Mastering High Performance with Kotlin

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  • Understand the importance of high performance
  • Learn performance metrics
  • Learn popular design patterns currently being used in Kotlin
  • Understand how to apply modern Kotlin features to data processing
  • Learn how to use profling tools
  • Discover how to read bytecode
  • Learn to perform memory optimizations
  • Uncover approaches to the multithreading environment

The ease with which we write applications has been increasing, but with it comes the need to address their performance. A balancing act between easily implementing complex applications and keeping their performance optimal is a present-day requirement In this book, we explore how to achieve this crucial balance, while developing and deploying applications with Kotlin.

The book starts by analyzing various Kotlin specifcations to identify those that have a potentially adverse effect on performance. Then, we move on to monitor techniques that enable us to identify performance bottlenecks and optimize performance metrics. Next, we look at techniques that help to us achieve high performance: memory optimization, concurrency, multi threading, scaling, and caching. We also look at fault tolerance solutions and the importance of logging. We'll also cover best practices of Kotlin programming that will help you to improve the quality of your code base.

By the end of the book, you will have gained some insight into various techniques and solutions that will help to create high-performance applications in the Kotlin environment

  • Apply modern Kotlin features to speed up processing and implement highly efficient and reliable codes.
  • Learn memory optimization, concurrency, multi-threading, scaling, and caching techniques to achieve high performance.
  • Learn how to prevent unnecessary overhead and use profiling tools to detect performance issues.
Page Count 316
Course Length 9 hours 28 minutes
ISBN 9781788996648
Date Of Publication 14 Jun 2018


Igor Kucherenko

Igor Kucherenko is an Android developer at Techery, a software development company that uses Kotlin as the main language for Android development. Currently, he lives in Ukraine, where he is a speaker in the Kotlin Dnipro community, which promotes Kotlin, and shares his knowledge with audiences at meetups. You can find his articles concerning Kotlin and Android development on Medium and in a blog for Yalantis, where he worked previously.