Kotlin is a statically typed programming language designed to interoperate with Java and fully supported by Google on the Android operating system.
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. When he’s not writing Android apps or developing courses, he can be found cooking, reading, or being disappointed by the Buffalo Bills.
Table of Contents
- 1. Getting Started
- 2. Constants, Types, and Variables
- 3. Conditionals
- 4. Null Safety and Exceptions
- 5. Arrays and Collections
- 6. Iteration
- 7. Kotlin Standard Library
- 8. Functions
- 9. Classes
- 10. Inheritance
- 11. Interfaces and Abstract Classes
- 12. Generics
- 13. Function Types and Higher-Order Functions
- 14. Functional Programming Basics
- 15. Extensions
- 16. Delegation
- 17. Java Interoperability and Reflection
- 18. Coroutines
- 19. Building Libraries with Kotlin
- 20. Your First Kotlin Android App
- 21. Platform-Independent Kotlin