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Kotlin for Android App Development

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Kotlin for Android App Development by Sommerhoff, Peter, 9780134854199
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  • ISBN: 9780134854199 | 0134854195
  • Cover: Paperback
  • Copyright: 12/24/2018
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Millions of Android developers want to discover the potential of Google’s modern new Kotlin language, which brings state-of-the-art programming techniques and constructs to Android development for the first time. Kotlin for Android App Development offers the fastest, most practical way to discover Kotlin; start using it in production app development; and integrate Kotlin code into existing Android apps. Geared to people with programming experience (Java or similar), expert Peter Sommerhoff reveals why Kotlin is so expressive, concise, extensible, and powerful--and why it’s a joy to read and write Kotlin code. Sommerhoff combines a complete language overview, practical development techniques, and extensive working examples for jumpstarting your own projects. There’s no better way to discover, explore, and succeed with Kotlin.


Coverage includes

  • Why Kotlin is such an excellent fit for Android, and how it delivers advanced features “in the spirit of Android”
  • How to leverage advanced Kotlin safety features such as nullability and immutability to build healthier, more performant apps
  • How to make the most of cutting-edge features such as lambdas, type inference, try-with-resources, and coroutines
  • How to incorporate Kotlin code in existing Java projects, leverage proven Android libraries in new Kotlin projects, and migrate existing projects to Kotlin
  • Best practices and emerging patterns for write more robust, concise, readable Kotlin code

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