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Write More Robust and Maintainable Android Apps with Kotlin
“Peter Sommerhoff takes a practical approach to teaching Kotlin by providing a larger set of code listings that demonstrate language features and by guiding readers through the development of two Android apps step by step. . . . Peter finds a good balance between what is essential and what can be left to readers, so this book is an efficient yet comprehensible source for starting programming with Kotlin.”
–Bernhard Rumpe, Professor of Software Engineering, RWTH Aachen University
The Kotlin language brings state-of-the-art programming techniques and constructs to Android development. Kotlin for Android App Development will help you rapidly understand Kotlin’s principles and techniques, apply Kotlin in production app development, integrate Kotlin with existing Java code, and plan a migration to Kotlin, if you choose.
If you have at least basic programming experience (with any language), Peter Sommerhoff’s well-crafted overview and examples will help you get quickly up-to-speed with the Kotlin language, its constructs, and its advanced functional and object-oriented capabilities.
Once you’ve mastered these foundations, Sommerhoff walks you through two complete app development projects, introducing best practices and emerging patterns for writing code that’s robust, concise, readable, and highly performant.
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Part I: Learning Kotlin
Chapter 1: Introducing Kotlin
Chapter 2: Diving into Kotlin
Chapter 3: Functional Programming in Kotlin
Chapter 4: Object-Orientation in Kotlin
Chapter 5: Interoperability with Java
Chapter 6: Concurrency in Kotlin
Part II: Kotlin on Android
Chapter 7: Android App Development with Kotlin: Kudoo App
Chapter 8: Android App Development with Kotlin: Nutrilicious
Chapter 9: Kotlin DSLs
Chapter 10: Migrating to Kotlin
Appendix A: Further Resources