Functional web applications with Spring and Kotlin

by S√©bastien Deleuze 

Friday, 09 June 2017 16.30 @ Room 1

In this brand new talk, I will show how you can leverage Kotlin and Spring Framework 5 to build functional web applications efficiently.

I will describe gradually how you can transform your Spring Boot 1.x Java project into a Spring Boot 2.0 Kotlin project running on top of the new WebFlux functional web framework:
– Step 1: Why Kotlin and how to use Kotlin instead of Java 8
– Step 2: Upgrade to Spring Framework 5 and Spring Boot 2.0
– Step 3: Switch from Spring MVC to WebFlux and Reactive APIs
– Step 4: Use WebFlux functional API

This talk will detail the upcoming official Kotlin support introduced in Spring Framework 5 [1], and will also demonstrate a real Spring + Kotlin functional web application [2] that I built for the last 6 months for MiXiT conference.

[1] https://spring.io/blog/2017/01/04/introducing-kotlin-support-in-spring-framework-5-0
[2] https://github.com/mixitconf/mixit