Short Bytes: At I/O 2017, Google announced that it’s adding Kotlin programming language’s support in Android. Kotlin, which solves many pain points of Java, has been gaining momentum in recent past. Apart from being open source and featuring full Java interoperability, other best features of Kotlin make it something a programming enthusiast must know.
Keeping in mind the increasing demand for Kotlin programming language after the recent Google I/O, here is some interesting information that you’ll find useful:
Must know features of Kotlin programming language
1. Kotlin is open source
First and foremost, Kotlin in an open source programming language. This statically typed language was built by Jetbrains, who are also makers of IntelliJ IDE. Apart from being an open source programming language, Kotlin doesn’t ask much when it comes to converting existing Java code, it happens with a single-click tool. But, if you wish to learn Kotlin from the scratch, there’s great and cost-effective beginner course available on Udemy.
2. Full Java Interoperability
One of the best features of Kotlin programming language is its deep interoperability with Java, which is bound to attract more Java developers to learn Kotlin. It runs on the JVM and uses Java libraries and tools. It offers backward compatibility for Java versions 6 and 7.
3. Kotlin compiles to JVM bytecode or JS