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Kotlin Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide

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Kotlin is a statically typed programming language designed to interoperate with Java and fully supported by Google on the Android operating system.

 

Based on Big Nerd Ranch's popular Kotlin Essentials course, this guide shows you how to work effectively with the Kotlin programming language through hands-on examples and clear explanations of key Kotlin concepts and foundatio

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Kindle Edition, 384 pages
Published July 13th 2018 by Big Nerd Ranch
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Stefan Kanev
Dec 22, 2019 rated it liked it
Meh.

It’s an OK introduction to the language, but it suffers from two main problems.

First, it tries too hard to be beginner friendly. You have to suffer through some really obvious stuff that could have taken sentences, not paragraphs. Explaining some features more fully would have been preferable.

Second, the sample code is just horrible. Instead of picking up a few tried-and-true examples to showcase language features, it’s just nonsense. Worse, there is some continuity from chapter to chapter i
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Evil Threads
May 06, 2020 rated it liked it
The dungeons and dragons theme was a little bit uninteresting but the authors did a great job explaining the material and its' chapters are laid out in a way that makes it easy as a go to during development when I need the answer to something regarding the language.
Grigory
I guess it's OK.

But as others pointed out, it's trying too hard to be beginner-friendly, so, for example, there's only one chapter dedicated to Android development - practically the same amount as to how if/else statements or loops work.
Dmitry Bezverkhiy
Mar 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
Good introduction and useful for understanding extension functions
Akin
Jun 20, 2020 rated it it was ok
Hard to read, simple and far from real world examples, no repository, eventually make no sense to continue the book
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