What is Kotlin?
Get started with Kotlin ~ First of all, what is Kotlin? and for what purpose do people use it.
Kotlin is a cross-platform, general-purpose, statically typed programming language.
Kotlin is designed to fully properly work with Java, and its JVM version of its standard library rely on the Java Class Library.
Programming language Kotlin is an official mobile delopment language on Android, and is supported by Google. Since Android 3.0 was released in October 2017, Kotlin has been an alternative to the standard Java compiler.
Android Kotlin compiler lets user to target between Java 6 or Java 8 compatible bytecode. Users are allowed to choose between these 2 bytecode for their own use and purpose.
Who created Kotlin?
Project Kotlin was unveiled by JetBrains in July 2011. The project was developed for a year as a new language for the JVM.
One of the mentioned goals of Kotlin is to compile “as quickly as” Java. And in February 2012, Jetbrains released Kotlin open sourced under the Apache 2 license.
Why should I learn and get started with Kotlin?
Overall Kotlin is a good language, and has been used by many professional developers. But whether it is the most mainstream language used today, we can not say.
There are a lot of factors which determines the popularity of a language. You just have to bet on it and take your chances ASAP.
Learning Kotlin is particularly easy to do. It would be easy for you to learn Kotlin, if you have already known Java. Kotlin is a language that is tool-friendly, not strange to remember that it is developed by JetBrains. A company known for its great development tools for the professionals.
Kotlin improves the quality of your apps through safety features designed to reduce bugs and system failures in overall.
It has a strong type of system based on null-safety. This means that every variables can’t be null, thus minimizing errors while still in compile-time stage before handing it out to users.
Use with existing Java Libraries
Kotlin is 100% interoperable with Java, so you can migrate your project from Java to Kotlin very easily. You won’t have to stop using Java, you can just use both!
You are given a way to add functionality to an existing classes (Including Java classes) without having to fully rewrite it to Kotlin.
So what are you waiting for? get started with Kotlin right away!
The programming language that I specialize in is Java, because I think Java programming language is more universal and of course because I like it regardless of any reason.