# getting-started

Travis Griggs

11/09/2023, 1:14 AM
Book recommendations? I'm taking on two junior? level programmers, both with 3ish years experience as front end react developers, alongside myself, polyglot wandering in the wilderness, 😄 I'd like to add some reading material, I've been learning Kotlin/Android/Compose slowly by fits and starts. It would be nice to layer some up to date theory in that as well. Curious if anyone has any good recommendations for these subjects. The stuff you find online, is often good, but also kind of terse, lacking "big picture". And it doesn't help that things evolve a lot from year to year.


11/09/2023, 7:39 AM
I love rading books for learning, it gives you a deeper knowledge. My highlights for Kotlin: • Kotlin in Action (I'd say this is a must) • Kotlin Essentials (Great for beginners) • Effective Kotlin (When you start to get serious) And for Android: • Programming Android with KotlinModern Android 13 Development Cookbook

Oliver Eisenbarth

11/09/2023, 8:42 AM
Haven't read it, but heard that is good. Roman Elizarovs articles and KEEPs are good reads. I'd also add "Kotlin Design Patterns and Best Practices" by Alexej Soshin.

Stephan Schröder

11/09/2023, 9:57 AM
For me Kotlin in Action is the the definitive book about Kotlin! Notice the second edition of Kotlin in Action is almost done and you get the first edition (as ebook) for free.
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