Based on Big Nerd Ranch’s popular Kotlin Essentials course, this guide shows you how to work effectively with the Kotlin programming language through hands-on examples and clear explanations of key Kotlin concepts and foundational APIs. Written for Kotlin 1.2, this book will also introduce you to JetBrains’ IntelliJ IDEA development environment.
Whether you are an experienced Android developer looking for modern features beyond what Java offers or a new developer ready to learn your first programming language, the authors will guide you from first principles to advanced usage of Kotlin. By the end of this book, you will be empowered to create reliable, concise applications in Kotlin.
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About the Author
David Greenhalgh is an Android developer and instructor at Big Nerd Ranch, where he loves to build new things. He has a degree in computer science from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Table of Contents
1Your First Kotlin Application
2Variables, Constants, and Types
5Anonymous Functions and the Function Type
6Null Safety and Exceptions
10Lists and Sets
16Interfaces and Abstract Classes
19Functional Programming Basics
21Building Your First Android Application with Kotlin
22Introduction to Coroutines
Appendix: More Challenges Glossary