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Kotlin for Java Developers

Kotlin for Java Developers

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The Kotlin programming language is a modern language that gives you more power for your everyday tasks. Kotlin is concise, safe, pragmatic, and focused on interoperability with Java code. It can be used almost everywhere Java is used today: for server–side development, Android apps, and much more. Kotlin is 100% compatible with all existing Java frameworks, and has good tooling support. It’s a pragmatic language with a very low learning curve, and can be quickly grasped by Java developers. Kotlin code might be compiled not only to JVM bytecode but to JavaScript and Native code as well, but this course is focused on Kotlin/JVM. This course aims to share with you the power and the beauty of Kotlin. We’ll have a basic overview of the language, as well as a discussion of many corner cases, especially concerning Java interoperability. The course is based on your Java experience; it shows the similarities between the two languages and focuses on what’s going to be different. Note that this course won’t cover the programming fundamentals. We’ll discuss: basic syntax, nullability, functional programming with Kotlin, object–oriented programming with Kotlin, the power of the Kotlin standard library, and Java interoperability. At JetBrains, code is our passion. For …

Instructor Details

Svetlana Isakova has worked on the Kotlin language at JetBrains. She’s co-authored the books 'Kotlin in Action' and 'AtomicKotlin' and now is a Developer Advocate, where she spends her time teaching Kotlin and speaking at conferences worldwide.

Specification: Kotlin for Java Developers

Duration

19 hours

Year

2018

Level

Intermediate

Certificate

Yes

Quizzes

No

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    Adam S

    Nice introduction to Kotlin language with all its crucial features. I’d be happy if I wasn’t so busy and had more time for homeworks :–) Otherwise one week is sufficient.

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    Vladimir L

    Concise introduction to Kotlin. Challenging exercises. Some digging may be required to understand what is needed to accomplish a task.

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    domak89

    Very good course. The only annoying part is that there are no solution videos for week 3 and 4 assignements.

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    Morten O

    Very informative and interesting course. Requires a solid background in programming, and even though some assignments could be explained a bit better as not all of us has a background in maths (hint: permutations), the videos are excellent, both in quality of production and content. Thumbs up!

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    David M H

    Great course for those coming from a strong Java development background. This course is very information–dense and respects the developer’s time by assuming students are experienced Java developers. Because Kotlin is a JVM language, language features and implementation are explored using Java as a point of reference. The projects are driven by unit tests and are well–structured.

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    Jonathan F

    Great course, learned a ton, well worth the price!

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    Cornelis A S

    Excellent course. Good build–up and pace. The assignments are useful and fun as well.

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    Denis S

    Great course to get quick grasp of Kotlin while working with Java

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    Carlos E T D

    Excelente curso, muy detallado y con gran explicacion de lo sencillo a lo avanzado

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    Joseph S

    Nice Course, Complex assignment for newcomer to java, BUt its really good!

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    Erick A A T

    excelente curso te detalle como funciona el lenguaje Kotlin.

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    Anton A

    Thanks very much, Svetlana and Andrey for that course! It would be useful to add video solutions for the last task at week 5 to compare my implementation with one of the possible solutions proposed by the teacher

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    Hamza A K

    It was a really good course for Kotlin. As an Android developer I’ve learned so many new features which I can use now.

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    Muhammad F

    The course was very well organized. The instructor clearly explained not only the language features but also how they work under the hood. Thanks a lot, Coursera for giving me this opportunity.

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    Rohit A

    I found the course really helpful in building understanding of Kotlin being already familiar with Java.

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    Vladyslav S

    Very well structured projects, user–friendly EduTools plugin, interesting and useful tasks. Really nice course

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    Daniel M

    Explanations were great (if not a bit brief), but assignments were really extra complicated and at times, vaguely explained. Sometimes, it would take hours to understand things, only to have a different explanation in the forum and accomplish it in minutes.

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    Vikrant K

    Course was great with explanations and examples. Although I had lot of trouble submitting assignments with Edu tool on Linux.

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    Yousef O K

    Good stuff

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    Gustavo F

    nice

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    Andre T d C

    Very engaging and stimulating course! Can’t wait to the next one about Kotlin.

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    Thierry C

    The course was very clear and incremental. i appreciated the pace between videos, quiz, playground and assignments.

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    Karol N

    Nice course not only about Kotlin but also about writing easy to read code

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    Jim Z

    The course provides a very practical way to learn Kotlin. I think its coding practises and assignments are very challenging, but I have learnt a lot from it.

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    Nickson K

    4.5 Stars. Excellent course, some sections go out of their way to show how Kotlin is different from Java… maybe I wasn’t so keen to learn about differences rather than just having fun with Kotlin.

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    Abhay A

    Exercises were very good.

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    Christian

    just great

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    Mensur Q

    Svetlana is one of the best instructors I have ever seen!

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    Hamza A

    Excellent and good knowledge

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    Prakash R

    Good for new learners

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    Seyid A

    Very good course for Java Developers with lots of examples, easy explanations and interesting assignments. After finishing the course, I feel like I have a good knowledge of Kotlin and can use it in future projects.

