Functional Kotlin
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Functional Kotlin

About the Book

This book is about functional programming features in Kotlin. It first covers the essentials, and then it builds on them: it presents important and practical topics like collection processing, function references, scope functions, DSL usage and creation, and context receivers.

This position is perfect for developers who know the basics of Kotlin and want to learn well a bit more advanced features. It is a natural continuation of Kotlin for developers: Essentials.

It is based on the second day of the Kotlin for developers workshop and serves as one of the official workbooks for the workshop.

If you are interested in paperback, you can purchase it here.

About the Author

Marcin Moskała
Marcin Moskała

Marcin Moskala is an experienced developer and Kotlin trainer. He is the founder of the Kt. Academy, Kotlin GDE, an official JetBrains partner for teaching Kotlin, and author of the books Effective Kotlin, Kotlin Coroutines, and Android Development with Kotlin.

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Table of Contents

    • Introduction
      • Who is this book for?
      • What will be covered?
      • The Kotlin for Developers series
      • Code conventions
      • Acknowledgments
    • Introduction to functional programming with Kotlin
      • Why do we need to use functions as objects?
    • Function types
      • Defining function types
      • Using function types
      • Named parameters
      • Type aliases
      • A function type is an interface
    • Anonymous functions
    • Lambda expressions
      • Tricky braces
      • Parameters
      • Trailing lambdas
      • Result values
      • Lambda expression examples
      • An implicit name for a single parameter
      • Closures
      • Lambda expressions vs anonymous functions
      • Exercise: Function types and literals
    • Function references
      • Top-level functions references
      • Method references
      • Extension function references
      • Method references and generic types
      • Bounded function references
      • Constructor references
      • Bounded object declaration references
      • Function overloading and references
      • Property references
      • Exercise: Inferred function types
      • Exercise: Function types and literals
    • SAM Interface support in Kotlin
      • Support for Java SAM interfaces in Kotlin
      • Functional interfaces
    • Inline functions
      • Inline functions
      • Inline functions with functional parameters
      • Non-local return
      • Crossinline and noinline
      • Reified type parameters
      • Inline properties
      • Costs of the inline modifier
      • Using inline functions
      • Exercise: Inline functions
    • Collection processing
      • forEach and onEach
      • filter
      • map
      • mapNotNull
      • flatMap
      • Exercise: Optimize collection processing
      • fold
      • reduce
      • sum
      • withIndex and indexed variants
      • take, takeLast, drop, dropLast and subList
      • Exercise: Adding element at position
      • Getting elements at certain positions
      • Finding an element
      • Counting elements
      • any, all and none
      • Exercise: Implement shop functions (hard)
      • partition
      • groupBy
      • Associating to a map
      • distinct and distinctBy
      • Exercise: Prime access list
      • Sorting: sorted, sortedBy and sortedWith
      • Sorting mutable collections
      • Maximum and minimum
      • shuffled and random
      • Exercise: Refactor collection processing
      • zip and zipWithNext
      • Windowing
      • joinToString
      • Map, Set and String processing
      • Using them all together
      • Exercise: Passing students list
      • Exercise: Best students list (hard)
    • Sequences
      • What is a sequence?
      • Order is important
      • Sequences do the minimum number of operations
      • Sequences can be infinite
      • Sequences do not create collections at every processing step
      • When aren’t sequences faster?
      • What about Java streams?
      • Kotlin Sequence debugging
      • Summary
      • Exercise: Understanding sequences
    • Type Safe DSL Builders
      • A function type with a receiver
      • Simple DSL builders
      • Using apply
      • Multi-level DSLs
      • DslMarker
      • A more complex example
      • When should we use DSLs?
      • Summary
      • Exercise: HTML table DSL
      • Exercise: Creating user table row
    • Scope functions
      • let
      • also
      • takeIf and takeUnless
      • apply
      • The dangers of careless receiver overloading
      • with
      • run
      • Using scope functions
      • Exercise: Using scope functions
      • Exercise: orThrow
    • Context receivers
      • Extension function problems
      • Introducing context receivers
      • Use cases
      • Classes with context receivers
      • Concerns
      • Summary
      • Exercise: Logger
    • A birds-eye view of Arrow
      • Functions and Arrow Core
      • Testing higher-order functions
      • Error Handling
      • Data Immutability with Arrow Optics
    • Final words
    • Exercises solutions
  • Notes

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