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Interested in Kotlin? Are you a practitioner?

Kotlin is a statically typed language that runs on JVM that may compile to JavaScript source code or use the LLVM compiler infrastructure. Since then, it’s grown exponentially in popularity. In 2017, Google officially backed Kotlin as the official language for Android.

And that's just the beginning! Join us here at Kotlin Town and be a part of the evolution of this exciting new language. 

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Kotlin is a statically typed language developed by a small JetBrains team in St. Petersburg, Russia that runs on the JVM.  The open-source community is growing quickly, and everyone is invited: novices, hobbyists, industrialists, and experts alike!

Kotlin Features:

  • less verbose than Java
  • can be compiled to JavaScript or run on an LLVM
  • introduces null safety to prevent runtime NPE
  • tool friendly with any IDE or CLI
  • backwards compatible with existing Java projects and libraries
  • supported by a global community 

Our objective here is to provide a friendly forum to meet fellow programmers and exchange ideas about Kotlin as we grow together. 

Here is an extensive list of links to Kotlin projects, libraries and other resources 

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Kotlin Thursdays: Introduction to Android and Kotlin

Kotlin Thursdays: Introduction to Android and KotlinAs I near the end of the first season of Kotlin Thursdays I wanted to introduce another fun project I wanted to say thanks for sticking with me as…Continue

Started by Amanda Hinchman-Dominguez Jul 6.

Kotlin Thursdays: Kotlin and Spring Boot

Kotlin and Spring BootThis week we examine Kotlin and Spring Boot.  In the past, I've worked frontend for Spring JPA, but this is my first time working with pipelining a framework from the…Continue

Started by Amanda Hinchman-Dominguez Jun 8.

Kotlin Thursdays: Introduction to TornadoFX Part 2

Kotlin Thursdays: TornadoFX Part 2Last week, we started our neighborhood cat scheduler application. I will be switching this series to occur on Thursdays, given the craziness in my personal life!…Continue

Started by Amanda Hinchman-Dominguez Jun 1.

Some cool Kotlin features... 1 Reply

Magnus wrote an article that points out many good Kotlin features. A lot of people I know are in agreement! Do y’all have anything to add?…Continue

Tags: magnus, codetown, kotlin

Started by Michael Levin. Last reply by Amanda Hinchman-Dominguez May 24.

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