Kolin Multiplatform Targets NodeJS

Submitted by Dickens A S on Sat, 08/08/2020 - 12:13

Code written in kotlin will get transformed to JavaScript NPM module which can be executed directly from Node.JS

GitHub https://github.com/dickensas/kotlin-gradle-templates/tree/master/js-nodejs

Simple Kotlin code

fun main() {
   println ("hello")

The package.json which is manually created at root folder of the project

Kotlin WebAssembly WebGL Auto Stub

Submitted by Dickens A S on Sat, 05/02/2020 - 05:37

WebGLRenderingContext is a big API, it has 200+ properties and 100+ methods, writing a JavaScript stub and corresponding Kotlin stub is very difficult 

We need to write 1400+ lines of JavaScript code and 3000+ lines Kotlin code

This Kotlin gradle script provides a simple approach to auto generate the stub and also compile the generated code to .klib

Gradle Stub Code in KTS

Kotlin WebAssembly direct buffer access with UTF-16 string

Submitted by Dickens A S on Fri, 05/01/2020 - 06:07

Kotlin WebAssembly runtime provides a global JavaScript array called heap

which can be accessed if the pointer of a variable is known

The pointer and size of the variable can be determined by library methods stringPointer and stringLengthBytes

The from JavaScript the value can be updated with below logic

Kotlin Main Code

Kotlin passing string to WebAssembly

Submitted by Dickens A S on Thu, 04/30/2020 - 14:09

From JavaScript as of now we cannot pass string to WebAssembly, therefore the string will be converted to an array of bytes and kept in browser's memory object of the kotlin web assembly framework object kotlinObject

From WebAssembly by calling the JavaScript method for each character, transfer the numeric value

Then convert the numeric value to character and combine to a string in kotlin

This is achieved using below code

JavaScript: string to UTF array utlity