Web Development with Kotlin
- Familiarity with Git
- Basic SQL and Docker knowledge is also useful
In this course, we'll build a microservice using Kotlin programming language and Ktor framework, then deploy it to Heroku.
The microservice will be for a cat hostel. You'll be able to add new cats, remove and list them.
Because as long as you know how to implement basic operations, you can build it any kind of service you may need: supermarket orders, auction items, taxis, you name it. So, why not cats?
Modern, productive and highly pragmatic language
Generics that actually make sense
Highly concurrent: Kotlin uses coroutines on top of best-in-class JIT provided by the JVM, that makes it one of the most efficient and concurrent languages nowadays
Rich ecosystem: be it PostgreSQL, Kafka or RabbitMQ, the most solid libraries are written for the JVM. And Kotlin is able to make use of all of them
Why this course?
There are many good tutorials and books about Kotlin programming language nowadays. But most of them make the assumption that you're either and Android developer or at least familiar with Java programming language and its ecosystem.
This course make no such assumptions. If you're and experienced PHP, Python, Ruby or NodeJS developer, with zero Java knowledge, this course was build with you in mind.
What you need to know:
Familiarity with Git. I’ll provide you with a link to the relevant branch on GitHub after most of the videos, and I’ll show you commands that I use, but I won’t dive deep into what they do.
Basic SQL and Docker knowledge is useful, but not mandatory.
What this course covers:
Basics of Kotlin programming language
Dependency management with Gradle
Ktor web framework
Testing with Kotlin
Working with databases using Exposed DSL
Running Kotlin inside Docker container and Docker Compose
Deploying Kotlin to Heroku
Exposing GraphQL API with Kotlin
What this course doesn't cover:
Building UI in Kotlin
Each of them is a large topic by itself, and I wanted to keep this course as focused as possible, so you’ll be able to produce a working and well tested application in an hour or two.
Who this course is for:
- Web developers that want to learn Kotlin
- Backend developers that are interested in doing TDD with Kotlin
- 02:14Java Ecosystem
- 02:48"Hello World" in Kotlin
- 03:04Dependency management with Gradle
- 05:44Ktor Web Framework
- 04:46Refactoring for Tests
- 04:07Basics of Testing in Kotlin
Solutions Architect at Depop.
Authored two Udemy courses: "Pragmatic System Design" and "Web Development with Kotlin".
Author of "Hands-on Design Patterns with Kotlin" book.
Coauthor of "97 Things Every Java Programmer Should Know" book.
Open Source contributor: Vert.x, Smali2Java.
Conference speaker. Amateur barista.