Lesson 2: Installation of Kotlin using IntelliJ IDEA

Lesson 2: Installation of Kotlin using IntelliJ IDEA

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Kotlin is a fairly new programming language developed by JetBrains and lately is taking flight thanks among other things like being the second programming language officially accepted by Google for the Android platform.

Currently when we compile with Kotlin a program is generated JVM (Java Virtual Machine) code that must be interpreted by a Java virtual machine.

As it generates an intermediate code for the Java virtual machine, programs in Kotlin can interact easily with libraries encoded in Java.

Topic: Installation of Kotlin using IntelliJ IDEA

Kotlin being a new language introduces many features that are not present in Java and facilitate the development of programs more secure, concise and compatible with the Java platform.

The Kotlin project does not close only to the development of mobile applications for Android but to develop applications server and other platforms.

In order to work with Kotlin we must install:

  • First we must download and install the JDK (Java Development Kit), the steps to download and install we can continue here.
  • The most widespread development environment for development in Kotlin is the IntelliJ IDEA
    We can download the Community version which is free.
    After knowing all the features of Kotlin we will use Android Studio to develop mobile applications.

Topic: Installation of Kotlin in IntelliJ IDEA

IntelliJ IDEA Installation

Once the IntelliJ IDEA file is downloaded, we will execute it for installation:

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Installation of Kotlin using IntelliJ IDEA

We can leave by default the installation folder and other configuration data:

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Installation of Kotlin using IntelliJ IDEA

Now from the Windows options menu we can start the IntelliJ IDEA development environment:

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The first time we run it asks if we want to import some previous configuration (we chose not):

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Topic: Installation of Kotlin using IntelliJ IDEA

Also this first execution allows us to select the color of the development environment (light or dark), here we press the button for the rest of the configuration to do it by default:

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Now if we have the screen that will appear whenever we need to create a new project or open other projects:

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