Build production-grade web apps from scratch – without using frameworks – with Kotlin on the Java platform. You’ll learn how to use and compose libraries, how to choose between different libraries, and the benefits of explicit and straight-forward code, vs. the implicit magic, conventions, and inversion of control you often see in frameworks.

The book teaches the Kotlin language by building production-ready Kotlin code. You’ll gain a deep understanding of the idiomatic use of the Kotlin language along with knowledge of how to apply Kotlin in production-grade web apps. The book also bridges the gap between building from scratch and using existing frameworks. For example, you’ll learn how to integrate Spring Security-based authentication in web apps written from scratch, so you can leverage existing tooling in your organization without having to take on the entire Spring framework.

The first section of the book sets up the base structure of your web app, su …