Kotlin is a statically typed language whose syntax is more expressive and concise. Kotlin has been adopted by Google as a first-class language for developing Android apps. Since then, Kotlin has gained a huge popularity worldwide among developers due to its highly appreciable features, which you'll be learning in this course. If you're a developer who wish to build Android apps in an easy and effective way then migrate to Kotlin with this much effective course.
In this comprehensive 4-in-1 course, you will learn step by step the basics of Kotlin and will be ready to take the plunge into a more advanced stage. This learning path teaches you how to easily build Android applications using the Kotlin-Android extension plugin. You will also learn how to style your application, publish it on Google Play Store, and make it available to the world. It is a seamless blend of text, videos, code examples, and assessments that will help you, master Kotlin for Android development efficiently as you progress.
This training program includes 4 complete courses, carefully chosen to give you the most comprehensive training possible.
The first course, Learn Kotlin Programming, begins with showing you how to set up Kotlin environment and install Intellij IDEA to write Kotlin code. You will then dive into the basics of Kotlin such as variables, data types, string templates, expressions, null values, and loops. You will also explore object-oriented programming aspect such as interfaces, Kotlin classes and will be able to write functions in Kotlin. Next, you will learn functional programming in Kotlin using Lambdas and higher-order functions. Finally, you will explore the collection framework and perform operations such as filtering and sorting using predicates and flatMaps in Kotlin.
The second course, Kotlin for Android Developers, starts off with introducing you to Android Studio where you will build your first application in Kotlin. You will then delve into the Kotlin Toolbox for Kotlin-Android extensions. You will also see the comparison between classes and functions, and control flow and loops. Next, you will understand how Kotlin fixes Java's drawbacks such as verbosity and null safety. Finally, you will learn how to build a Stock Trading app entirely in Kotlin while comparing some parts with Java to ease the transition.
The third course, Applied Kotlin for Android Application Development, starts off with explaining some of the things that makes Kotlin stand out such as inline functions and null safety. You will then learn about Anko, a Kotlin library library which makes Android application development faster and easier.You will understand how Anko makes your code clean and easy to read and smoothest out the rough edges in the Android SDK for Java. You will also publish the app you built during the course to get an overall end-to-end experience of Kotlin Android application development.
The fourth course, Android App Development with Kotlin, will help you master Kotlin and build effective Android applications. This course teaches you how to easily create Android applications using the Kotlin-Android extension plugin. You will then learn how to implement Kotlin features such as Object-oriented features, companion objects, and Kotlin classes in your Android applications. You will also learn how to style your applications, publish it on Google Play Store, and make it available to the world.
By the end of this Learning Path, you will be proficient in using Kotlin for Android application development.
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Yusuf Saber is an Android developer with over 5 years of professional experience. Yusuf earned his Master's degree in Computer Engineering from Ryerson University in 2011 and started his career as a .NET developer before quickly turning to Android. He has worked for a large range of Android apps, from social to multimedia to B2B and more!