Kotlin - developer-friendly alternative to Java
Kotlin is a general-purpose, statically typed programming language that runs on the Java virtual machine. JetBrains developed it, and the first stable version was released in 2016. What distinguishes Kotlin software development? The language combines elements of functional, imperative and object-oriented programming. It is successfully used by Pinterest, Netflix, Trello and Evernote.
Kotlin’s popularity boom began in 2017 when it was announced as the official programming language of Android at the Google conference. From then on, Kotlin began to push Java out of emerging projects, and on the job market, more and more offers for Kotlin developers began to appear.
Why use Kotlin for app and software development?
Kotlin’s key advantages are:
Where can Kotlin be used?
Because Kotlin is the official language of Android, its primary and natural application is app development services for the Android platform. Kotlin also works well in developing:
Kotlin app development
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Why use Kotlin for application development?
Clarity and security:
code written in Kotlin is meant to be as simple and short as possible. It is also safer, as less code means fewer chances for errors to occur.
Numerous development facilities:
in Kotlin, you will find numerous facilities like default attribute values, data classes (storing data and direct access to it), delegates or references by name.
Ease of implementation:
if you want to code in Kotlin, you can seamlessly call Java code from Kotlin and vice versa. This means you can start using Kotlin in your existing project immediately, building on your current Java code.
Kotlin has been continuously expanding since its release. By adding functional tools and integrating them with Android Studio, Kotlin has become the primary environment for Android developers in many software houses and digital companies. Google statistics indicate that over 60% of the top 1000 apps in the Play Store are written with the help of Kotlin.
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