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.
The first edition of Realm Report is here — this quarterly publication aims to dive deep into the geography of mobile. According to their predictions, Kotlin will overtake Java in December 2018. Let’s find out if/why you should drop Java and give Kotlin a shot.
When we talk about Android app development, we immediately think of Java. But should we? Manish Patel explains 10 reasons why we should all think about switching over to Kotlin instead.
Google recently declared Kotlin as a first-class language. This increased visibility means everyone is looking at this programming language. Here, Dmitry Jemerov explains some tips and tricks for dealing with basic syntax, classes, and more in Kotlin.
Want to learn Kotlin Native? This JVM-free tutorial from Juan Medina shows you step-by-step how to create and run Kotlin Native.
The second milestone release for Kotlin 1.2 was announced less than a week ago but now it’s time for Kotlin 1.1.4 to shine. Read on to find out what’s new and what has been improved.
What’s better than Kotlin? Serverless, perhaps? If you can’t decide between the two, here’s a tutorial for you.
Kotlin might play in the big leagues now but this is surely not a unanimous decision. Although this programming language caught the attention of TIOBE and RedMonk, the road to success is paved with challenges. One of them is Stack Overflow.