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    Giorgio M

    I literally cannot understand what’s she is saying half of the time. It’s extremely frustrating and I do not recommend this course. I switched to a free bootcamp course on Udacity and hoping that’ll be better.

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    Vasileios K

    Excellent course with essential material, great small questions and to the point assignments. Highly recommended!

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    Antonio R

    For people coming from a pure Java background, this course does a good job of covering quite a lot of topics playing to Kotlin’s strengths and motivation for use. One can see the instructors have quite a firm grasp on the overall knowledge domain (as expected given they are part of the team of language creators). The text and speech of it does look like it requires a bit of a review, with the subtitles (I believe auto generated) got themselves in quite a bit of a tight spot, with multiple misses in words used which was case for quite a lot of replaying certain bits of video while trying to understand what was said. Exercises wise, there was a hard balance struck there. Some of the exercises presented during the ongoing video presentation did a good job in exposing some of the functionalities that were being presented. Coming to programming assignments, however, this is a bit lost, with the emphasis being more on implementing the requested functionality with not much guidance provided on whether the correct language constructs are being applied, mainly towards the final two weeks of course. When a person has no firm grasp on these functionalities, it does serve to demotivate a bit.

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    Jihed A

    Awesome course packed with content and very well designed exercises! It was a pleasure to complete it! Thanks a lot to Svetlana and Andrey for this perfect intro to Kotlin for Java developers. Can’t wait for the followup courses!

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    Tobias A

    Very nice integration of the practical exercises using IntelliJ IDEA EduTools. Well done JetBrains!

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    Dominik H

    Great Course experienced some bugs with uploading the solution

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    Mehdi

    This is a great course where you will learn a lot. Some tasks are challenging and fun to resolve. I definitely feel that Kotlin is a great language to learn and this course is really ideal if you starting Kotlin. I highly recommend

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    Dizzer S

    Als kompletter Neuling in Kotlin, aber mit reichlich Erfahrung mit Java und PHP, finde ich diesen Kurs gut. Ich finde die Sachen sind ausreichend erklart. Dass die Videos so kurz gehalten sind (5–8 Minuten) macht es einfacher, mitzufolgen und danach zu verarbeiten. Die kurzen Programmieraufgaben zwischendurch oder auch die Fragen zwischen den Videos tragen zu dem Verstandnis sehr viel bei!

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    Mykhailo V

    nice

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    md. g r t

    I started coding in Kotlin a few months back. And to give myself a comprehensive and detailed foundation in Kotlin I decided to complete this course of Coursera provided by Jetbrains. I must say this is an excellent course, packed with relevant content and useful hands–on Kotlin exercises with great feedback based on Coursera provided unit tests. Looking forward to more Coursera courses from JetBrains.

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    Nemanja S

    Great course, I learned a lot!

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    Vitor V

    I had some difficult to understand instructor’s english, but the content was awesome.

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    WANE K D

    This is amazing. A learn a lot and the power of the lotin language. Then i will use kotlin to develop Android application.

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    Kardashov F

    awesome

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    John M

    Tremendously enjoyed the course and the assignments!

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    Oscar G

    Essential course to start developing using Kotlin. Even if you already have experience, it helps consolidate concepts and avoid bad practices.

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    Riadh M

    Good course. Tests are hard but interesting. Thank you for the excellent effort doing this course.

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    yohan m

    great contents, I really love this course, jetbrains guys are the right ones to introduce us into kotlin, I found the assignments kind of complicated to accomplish in 5h, sometimes it takes much more time because you need no dig a lot into videos and kotlin official documentation to fulfill the requirements, but at the end of the day the provided tests helps a lot to create the solutions in a TDD way, Great work!

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    Yuri S

    I learned many concepts and fundamentals that will be useful for me to stand out in a job interview regarding the Kotlin language, such as: The history of Kotlin Variables Functions Named and default arguments When In checks and ranges Exceptions Extensions Kotlin nullable types Kotlin functional programming The material was very good and helped me a lot throughout the course. Continue providing high quality courses 🙂

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    Mohammad J

    I would like to thank #JetBrain #Coursera and faculties whose give me opportunity to learn Kotlin, here I learn lost of new thing which are very helpful for me.

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    Stefan Z

    I learned a lot about Kotlin from this course. This course talks about the features of the language such as extension functions, safe casts, data classes, etc; it also teaches a lot of useful techniques to use this language in its proper functional manner. I highly recommend this course to those who have experience with Java and would like to add a new direction to their skills. It is a major plus that this course is taught directly by the creators of Kotlin themselves.

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    Eduardo Luis S S

    While the content of the course goes into a lot of detail I found it a bit disappointing in terms of the questions asked in the lessons and the assignments. When covering the material, the questions asked most of the time aim very edge cases and don’t add up to what’s been learned. Sometimes it’s difficult to follow the lesson, being a mixture of new concepts and the difficulty to understand the teacher. The last assignments are very hard, not because of the language itself but because we have to work out difficult algorithms that are not what we are learning. I think the questions and assignments should go hand in hand, and this fact makes it very hard to continue with the course and pass the assignments.

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