8 key Kotlin features that give it an edge over Java – JAXenter

Kotlin, the much-hyped programming language that almost became the most credible and complete alternative to Java for Android app developers is still in the debate and discussion across developer forums. Well, ever since it was unveiled in 2011 as the open-source programming language for general purposes, the graph of popularity and attention continued to soar higher. The biggest draw for Kotlin is that it offers all the goodness of Java while it comes without most of its shortcomings. That’s precisely why it is said to have the edge over Java. 

From simple, clean and stripped of code and syntax to an array of sophisticated and developer-friendly features like data classes, null safety, operator overloading, and many others, Kotlin in many regards has been the most efficient programming language so far. But comparing with Java is a big thing, as it is the new entrant in comparison to the decades-old, expansive Java ecosystem spread across millions of apps and websites. But still, these eight features can convince you that Kotlin is ahead of the curve of Java.  

Data classes

Any Java developer is acquainted with the model class they need to create for getters and setters. This is where Kotlin looks utterly different as app developers now can do away with the complexity by merely adding data in front of the class, which will work as the model class. This model class without any getters and setters will be able to reach out to the members