Web Hosting with Kotlin and Spring Boot
In this tutorial, you will learn how to develop and deploy a small RESTful Java app written in Kotlin that’s both secure and RESTful, as well as integrate it with a database through Spring Boot’s complex interaction support library.
The Java platform offers developers a diverse set of tools and APIs that facilitate rapid app development. These include frameworks such as Spring and Java EE that make enterprise-level app development simpler; as well as features designed to increase developer productivity such as data access security, server-side technology abstraction and server side technology abstraction.
Kotlin is an evolving language which is becoming more and more widely adopted within Java’s ecosystem, rapidly growing its adoption rate and usage. Kotlin was designed by JetBrains – creators of IntelliJ IDE – to address issues with Java’s verbosity while making large scale application development simpler for developers.
Kotlin makes creating powerful websites and APIs easy with its high-level DSL for HTTP protocols and request processing, making Kotlin an ideal candidate for building web-based applications such as websites. Furthermore, there are various libraries and frameworks that extend its capabilities further for building web apps; Ktor and Jooby HTTP libraries provide examples.
Spring Boot and Kotlin pair together beautifully to build powerful and scalable Java applications, making both languages popular choices for writing backend services for mobile apps. In this article, we’ll use them both together to develop a simple yet efficient app using Okta OIDC authentication library.