Kotlin game coding for beginners: Learn to make games using the Kotlin programming language.
Android is the most popular mobile operating system in the world and Kotlin has been declared by Google as a first-class programming language to build Android games. By the end of these quick tutorials you will be ready to take on your first game projects.
These tutorials work perfectly in conjunction with these beginner Kotlin projects on Android
Here is my list of beginner Kotlin tutorials that will take you from having no prior programming experience to understanding Kotlin in-depth and set you up to be able to code my Kotlin Space Invaders game on Android. The tutorials are arranged in a logical order, starting with the basics and gradually building up to more advanced topics. Feel free to skip ahead if you are already comfortable with some topics. Here are the tutorials:
Introduction to Programming Concepts
This tutorial introduces fundamental concepts of programming such as variables, data types, control flow, and basic algorithms. It provides a foundation for understanding programming principles. Here is the Introduction to programming concepts with a Kotlin twist.
Introduction to Kotlin
This tutorial gives an overview of Kotlin as a programming language, its features, and its benefits compared to other languages. It covers basic syntax and demonstrates how to set up a Kotlin development environment. Here is my Introduction to Kotlin.
Kotlin Basics: Variables and Data Types
This tutorial focuses on variables, data types, and type inference in Kotlin. It explains how to declare variables, assign values, and perform basic operations. Kotlin variables and types.
Kotlin Basics: Control Flow
This tutorial covers control flow structures such as conditional statements (if, else) and loops (for, while) in Kotlin. It demonstrates how to make decisions and repeat code based on conditions. Kotlin control flow, loops, and conditions.
Kotlin Functions and Scope
This tutorial explains how to define and use functions in Kotlin. It covers function parameters, return types, and scope of variables. Read the Kotlin functions tutorial.
Kotlin Collections and Arrays
This tutorial introduces Kotlin collections and arrays. It covers lists, sets, and maps, and demonstrates common operations such as adding, removing, and iterating over elements.
Object-Oriented Programming in Kotlin: Classes and Objects
This tutorial delves into the object-oriented programming (OOP) paradigm in Kotlin. It explains how to define classes, create objects, and use properties and methods. It also covers concepts like inheritance and polymorphism.
Object-Oriented Programming in Kotlin: Interfaces and Abstract Classes
This tutorial focuses on interfaces and abstract classes in Kotlin. It explains how to define interfaces, implement them in classes, and use abstract classes to create reusable code.
Error Handling and Exception Handling in Kotlin
This tutorial discusses error-handling techniques in Kotlin. It covers exceptions, try-catch blocks, and how to handle and propagate errors effectively.
Kotlin Lambdas and Functional Programming
This tutorial introduces functional programming concepts in Kotlin. It covers lambdas, higher-order functions, and functional operators like map, filter, and reduce.
File I/O and Working with External Data
This tutorial demonstrates how to read from and write to files in Kotlin. It covers file handling, streams, and various techniques for working with external data.
Introduction to Kotlin Coroutines
This tutorial introduces Kotlin coroutines, a powerful asynchronous programming concept. It explains how coroutines can simplify concurrent and asynchronous programming tasks.
Kotlin Advanced Topics: Generics and Type-Safe Programming
This tutorial explores advanced topics such as generics and type-safe programming in Kotlin. It covers generic classes, functions, and how to leverage the type system for safer and more flexible code.
Testing in Kotlin: Introduction to Unit Testing
This tutorial provides an introduction to unit testing in Kotlin. It covers frameworks like JUnit and demonstrates how to write effective unit tests for Kotlin code.
Kotlin Best Practices and Code Organization
This tutorial presents best practices for writing clean and maintainable Kotlin code. It covers code organization, naming conventions, documentation, and common pitfalls to avoid.
By following this sequence of tutorials, you should be able to get started on the Kotlin Space Invaders project.