Entries by Gabriele Tomassetti

Kotlin Mega Tutorial

A Productive and Pragmatic Language A programming language is usually designed with a specific purpose in mind. This purpose can be anything from serving a specific environment (e.g, the web) to a certain paradigm (e.g. functional programming). In the case of Kotlin the goal is to build a productive and pragmatic language, that has all […]

Kotlin when: A switch with Superpowers

There are two kinds of innovation: new perspectives that changes how we look at things and pragmatic improvements that changes how we do things. Kotlin is full of these pragmatic improvements, getting its user a language that just feel good to use. One of the most useful improvement, especially if you come from Java, is […]

Introduction to Coroutines: What Problems Do They Solve?

Problem Solution Simplify Callbacks Coroutines Get results from a potentially infinite list BuildSequence Get a promise for a future result Async/Await Work with streams of data Channels and Pipelines Act on multiple asynchronous inputs Select The purpose of coroutines is to take care of the complications in working with asynchronous programming. You write code sequentially, […]

Why Kotlin Is The Best Language For Android Development

Kotlin is the first language officially supported by the Google for Android development other than Java itself. This alone is a significant accomplishment and a clue that Kotlin is a good language for Android. Another good sign is the reception of Android developers themselves to the announcement. In this article we are going to explain the […]