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Kotlin 1.2.30 is a new bugfix and tooling update for Kotlin 1.2. Let’s take a look at what’s in this update.
On February 5th, Android Developers announced the preview of Android KTX, a set of extensions designed to make your Kotlin coding for Android as smooth as a summer’s sail.
There’s a new library in town! Arrow is a functional companion to Kotlin’s Standard Library. Let’s have a look at some of the major features in Arrow.
Trend Micro has detected a malicious app which seems to be the first developed using Kotlin. Swift Cleaner, a utility tool which cleans and optimizes Android devices “is capable of remote command execution, information theft, SMS sending, URL forwarding, and click ad fraud.”
Something old, something new. Kotlin and C are the two candidates that have what it takes to become the programming language of the year, according to the latest TIOBE index. The winner will be announced next month but, in the meantime, let’s see why Kotlin deserves to win.
The Kotlin Team AMA is over now but it’s been quite the ride. There were over 600 comments and the list of people from the Kotlin team grew bigger and bigger until there were 12 persons answering users’ questions. Let us know what your highlights are in the comments section.
Kotlin 1.1.60, a new bugfix and tooling update for Kotlin 1.1. adds experimental support for incremental compilation in Kotlin/JS Gradle projects —its aim is to significantly reduce build times during development. But that’s not all! We’re taking a closer look at this update.
The availability of the first Technology Preview of Kotlin/Native which compiles Kotlin directly to machine code was announced six months ago and now we have a sneak peek at the IDE support. JetBrains’ choice for Kotlin/Native is CLion, their IDE for C and C++; CLion 2017.3 EAP is now available for download.
Javalin is a very lightweight web framework for Kotlin and Java and it has just reached a very important milestone: 1.0.0 stable is ready. The good news about Javalin is that there are very few “Javalin-concepts” you have to learn.
RebelLabs’ Developer Productivity Report 2017 showed that Kotlin is the most beloved programming language and they’re not wrong — as it turns out, Stack Overflow measured programming languages’ popularity and reached the same conclusion. Coincidence? Perhaps not.
We’ve been talking about Kotlin’s first-class status for the past five months — and now that Android Studio 3.0 is here, it’s possible to add Kotlin to your project. This is not the only highlight of the latest Android Studio release —support for Java 8 language features has been improved, there’s an Android Plugin for Gradle 3.0.0 and the list goes on.
It’s time for a new Beta release! Kotlin 1.2 Beta2 brings compiler performance improvements, as well as numerous improvements regarding multiplatform projects support, mainly in IDE, but not only.