Kotlin Crash Course

Elena van Engelen - Maslova

SKU: 9789355516305



ISBN: 9789355516305
eISBN: 9789355517197
Authors: Elena van Engelen - Maslova
Rights: Worldwide
Edition: 2024
Pages: 572
Dimension: 7.5*9.25 Inches
Book Type: Paperback

Kotlin Crash Course is a fast-paced, hands-on introduction to Kotlin, preparing readers to build robust applications efficiently using the latest language features and best practices.

The book is divided into comprehensive chapters that cover key Kotlin programming topics such as object-oriented and functional programming, collections, concurrency, and unit testing. Each chapter takes a learning by doing approach, focusing on practical projects rather than solely theoretical knowledge. This strategy improves knowledge retention by simulating real-life experiences, allowing students to apply concepts in practice as they learn them. Furthermore, the book is interwoven with an abundance of best practices obtained from industry experience. This approach ensures that even beginners can gain seasoned insights and apply their knowledge confidently to real-world challenges.

By the end of this comprehensive course, you will not only possess a strong foundation in Kotlin programming but also the practical skills to build real-world applications, including REST APIs and serverless applications leveraging Kotlin's cloud capabilities.


  • Understand Kotlin concepts and best practices.
  • Apply what you learn in eight engaging interactive projects.
  • Build real-world applications, including REST APIs and serverless deployments.


  • Understand Kotlin syntax and basic coding conventions.
  • Master object-oriented and functional programming concepts.
  • Utilize Kotlin’s collection framework effectively.
  • Implement concurrency and parallelism with coroutines.
  • Build robust applications with best practices.
  • Develop diverse applications, including REST APIs and serverless solutions.


This book is suitable for students, programmers from other languages, Java developers, back-end developers, full-stack developers, and mobile developers. The book is appropriate for both new and experienced programmers wishing to acquire or refresh their Kotlin skills.

  1. Discovering the Power of Kotlin Programming
  2. Kotlin Syntax and Basic Coding Conventions
  3. Setting up the Development Environment 
  4. Fundamental Building Blocks of Kotlin
  5. Object-oriented Programming
  6. Kotlin Collection Framework
  7. Scope Functions
  8. Functional Programming
  9. Exploring Delegation Design Pattern
  10. Concurrency and Parallelism
  11. Unit Testing in Kotlin
  12. Building a Simple REST API
  13. Building Event-Driven Cloud Native Serverless Application
Elena is an expert software engineer with 24 years of experience in software engineering. She holds a BSc in Computing and an MSc in Software Engineering. She specializes in Kotlin, Event Driven Architecture, Cloud native applications, Serverless cloud, microservices, DevOps, and Infrastructure as Code. She has extensive experience in cloud platforms, including AWS, Google Cloud, and Azure, and holds various certifications for AWS and Azure. Currently, she works as a Kotlin Tech Lead. Embracing the “we build it, we run it” philosophy, she strongly believes in DevOps. As a proud mother of two, she balances her demanding career with the joys and responsibilities of family life.

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