Programming Kotlin: Create Elegant, Expressive, and Performant JVM and Android Applications ペーパーバック – 2019/10/1
Programmers don't just use Kotlin, they love it. Even Google has adopted it as a first-class language for Android development. With Kotlin, you can intermix imperative, functional, and object-oriented styles of programming and benefit from the approach that's most suitable for the problem at hand. Learn to use the many features of this highly concise, fluent, elegant, and expressive statically typed language with easy-to-understand examples. Learn to write easy-to-maintain, high-performing JVM and Android applications, create DSLs, program asynchrony, and much more.
Fire up your favorite IDE and practice hundreds of examples and exercises to sharpen your Kotlin skills. Learn to build standalone small programs to run as scripts, create type safe code, and then carry that knowledge forward to create fully object-oriented and functional style code that's easier to extend. Learn how to program with elegance but without compromising efficiency or performance, and how to use metaprogramming to build highly expressive code and create internal DSLs that exploit the fluency of the language. Explore coroutines, program asynchrony, run automated tests, and intermix Kotlin with Java in your enterprise applications.
This book will help you master one of the few languages that you can use for the entire full stack - from the server to mobile devices - to create performant, concise, and easy to maintain applications.
What You Need:
To try out the examples in the book you'll need a computer with Kotlin SDK, JDK, and a text editor or a Kotlin IDE installed in it.
Dr. Venkat Subramaniam is an award-winning author, founder of Agile Developer, Inc., and an instructional professor at the University of Houston. He has trained and mentored thousands of software developers in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia, and is a regularly invited speaker at several international conferences. He's the (co)author of multiple books, including the 2007 Jolt Productivity award winning book Practices of an Agile Developer.
- 出版社 : Pragmatic Bookshelf (2019/10/1)
- 発売日 : 2019/10/1
- 言語 : 英語
- ペーパーバック : 434ページ
- ISBN-10 : 1680506358
- ISBN-13 : 978-1680506358
- 寸法 : 19.05 x 2.36 x 23.5 cm
- Amazon 売れ筋ランキング: - 435,194位洋書 (の売れ筋ランキングを見る洋書)
He often gives examples of the "bad" way to do something, and the "good" way to do something, often going to pains to make his "bad" code *especially* bad - by by making it overly sloppy, and poorly written. You can't use code you've written badly to show how another language is "better".
What really annoys me about this book, is stuff like the following:
"... but if you feel the urge to create a mutable list, call a helpline so they can convince you not to."
He, of course, makes no effort to explain why using a mutable list could be (or, in his opinion, *is*) bad. Not does he offer examples of when you might *need* to use a mutable list.
I tried reading this book twice, somehow making it 85 pages in just to throw it down on my desk saying "f- off".
I've already started the process to return this drivel. Don't expect to *learn* anything from this book. The official Kotlin docs are much better 🙄
Note: I am still reading this book, not done yet, once I am done, will update the review.
Update: after reading more of it, the writer style is very boring, though still can get the required information if you can survive it. removing one more start, since I started to hate it.