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Getting started with Ktor

Ktor (pronounced kay-tor) is an open source Kotlin framework for building asynchronous web applications. This post shows how to create a small RESTful CRUD service with Ktor. Getting started In this example we use Maven as build tool. Besides standard Kotlin dependencies we need to add the Ktor dependencies to our pom.xml: 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 ...

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Kotlin / IntelliJ quick hint: Operator navigation

This is just a quick hint if you are programming Kotlin with IntelliJ: In IntelliJ you can ctrl-click on operators to navigate to the operator definition (similar to ctrl-clicking on methods). This also works for the get operator (you can click on the [] brackets) and for ranges (you can click on the dots (..) between the start and end ...

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Kotlin infix functions

What are infix functions? If you are using Kotlin chances are high you already used infix functions. Maybe without knowing it. When calling infix functions it is possible to omit the dot and the parentheses. So instead of 1 car.move(forward) we can write: 1 car move forward Here are a few examples of commonly used infix functions in Kotlin. The ...

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Join Two Lists in Kotlin

A quick programming guide to join two lists in kotlin. Joining two lists or ArrayList can be done using List addAll() or apache commons ListUtils.union() method and show examples on each method. 1. Introduction In this article, You’ll learn how to join two lists in kotlin programming language. List api has addAll() method and apache ListUtils.union() method to add two ...

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Advanced Creation of Hamcrest Matchers in Kotlin

This article is a rewrite of an older one done in Java. This one is done in Kotlin instead. Intro Last time, I went over what a Hamcrest Matcher was, how it’s used, and how to make one. In this article, I will explain more advanced steps in the creation of Hamcrest Matchers. First, I’ll share how to make your ...

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How to Make Your Own Hamcrest Matchers in Kotlin

This article is a rewrite of an older one done in Java. This one is done in Kotlin instead. Intro to Hamcrest Matchers First things first, I should quickly explain what a Hamcrest Matcher is. When doing unit testing, the built-in assertion types that come with the testing framework are generally pretty limited. They make it very easy for a ...

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Project reactor – de-structuring a Tuple

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Tuples are simple data structures that hold a fixed set of items, each of a different data type. Project Reactor provides a Tuple data structure that can hold about 8 different types. Tuples are very useful, however one of the issues in using a Tuple is that it is difficult to make out what they hold without de-structuring them at ...

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Kotlin Data Classes: Why, What and How?

In this post on Kotlin’s data classes, we’ll take a look at how data classes are better than regular Java POJO (Plain Old Java Object) classes, and how they make our everyday lives easier. We’ll also take a look at some of the caveats of data classes. I’ve also written an article on Java vs Kotlin, if you’re interested, check ...

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Implementing multiple interfaces through delegation

In Kotlin, a class can implement multiple interfaces. This is common knowledge. A class can also use delegation to implement numerous interfaces where the implementations come from any delegated objects passed into the constructor. For example: 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 class GeneticExperiment(human: Human, animal: Animal) : Human by human, Animal by animal   ...

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