Every month, we take a look back at our top ten most clicked topics. Last month was packed full of exciting stories, interviews, and new releases: We welcomed the new versions of Visual Studio Code and Node.js, looked into trending programming languages and GitHub projects, and highlighted seven important JVM arguments.
Join Sébastien Deleuze, a Spring Framework and Reactor committer at Pivotal, for a live coding session. He will show you how to transform from a Spring Boot application created with Java to a Kotlin application. Discover how to use Coroutines in Spring and take your Spring Boot apps to the next level.
Slashdata’s Developer Economics report examines data from over 17,000 developers from around the world. See what devs think about open source, the rise of Kotlin for mobile programming, and what emerging tech is trending.
Duolingo has joined the list of companies switching their Android application code from Java to Kotlin. Duolingo’s developers found that by changing the code base to Kotlin, they reduced the line count by 30% on average, and up to 90% in some cases.
The first preview for the next major version Kotlin 1.4 has landed! In Kotlin 1.4-M1, we can take a peek at the new features, including a new backend for Kotlin/JS and evolutionary changes in the standard library. Additionally, the new type inference algorithm is now set as default.
Kotlin 1.3.70 has arrived. The incremental release for the JVM programming language comes with a number of updates and experimental features—from faster debugging to customizable color schemes and an updated machine learning model for code completion in IntelliJ IDEA.
Kotlin-logging is a lightweight logging framework written in pure Kotlin. It wraps SLF4J (Simple Logging Facade for Java) with additional Kotlin extensions. While we wait for the release of Kotlin 1.4, let’s take a quick look at this wrapper and how it expands upon plain SLF4J, and what alternatives exist for Android development.
We compared two current survey reports to find out about this year’s top three Java IDEs, frameworks, build tools and the most popular JVM languages. And, of course, the surveys conducted by Snyk and JRebel didn’t miss out on asking about the most used Java versions. The winner was no surprise, but what reasons speak against migrating?
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.