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Crafting the Future of Android and Beyond


Embark on an enlightening exploration of Kotlin—the modern, concise, and expressive language that's redefining Android development and expanding its influence across various platforms. Whether you're just beginning your programming saga or are a veteran developer looking to update your toolkit, "Mastering Kotlin" offers the guidance and insights you need.

Mastering Kotlin

  • 1.Getting Started with Kotlin
    1.1.What is Kotlin?
    1.2.History and Evolution of Kotlin
    1.3.Setting up the Development Environment
    1.4.Your First Kotlin Program
    2.Kotlin Basics
    2.1.Data Types and Variables
    2.2.Operators and Expressions
    2.3.Control Structures (if, else, when, loops)
    2.4.Null Safety and Smart Casts
    2.5.Extension Functions and Properties
    3.Object-Oriented Programming in Kotlin
    3.1.Classes and Objects
    3.2.Properties and Fields
    3.3.Inheritance and Interfaces
    3.4.Data Classes and Sealed Classes
    3.5.Companion Objects and Object Expressions
    4.Functional Programming in Kotlin
    4.1.Higher-Order Functions and Lambdas
    4.2.Function Composition and Currying
    4.3.Delegation and Delegated Properties
    4.4.Coroutines and Asynchronous Programming
    4.5.Collections and Functional Operations
    5.Kotlin Standard Library
    5.1.Working with Strings and Text Manipulation
    5.2.Date and Time Handling
    5.3.File I/O and Serialization
    5.4.Working with Collections (Arrays, Lists, Sets, Maps)
    5.5.Ranges and Progressions
    6.Advanced Kotlin Language Features
    6.1.Type Aliases and Type-safe Builders
    6.2.Inline Functions and Reified Types
    6.3.Sealed Classes and Enums
    6.4.Property Delegation and Lazy Initialization
    6.5.Operator Overloading and DSLs
    7.Asynchronous Programming with Coroutines
    7.1.Introduction to Coroutines
    7.2.Asynchronous Operations with suspend functions
    7.3.Working with Channels and Flows
    7.4.Error Handling and Exception Propagation
    7.5.Coroutines and Android Development
    8.Advanced Kotlin Android Development
    8.1.Android Extensions and Anko Library
    8.2.Data Binding and View Binding
    8.3.Working with Fragments and Navigation Components
    8.4.Background Processing and WorkManager
    8.5.Integrating Kotlin with Jetpack Compose
    9.Testing and Debugging in Kotlin
    9.1.Writing Unit Tests with JUnit and Mockito
    9.2.Testing Coroutines and Asynchronous Code
    9.3.Debugging Kotlin Code in Android Studio
    9.4.Memory and Performance Profiling
    9.5.Automated Testing and Continuous Integration
    10.Design Patterns and Best Practices in Kotlin
    10.1.Singleton, Factory, and Builder Patterns
    10.2.Dependency Injection with Dagger and Koin
    10.3.Model-View-ViewModel (MVVM) Architecture
    10.4.Clean Architecture and Separation of Concerns
    10.5.Best Practices for Writing Clean and Maintainable Kotlin Code
    11.Kotlin Multiplatform Development
    11.1.Introduction to Kotlin Multiplatform
    11.2.Sharing Code between Platforms
    11.3.Kotlin Native and Native Interoperability
    11.4.Kotlin Multiplatform Mobile (KMM)
    11.5.Use Cases and Limitations of Kotlin Multiplatform
    12.Kotlin and Web Development
    12.1.Server-Side Kotlin with Ktor
    12.2.Kotlin/JS and Frontend Development
    12.3.Building Web Applications with Kotlin
    13.Android App Publishing and Distribution
    13.1.Preparing Your App for Release
    13.2.Google Play Console and App Store Submission
    13.3.Managing App Versions and Updates
    13.4.App Signing and Security Considerations
    13.5.App Distribution and Internal Testing
    14.The Future of Kotlin
    14.1.Kotlin Evolution Process
    14.2.Kotlin Compiler and Performance Improvements
    14.3.Exploring New Features and Proposals
    14.4.Adopting Kotlin in Enterprise and Large-Scale Projects
    14.5.Kotlin Community and Contributions
    15.1.Kotlin Language Reference
    15.2.About the author

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