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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. Foreword by Andrey Breslav, Lead Designer of Kotlin.

Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.

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 effi cient 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 Author

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

Table of Contents


  1. Kotlin: what and why
  2. Kotlin basics
  3. Defining and calling functions
  4. Classes, objects, and interfaces
  5. Programming with lambdas
  6. The Kotlin type system

  8. Operator overloading and other conventions
  9. Higher-order functions: lambdas as parameters and return values
  10. Generics
  11. Annotations and reflection
  12. DSL construction

About The Authors

Dmitry Jemerov has been working with JetBrains since 2003. He was one of the initial developers working on Kotlin as the project was started, and he’s deeply familiar with the design of the language and the reasons for the decisions that were made during its development. He’s currently responsible for Kotlin documentation.

Svetlana Isakova began as a member of the Kotlin compiler team and is now a developer advocate for JetBrains. She teaches Kotlin and speaks at conferences worldwide. She is a co-creator of the course "Kotlin for Java developers" at Coursera and is a co-author of the book "Atomic Kotlin."

Product Details

  • Publisher: Manning (February 3, 2017)
  • Length: 360 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781638353690

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