Kotlin already looks like a tool that is going to improve productivity significantly. We anticipate that it is definitely going to reduce the pain points faced by Java developers. Here is why we think Kotlin will be the next big thing for the Java community.
Now that IntelliJ IDEA 2016.2, JetBrains’ second update planned for this year, has been released, it’s time for IntelliJ IDEA 2016.2.1 EAP. This EAP build updates the bundled Kotlin plugin version to 1.0.3. Stay tuned for more updates!
This year’s Java Tools and Technologies Landscape Report takes a look at the trends and patterns in the JVM, analyzes the data and makes predictions about the way the JVM landscape will look like in the next few years. We talked to Simon Maple, Head of Developer Advocacy at ZeroTurnaround, about the results of this report and what the numbers mean for developers.
This year’s Java Tools and Technologies Landscape Report takes a look at the trends and patterns in the JVM, analyzes the data and makes predictions about the way the JVM landscape will look like in the next few years.
Kotlin 1.0.3 is here! This release is more about bug fixes, tooling improvements and performance boosts and less about groundbreaking features, but this doesn’t make it any less significant. Let’s see what’s new!
Each Monday we take a step back and analyze what has happened in the previous week. Last week we met two high-profile Java EE Guardians, we witnessed the marriage between Kotlin and Gradle and we learned why the Bitcoin price continues to fluctuate.
The idea of having a Kotlin-based approach to writing Gradle build scripts and plugins was enticing enough to convince the JetBrains team and the Gradle team to concoct a way to get the best of both worlds. And this is how Gradle Script Kotlin was born.
Each Monday we take a step back and analyze what has happened in the previous week. Last week we watched Bitcoin blow all expectations and Blue Ocean reshape Jenkins’ user experience and we got excited about Go 1.7. Kotlin is once again gaining momentum and Hadoop-as-a-Service got us thinking. But that’s not all folks!
In this article, Java champion Lukas Eder invites readers to have a serious look at some Kotlin language features that we should have in Java as well.