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Intermediate Kotlin for Android Developers

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Overview

Get acquainted with Kotlin—the concise, fun language that is supported by Google as an Android development language. Learn about its efficiencies and power in Android development.

Kotlin is now officially supported by Google as an Android development language. If you're an intermediate developer interested in learning more about Kotlin, this course can help you get acquainted with this concise, fun language by learning about its efficiencies and power in Android development. The course begins with a general overview of what Kotlin has to offer, and then dives into a discussion of extension functions and properties, including how to leverage the Kotlin Android Extensions plugin. It also explains how to work with Anko, and provides an overview of some of the library's main artifacts: commons, layouts, and coroutines. To wrap up, the course covers how to work with collections.

Syllabus

Introduction
  • Welcome
  • What you should know
  • Using the exercise files
  • Review the starting app
1. Kotlin Overview
  • What Kotlin has to offer
  • Benefits of Kotlin on Android
  • Quick look at syntax
  • Review nullability
  • Understanding lambdas
2. Extension Functions and Properties
  • Working with extensions
  • Create an extension function
  • Access extension functions from Java
  • Common Android extension functions
  • Kotlin Android Extensions overview
  • Kotlin Android Extensions advanced
3. Incorporating Anko
  • Anko overview
  • Anko commons: Basics
  • Anko commons: Design and support.v4
  • Anko layouts: Basics
  • Anko layouts: Create a custom component
  • Anko layouts: Style component views
  • Anko layouts: Use a custom component
  • Anko layouts: Listeners
  • Anko layouts: Anko Support plugin
4. Advanced Anko
  • Coroutines overview
  • Anko coroutines: Launch basics
  • Anko coroutines: Launch advanced
  • Anko coroutines: Async
  • Anko coroutines: Listeners
  • Anko coroutines: Suspending functions
5. Working with Collections
  • Nullability and collections
  • Read-only and mutable collections
  • Arrays
  • Collection operators: Filtering
  • Collection operators: Mapping
  • Collection operators: Aggregating
Conclusion
  • Next steps

Taught by

Annyce Davis

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