Mastering Kotlin

By Nate Ebel
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  1. Section 1: Kotlin – A Modern Solution to Application Development

About this book

Using Kotlin without taking advantage of its power and interoperability is like owning a sports car and never taking it out of the garage. While documentation and introductory resources can help you learn the basics of Kotlin, the fact that it’s a new language means that there are limited learning resources and code bases available in comparison to Java and other established languages.

This Kotlin book will show you how to leverage software designs and concepts that have made Java the most dominant enterprise programming language. You’ll understand how Kotlin is a modern approach to object-oriented programming (OOP). This book will take you through the vast array of features that Kotlin provides over other languages. These features include seamless interoperability with Java, efficient syntax, built-in functional programming constructs, and support for creating your own DSL. Finally, you will gain an understanding of implementing practical design patterns and best practices to help you master the Kotlin language.

By the end of the book, you'll have obtained an advanced understanding of Kotlin in order to be able to build production-grade applications.

Publication date:
October 2019
Publisher
Packt
Pages
434
ISBN
9781838555726

 

Section 1: Kotlin – A Modern Solution to Application Development

Kotlin is a modern language for modern-day application development. It builds upon decades of experience with Java and modern influences to provide a programming experience that is powerful, flexible, and delightful. In this part, you'll learn about the Kotlin programming language, its goals, its features, and why it's one of the fastest-growing programming languages in the world.

This section comprises the following chapters:

  • Chapter 1, A New Challenger Approaches
  • Chapter 2, Programmers' Multi-Tool – Flexible, Expressive, and Concise

About the Author

  • Nate Ebel

    Nate Ebel is a software developer who enjoys building great software and helping others do the same. He has worked with Android since its early days, across a variety of projects, from creative and educational apps, mapping and navigation applications, to the evolution of robotic controllers. Nate has a passion for technology, education, and software development, and enjoys opportunities to combine the three. He enjoys being involved in the Android developer community and is an active contributor through conference speaking, blogging, and event organizing. He is working to help himself and others dream, learn, and create in an effort to positively impact others.

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