The lightweight Java and Kotlin web framework Javalin is updated on a regular basis, and this year’s first minor release is version 3.7. It offers additional features such as rate limiting and brings back a function you may have used in previous versions. Let’s take a closer look.
The TIOBE Index for December 2019 reaffirms the status quo. Java, C, Python, C++, and C# are all doing well, with no major changes in their ranking. As predictions for 2020 roll in, one language, in particular, has been receiving a lot of attention. While Kotlin is not in the top 10 (or even the top 20) on the TIOBE Index’s rankings, it should be in every mobile dev’s toolkit.
Every Monday, we take a step back and look at all the cool stuff that went down during the previous week. Last week we glimpsed the future of Kotlin, learned about a tool to use reactive programming with SQL databases and saw how AI and ML help in a smart city. Let’s take a closer look.
Kotlin is enjoying its moment in the sun as it grows in the Android dev ecosystem. But what does the future hold? Recently, JetBrains discussed the future of the language and what we can expect in Kotlin 1.4 and beyond. As the annual KotlinConf wraps up, let’s look towards the future and see what improvements we can expect to arrive and what its current goals are.
IntelliJ IDEA 2019.3 has been released with many new features for users of the Ultimate and open source versions. The team worked on providing a faster startup time and reduced memory consumption to all users of the IDE, while Ultimate users receive additional features.
Java and Kotlin go hand in hand, especially when it comes to Android development. Kotlin version 1.3.60 just released and it contains a number of new updates and a few enhancements, including tooling improvements for debugging and Gradle scripts, a new worksheet mode for IntelliJ IDEA, improved error messages, and a preview of some Kotlin 1.4 features.
Javalin is a lightweight web framework with optional asynchronous mode for both Java and Kotlin. It runs on top of Jetty using only a few thousand modest lines of code and makes creating a REST API easy. The latest November addition brings us to version 3.6.0, with two new features, and a few cleaned up bug fixes and changes.
Looking to replace Java with another language? The hype for Kotlin is on a steady incline, due to many of its features tackling Java shortcomings. In this article, you will find out about some of the key Kotlin features that may have you switching your main programming language. For instance, how is the power of Kotlin’s immutability harnessed?
In the Android development community, usage for Kotlin continues to grow, especially since its introduction as a preferred language by Google in 2017. So, which language should you choose for developing your app for Android? This article goes over some of the benefits that developing in Kotlin has over Java.
Python is fit for a king. A report from IEEE Spectrum shows that Python reigns in the enterprise, web, and embedded programming landscapes. Where does Java fit into the rankings? Although Java holds down the fort as the top mobile programming language, C is not far behind, and Kotlin has been moving up the ranks as more and more Android developers turn to it for their mobile dev needs.
September is upon us! The sun is still shining, but the mornings have a chill in the air. Don’t worry though, we’ve got something to keep you warm on your way to work – the 10 hottest posts from the last month. Let’s take a closer look.
The latest version of Kotlin arrives with a new time measurement and duration API preview, tooling improvements, plans for an improved Java to Kotlin converter, various debugging improvements, and more. Come check out the latest versioning and see what other news Kotlin has been keeping up its sleeve lately.
Every Monday, we take a step back and look at all the cool stuff that went down during the previous week. Last week we saw some great video content from JAX DevOps 2019, a short history of Kotlin, and learned how to start working with Kubernetes and Docker. Let’s take a look.
The rise of Kotlin has been meteoric, and a new report sheds some light on Android developers’ preferences. In this article, we take a look at the recent history of Kotlin and trace its growth over the last couple of years, look at the state of Kotlin today, and then look briefly to the future. Will Kotlin eat more of Java’s share or will Java remain king of the hill?