The Kotlin community has always been the greatest source of inspiration for our team. We aspire to make the life of every Kotlin developer better, and we do our best to listen to all your feedback. With the increasing demand for more Kotlin-related video content, we would like to draw your attention to the Kotlin YouTube channel. It will help you connect with other Kotlin enthusiasts, stay up to date with what we are doing in the Kotlin team, and learn new skills from the comfort of your couch.
The Kotlin YouTube channel was launched on January 18, 2021, and has since grown to have more than 9 thousand subscribers, who can expect a new video every week. Over these 2 and a half months, we have introduced a multitude of formats, including pre-recorded videos, live webinars, and a bi-weeikly video podcast.
Here is a short summary of all of the series and formats that are currently available:
In this series you will learn how Kotlin and Spring work hand-in-hand to make you more productive while building server-side applications. Together with Anton Arhipov you will build a simple service with a database and extend it to try different Spring APIs. All the episodes are accompanied by code samples, so it will be easy for you to follow along and start using Kotlin to build Spring applications.
During our webinars, experts from different companies explain how to use Kotlin for a variety of purposes and answer questions during Q&A sessions. Speakers from JetBrains, VMware, Confluent, and Oracle have covered reactive programming, asynchronous applications with the Ktor framework, building microservices with Helidon, and other aspects of using Kotlin for server-side development. There are also special tracks on competitive programming and Kotlin for education, and more webinars are still to come! Subscribe to take part in the webinars and ask your questions during the live Q&A sessions! Recordings of these events will be also available after on the channel.
Learn about the features you get out of the box with Kotlin! If you know how to wield it, the Kotlin standard library is a powerful tool that can help you solve problems more effectively and be more expressive in your code. Together with Sebastian Aigner, we go through the useful functionality the standard library in Kotlin has to offer. In the process, we together unearth some hidden gems that could come in handy the next time you write Kotlin code.
Since 2017, the Talking Kotlin Podcast has been the place to hear from people of different backgrounds and specializations about how they use Kotlin. Following its move to YouTube, Sebastian Aigner has joined Hadi Hariri as a co-host and we have already had conversations about the present and the future of Kotlin with its new project lead, Roman Elizarov, and about Kotlin Multiplatform with John O’Reilly. In each episode we are joined by interesting guests who offer insights into their experiences of using Kotlin in a variety of exciting fields.
In this series of videos, Kate Petrova will show you how to use Kotlin Multiplatform Mobile for developing apps for iOS and Android from a single codebase. You will start by creating a simple application and proceed to look at a typical KMM-project structure. After learning the basics of KMM, you will see how to use it in real projects and understand how to make the process of developing cross-platform mobile apps with Kotlin Multiplatform efficient and enjoyable.
Plans for the future
We’re not stopping there. We’re exploring additional formats that will allow us to provide even more Kotlin content for you to enjoy. We have plans to bring more people from the team to the channel and organize special video events dedicated to certain milestones in the language. For example, we plan to do something special for the upcoming Kotlin 1.5 release.
As we continue to develop the official YouTube channel for Kotlin, we would like to pause for a moment to say thank you to everyone who inspired us to make all of this happen. We love reading your comments under the videos, and we continuously strive to make the channel better and provide content that you, our community, will find helpful. Please leave your ideas for a new series here, or under any of our videos, and we’ll do our best to bring them to the channel.