Google is making Kotlin as an official programming language for Android development

WHAT IS KOTLIN?

Kotlin is a statically-typed programming language that runs on the Java Virtual Machine and also can be compiled to JavaScript source code or uses the LLVMcompiler infrastructure. Its primary development is from a team of JetBrains programmers based in Saint Petersburg, Russia.[2] While the syntax is not compatible with Java, Kotlin is designed to interoperate with Java code and is reliant on Java code from the existing Java Class Library, such as the collections framework.

The name comes from Kotlin Island, near St. Petersburg. Andrey Breslav mentioned that the team decided to name it after an island just like Java was named after the Indonesian island of Java.[3]

 

 

 

 

Google just announced that it will officially support Kotlin on Android as a “first-class”  LANGUAGE.Kotlin tools will be included with Android Studio 3.0 by default, and JetBrains and Google are pledging to support the language going forward.Kotlin is very similar to java language and also based on OOP’S Principle but Kotlin adds a much   features  and its syntax is much easier and user friendly.

 

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.

 

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