Building Spring Boot Applications with the Kotlin Programming Language
Matt Greencroft
  • Course duration: 7h 51m

As Kotlin is gaining more and more popularity, it's crucial for anyone who knows Java to expand their horizons. This video course is the perfect doorway into Kotlin.

Gustavo Gomes, Android Developer, TV App Agency
See it. Do it. Learn it! Interest in the Kotlin programming language has been soaring. Kotlin’s effortless syntax and embrace of multiple programming styles are now fully supported in Spring Boot! In the video course Kotlin with Spring, seasoned IT trainer Matt Greencroft builds on your Java and Spring knowledge as you level up with Kotlin. This all-encompassing interactive journey gets you coding as you learn with lots of practical exercises and a cool hands-on real world case study: a theater booking system! You’ll be amazed at how much more productive you are when you combine the power of Spring with the flexibility and robustness of Kotlin!


Distributed by Manning Publications

This course was created independently by big data expert Matt Greencroft and is distributed by Manning through our exclusive liveVideo platform.

About the subject

Kotlin is a modern programming language for the JVM developed by Jetbrains, the makers of the IntelliJ IDE. Besides Java, Kotlin is the only officially supported language for Android development. Fully interoperable with Java, Kotlin boasts a number of enhancements Java just doesn’t have. Say goodbye to repetitive boilerplate and null pointer exceptions and write code that’s expressive, understandable, and safe! What’s more, Kotlin allows for immutable and non-nullable variables, and you’ll be writing less code with fewer classes. Compared to other JVM languages, Kotlin is an easy transition for Java developers. And a smart one!

About the video

Building Spring Boot Applications with the Kotlin Programming Language teaches you to write clean, concise, easily maintainable Kotlin code using Spring Boot. Watch and learn as Kotlin expert Matt Greencroft explains Kotlin syntax and its automatic benefits. You’ll explore Kotlin features such as immutable variables, null-safety operators, data classes, templates, and top level functions. Then, you’ll discover the design approaches that make the most of the Spring and Kotlin combination, including using Spring Boot’s Hibernate framework and the Thymeleaf template engine.

You’ll dive into functional programming and reflection, and you’ll reinforce your learning with lots of helpful examples. Throughout the course, you’ll incorporate your new skills by building a real world theater booking system! With this value-rich visual learning experience, you’ll be more productive and—happier!—as you confidently create amazing, robust applications with Kotlin!

Prerequisites

Perfect for Java programmers with some experience with Spring Boot. No Kotlin experience is required.

What you will learn

  • Functional programming with collections
  • Creating immutable and non-nullable variables
  • How Kotlin helps you avoid null pointer exceptions
  • Exception handling in Kotlin, including custom exceptions
  • Using Spring Boot with Kotlin, including Hibernate and Thymeleaf
  • Converting existing Java apps to Kotlin

About the instructor

Matt Greencroft has been working as a professional IT trainer since 2013. His specialties are JavaEE, Android, Hadoop and NoSQL. Previously, he developed applications and websites for his clients in the business and finance sectors, many of which he still maintains.

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