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Google makes Kotlin a first-class language for writing Android apps

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    OFFICIAL Android Programming Language KOTLIN announced by Google within Developer Conference Google I/O 2017. This is for the first time of Android OS history.





    Kotlin as a language has a lot of similarities to Java in structure — it's object oriented and statically typed, and designed for similar problems Java solves. But because it's a clean slate in many ways, Kotlin adds a lot of nice-to-have features, a much cleaner syntax, ideas from functional programming, and other enhancements over Java.

    Unlike the Swift programming language, which was an internal Apple project and then open sourced later, Google won’t own Kotlin. The language will continue to be developed and supported by JetBrains — the company is partnering with Google to set up a nonprofit Kotlin foundation to shepherd the language. Kotlin will also continue to target other platforms: the language is designed to run as native code on iOS and Macs, and also compiles to JavaScript for web development.

    source --> The verge
     
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