In addition to Java and C ++ , you can now develop applications through Kotlin Programming Language and Android Studio . It is a language created by JetBrains, the same team that deals with the development of the IDE IntelliJ IDEA Java IDE, which is the project that is integrated to the environment according to the dev Google. The Kotlin project started in 2011, but only in the course of 2016 was launched version 1.0.
During the conference the Californian Google also announced a new partnership with JetBrains that targets the migration of intellectual property of Kotlin in a non-profit foundation.
Currently Kotlin programming Language is released under the Apache 2.0 license, so it is a completely open source language and, according to Google, it is now a sufficiently mature system to make the development of Android applications even easier and more fun. Wanting to make a comparison, Kotlin programming Language could soon pose for the Green Robottino what Swift is for the House of Cupertino.
Kotlin programming Language is used for a long time in the development of various applications, such as for example those that allow the operation of platforms such as Expedia, Flipboard, Pinterest and Square. Support for Kotlin is available with Android Studio 3.0 preview , this IDE version should arrive early in the stable branch.
To start using Kotlin you need to download the first preview of Android Studio 3.0, you can then open an existing Java file and click the “Convert Java Kotlin File to File” option from the “Code”. The IDE will autonomously add the required dependencies and convert the source code in the corresponding Kotlin.
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