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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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Introducing Kotlin1Your First Kotlin Application2Variables, Constants, and Types3Conditionals4Functions5Anonymous Functions and the Function Type6Null Safety and Exceptions7Strings8Numbers9Standard Functions10Lists and Sets11Maps12Defining Classes13Initialization14Inheritance15Objects16Interfaces and Abstract Classes17Generics18Extensions19Functional Programming Basics20Java Interoperability21Building Your First Android Application with Kotlin22Introduction to Coroutines23AfterwordAppendix: More Challenges