Head First Kotlin: A Brain-Friendly Guide

Head First Kotlin: A Brain-Friendly Guide

by Dawn Griffiths, David Griffiths

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Overview

What will you learn from this book?

Head First Kotlin is a complete introduction to coding in Kotlin. This hands-on book helps you learn the Kotlin language with a unique method that goes beyond syntax and how-to manuals and teaches you how to think like a great Kotlin developer. You’ll learn everything from language fundamentals to collections, generics, lambdas, and higher-order functions. Along the way, you’ll get to play with both object-oriented and functional programming. If you want to really understand Kotlin, this is the book for you.

Why does this book look so different?

Based on the latest research in cognitive science and learning theory, Head First Kotlin uses a visually rich format to engage your mind rather than a text-heavy approach that puts you to sleep. Why waste your time struggling with new concepts? This multisensory learning experience is designed for the way your brain really works.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781491996690
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 03/04/2019
Pages: 480
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Dawn Griffiths has over 20 years experience working in the IT industry, working as a senior developer and senior software architect. She has written various books in the Head First series, including Head First Android Development. She also developed the animated video course The Agile Sketchpad with her husband, David, as a way of teaching key concepts and techniques in a way that keeps your brain active and engaged.

David Griffiths is an Agile coach and software developer. He began programming at age 12 when he saw a documentary on the work of Seymour Papert, and when he was 15, he wrote an implementation of Papert’s computer language LOGO. Before writing Head First Kotlin, David wrote various other Head First books, including Head First Android Development, and created The Agile Sketchpad video course with Dawn.

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