Kotlin for Android App Development : 9780134854199

Kotlin for Android App Development

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Pearson Higher Ed USA
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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.

  • Understand Kotlin’s goals, principles, advantages, design, and constructs
  • Take full advantage of functional programming in the Kotlin environment
  • Write more concise and reusable code using Kotlin’s object-oriented features
  • Interoperate with existing Java code, and plan a migration to Kotlin
  • Use coroutines to efficiently handle concurrency
  • Capture data via third-party APIs, map it to internal data representations, and present it to users
  • Master best practices for architecting Kotlin Android apps
  • Improve productivity and readability by creating simple domain-specific languages in Kotlin
Table of contents
  • Introduction
  • Part I
  • 1. Introducing Kotlin
  • 2. Getting Started
  • 3. Diving Into Kotlin
  • 4. Functional Programming in Kotlin
  • 5. Object-Orientation in Kotlin
  • 6. Interoperability with Java
  • 7. Concurrency in Kotlin
  • Part II
  • 8. Android App Development
  • 9. DSLs and Anko
  • 10. Migrating Existing Apps to Kotlin
  • Appendix A. Further Resources
  • Appendix B. Glossary
Author biography

Peter Sommerhoff is a software developer with a passion for teaching. He’s an online teacher and the founder of CodeAlong.TV, where he teaches software development and design to students from around the globe. Kotlin was the first topic Sommerhoff taught when he started out in 2016, and now, he’s teaching various topics in online courses and live trainings to audiences of more than 35,000 motivated learners.


Sommoerhoff holds a master’s degree in computer science from RWTH Aachen University in Germany. You can follow his activity on Twitter (@petersommerhoff) and on YouTube, where he shares educational content to help people become better software developers.