Building in Intellij IDEA

This program is relevant for building your first "hello world" and first sample kotlin apps.  However, once you have even hello world running, it is recommended now to move to gradle for building, even when building with Intellij. The topics for this page: Introduction: why use Intellij at all. The Roles on an IDE What… Continue reading Building in Intellij IDEA

Kotlin code sharing among platforms

When you try to deal with the across platform codes, you need to solve 2 things, one is what to share, the other is the architecture of how to share the code. Different languages have different techniques to the second problem, but in Kotlin, you can use multiplatform projects to share the code.  With kotlin… Continue reading Kotlin code sharing among platforms

Building: No need with python?

Yes, building is needed with python.  Python normally uses an environment build approach which allows the developer to run code without noticing a build, and simple programs even when shared can seem to need no build.  To get started with programming with python, you just don't notice builds, although usually they become important later.  But… Continue reading Building: No need with python?

Starting with gradle, creating a simple build.gradle

(note: proof edits pending) Gradle a very well known building tool, originating in JVM world, but spreading to wider and wider use. A building tool is designed to automate workflows, particularly for building programs but in fact can automate any workflow iincluding building, linting, testing, pushing and much more to make your life easier. Sometimes… Continue reading Starting with gradle, creating a simple build.gradle

Gradle with Intellij: Using build.gradle

When first opening a kotlin project that has a gradle configuration, If you haven't installed gradle, check the following tutorial to install it: https://gradle.org/install/ Open Intellij: Open: If Intellij is already running: From "File" menu, click "Open" If Intellij is not already running: Choose "Import Project" Select the build.gradle from the project you want to open Click "Open as… Continue reading Gradle with Intellij: Using build.gradle