Kotlin in Action

Book description

Kotlin in Action guides experienced Java developers from the language basics of Kotlin all the way through building applications to run on the JVM and Android devices.

About the Technology

Developers want to get work done - and the less hassle, the better. Coding with Kotlin means less hassle. The Kotlin programming language offers an expressive syntax, a strong intuitive type system, and great tooling support along with seamless interoperability with existing Java code, libraries, and frameworks. Kotlin can be compiled to Java bytecode, so you can use it everywhere Java is used, including Android. And with an efficient compiler and a small standard library, Kotlin imposes virtually no runtime overhead.

About the Book

Kotlin in Action teaches you to use the Kotlin language for production-quality applications. Written for experienced Java developers, this example-rich book goes further than most language books, covering interesting topics like building DSLs with natural language syntax. The authors are core Kotlin developers, so you can trust that even the gnarly details are dead accurate.

What's Inside

  • Functional programming on the JVM
  • Writing clean and idiomatic code
  • Combining Kotlin and Java
  • Domain-specific languages

About the Reader

This book is for experienced Java developers.

About the Authors

Dmitry Jemerov and Svetlana Isakova are core Kotlin developers at JetBrains.

Explains high-level concepts and provides all the necessary details as well.
- From the Foreword by Andrey Breslav, Lead Designer of Kotlin

Like all the other great in Action titles from Manning, this book gives you everything you need to become productive quickly.
- Kevin Orr, Sumus Solutions

Kotlin is fun and easy to learn when you have this book to guide you!
- Filip Pravica, Info.nl

Thorough, well written, and easily accessible.
- Jason Lee, NetSuite

Product information

  • Title: Kotlin in Action
  • Author(s): Svetlana Isakova, Dmitry Jemerov
  • Release date: February 2017
  • Publisher(s): Manning Publications
  • ISBN: 9781617293290