Kotlin In-Depth

Aleksei Sedunov

SKU: 9789391030711

Rs. 1,039

ISBN: 9789391030636
eISBN: 9789391030711
Authors: Aleksei Sedunov
Rights: Worldwide
Publishing Date: April 2022
Pages: 688
Dimension: 7.5*9.25 Inches
Book Type: Paperback

It's easy to learn, so you can start making powerful apps right away.


  • Numerous code samples covering all aspects of the Kotlin language.
  • Coverage on native applications, web apps, microservices, and app testing.
  • Step-by-step instructions are provided in a clear and concise manner.


The book ‘Kotlin In-Depth, Second Edition’ updates all the essential parts of Kotlin and incorporates modern principles, methodologies, and approaches for achieving efficient solutions. The book will guide you to successfully utilize Kotlin in developing JVM apps for desktop, mobile, web platforms and transferring existing Java codebases to Kotlin.

The book begins with an introduction to the language and its environment, which will help you to grasp the fundamental concepts underlying Kotlin's design. The readers will learn the Kotlin tooling and the language's core syntax and structures. The book teaches Kotlin's multi-paradigm nature, which enables the creation of powerful abstractions by mixing parts of functional and object-oriented programming. This book discusses how to use standard Kotlin APIs like the standard library, reflection, and coroutine-based concurrency, as well as how to create your flexible APIs using domain-specific languages. The book demonstrates how to use Kotlin for more specific tasks such as testing, developing Android applications, developing Web applications, and developing microservices.

After reading this book, you'll be prepared to dive deeper into the Kotlin ecosystem's more specialized areas, including Android applications, server-side development, native programming, and code sharing across different platforms.


  • Acquire a deep understanding of all fundamental features of Kotlin programming.
  • Utilize object-oriented and functional capabilities to create a flexible and reusable codebase.
  • Leverage the Kotlin standard library to create custom domain-specific languages.
  • Implement the Kotlin coroutines package to write asynchronous programming.
  • A solid foundation of relevant development platforms, tools, and frameworks.


The book is primarily geared towards Java and JVM developers who want to learn Kotlin and explore modern and efficient development techniques. Knowing the basics of programming is helpful but not necessary.

  1. Kotlin - Powerful and Pragmatic
  2. Language Fundamentals
  3. Defining Functions
  4. Working with Classes and Objects
  5. Leveraging Advanced Functions and Functional Programming
  6. Using Special-Case Classes
  7. Exploring Collections and I/O
  8. Understanding Class Hierarchies
  9. Generics
  10. Annotations and Reflection
  11. Domain-Specific Languages
  12. Java Interoperability
  13. Concurrency
  14. Testing with Kotlin
  15. Android Applications
  16. Web Development with Ktor
  17. Building Microservices

Aleksei Sedunov has been working as a Java developer since 2008. After joining JetBrains in 2012, he’s been actively participating in the Kotlin language development focusing on IDE tooling for the IntelliJ platform. Currently, he’s working in a DataGrip team, a JetBrains Database IDE, carrying on with using Kotlin as the main development tool.

LinkedIn Profile: Aleksei Sedunov

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