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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. 

Website: http://kotlinlang.org/
Members: 6
Latest Activity: Nov 18, 2019

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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 resourceshttps://kotlin.link/ 

Discussion Forum

Coroutine-First Android Architecture w/ Rick Busarow

Chicago Kotlin User Group x Android ListenersHosted at GrubHub, July 17Coroutines are the new hot stuff, and right now they’re being added to lots of libraries. But what if you don’t want to use an…Continue

Tags: Kotlin

Started by Amanda Hinchman-Dominguez Jul 20, 2019.

Coroutine-First Android Architecture w/ Rick Busarow

Chicago Kotlin User Group x Android ListenersHosted at GrubHub, July 17Coroutines are the new hot stuff, and right now they’re being added to lots of libraries. But what if you don’t want to use an…Continue

Tags: Kotlin

Started by Amanda Hinchman-Dominguez Jul 20, 2019.

Kotlin Thursdays - Networking in Android and Kotlin

We have an existing Android Avocado Facts application created in an …Continue

Tags: #networking, #android, #kotlinthursdays, #kotlin

Started by Amanda Hinchman-Dominguez Apr 11, 2019.

Kotlin Thursdays - Introduction to Functional Programming Part 2

ResourcesHigher-Order Functions and Lambdas:…Continue

Tags: #functionalprogramming, #kotlinthursdays, #kotlin

Started by Amanda Hinchman-Dominguez Apr 11, 2019.

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