a senior Android developer in the healthcare industry. Igor has been deeply interested in Kotlin development long before the 1.0 version was officially released, and he is an active member of the Kotlin community. He enjoys sharing his passion for coding with developers.

To learn more about him, you can visit on Medium (@igorwojda) and follow him on Twitter (@igorwojda).