Intro to Kotlin Workshop: #GoogleUdacityIndiaScholars Edition

Intro to Kotlin Workshop: #GoogleUdacityIndiaScholars Edition

An Intro to Kotlin workshop hosted for the Google Udacity India Scholars program.

The workshop gives a brief overview of what Kotlin is, where it can be used, common questions/concerns, and then some introductory coding exercises that can be completed within IntelliJ or Android Studio.

Workshop Materials: https://github.com/n8ebel/Intro-to-Kotlin
YouTube Stream Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkTnw7eKgJI

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Nate Ebel

July 06, 2018
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  1. Intro to Kotlin

  2. What is Kotlin? @n8ebel 2

  3. What is Kotlin? ”Statically typed programming language for modern multiplatform

    applications” @n8ebel 3
  4. What is Kotlin? — A more modern, alternative to Java

    for Android — A JVM-compatible server-side language — A potential cross-platform solution @n8ebel 4
  5. Where Did Kotlin Come From? @n8ebel 5

  6. Where Did Kotlin Come From? — Developed by JetBrains —

    Open Source — Announced in 2011 @n8ebel 6
  7. Why Might You Care? @n8ebel 7

  8. Why Might You Care? — 100% compatible with Java —

    Safer & more concise — Used for JVM, Android, JavaScript, and Native @n8ebel 8
  9. Why Might You Care? — Modern language features for Android

    developers — Fully supported in multiple IDEs — Both object-oriented & functional constructs @n8ebel 9
  10. Kotlin for Android @n8ebel 10

  11. Kotlin for Android — Officially supported language for Android —

    Examples & tooling being updated — New libraries specifically for Kotlin — FAQ @n8ebel 11
  12. Server-Side Kotlin @n8ebel 12

  13. Server-Side Kotlin — Build JVM-compatible server-side applications — Works with

    existing JVM tools such as Spring — Deploy to Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, etc — FAQ @n8ebel 13
  14. Kotlin for JavaScript @n8ebel 14

  15. Kotlin for JavaScript — Write Kotlin that targets JavaScript —

    Targets ECMAScript 5.1 — Still a work in progress — FAQ @n8ebel 15
  16. Kotlin Native @n8ebel 16

  17. Kotlin Native — Compile to run without any VM —

    Share business logic — Target Windows, Linux, MacOS, iOS, Android — FAQ @n8ebel 17
  18. ”Wow! That sounds great. How do I get started?” @n8ebel

    18
  19. Get Started With Kotlin — Kotlin Koans — REPL —

    IntelliJ or Android Studio — Convert Java to Kotlin @n8ebel 19
  20. Hello Kotlin @n8ebel 20

  21. Common Questions FAQ @n8ebel 21

  22. Why learn Kotlin? @n8ebel 22

  23. Is Kotlin just for Android? @n8ebel 23

  24. Will Kotlin replace Java? @n8ebel 24

  25. Is Kotlin relevant for web development? @n8ebel 25

  26. Should I be learning Java or Kotlin? @n8ebel 26

  27. Resources @n8ebel 27

  28. Resources Udacity Courses — Kotlin Bootcamp for Programmers — Kotlin

    for Android Developers @n8ebel 28
  29. Resources Misc — Kotlin Weekly Newsletter — Book: Kotlin in

    Action — Book: Kotlin for Android Developers @n8ebel 29
  30. Resources Misc — Video: 8 Ways to Try Kotlin —

    Video: 7 Resources to Learn Kotlin — My YouTube Playlist @n8ebel 30
  31. Let’s Keep Learning Kotlin ! @n8ebel 31

  32. Contact Me Nate Ebel Twitter: @n8ebel YouTube: Nate Ebel Blog:

    n8ebel.com Medium: n8ebel @n8ebel 32