The Best Android Books for Learning Kotlin

At Google I/O 2017, Google announced that Kotlin is an official language of Android. Many Android developers have already switched to using Kotlin exclusively. But how do developers learning Kotlin? Here are some of my favorite Kotlin books.

Kotlin for Android Developers (Leanpub, $23.99)
New to Kotlin? Desiring to switch from Java to Kotlin? I recommend this book because it’s concise, informative and to-the-point.

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Bringing more than a decade of software engineering experience, Daniel Malone is Editor at androidEveryday. An Austin native, Daniel is often found reading technical books, blogging and creating YouTube tutorials. When not working, he likes to listen to pop hits on Google Play Music.

Android RecyclerView Tutorial (Part 1)

  • Most apps contain lists of data using RecyclerView.
  • In this tutorial, use ConstraintLayout and Kotlin to display a list of data.

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findViewById() in Kotlin

  • As you may have discovered, findViewByid() is no longer needed.
  • Kotlin adds the ability to directly access Views.

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Android Architecture Components Tutorial: ViewModel + LiveData

  • Use Kotlin to build a basic Android app using Android Architecture Components.
  • As part of Jetpack, LiveData and ViewModel support a MVVM app architecture.

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Android SharedPreferences Tutorial in Kotlin

  • Use SharedPreferences to store simple data in Android Studio projects.
  • It's good for storing small amounts of data

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Cleaner Architecture for Android Apps

  • Clean Architecture for Android can help developers prepare for change.
  • But app developers can't possibly know what will change.

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Android RecyclerView with Kotlin – Part 3

  • In part three of this series, finish creating the RecyclerView.
  • Use onBindViewHolder to display data.

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Android RecyclerView with Kotlin – Part 2

  • Create the entire RecylerView for our UsersAdapter.
  • Continued from part 1, where we set up the Android Studio project.

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Android and RxJava: Using a Single

  • Use RxJava's Single class when the expected type is either a success or error.
  • It's only slightly different from Observable.just(), which we discussed in the last article.

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Android and RxJava: Getting Started

  • The powerful library RxJava can help developers build better apps.
  • See how to use Observables and Observers in this tutorial.

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Android RecyclerView with Kotlin - Part 1

  • Oftentimes, developers need to display a list of some sort of data.
  • Whatever type of data is displayed, you should use a RecyclerView.

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Display Sample Data when Creating a RecyclerView

  • Android Studio's default RecyclerView preview lacks sample data.
  • Adding sample data can be helpful for debugging.

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