Topic: kotlin

Kotlin 1.4 now available with quality and performance improvements

JetBrains has released the latest version of Kotlin. For Kotlin 1.4, the team focused on quality and performance of the language and its tooling. This release includes over 60 performance fixes. One performance enhancement is that files open much faster and content is highlighted faster. According to the team, content will appear highlighted 1.5 to … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Git 2.28.0, Kotlin 1.4.0-RC, and Digital.ai’s VSM partner program

The latest update of Git is now available.The update brings a new ‘init.defaultBranch’ feature as well as changed-path Bloom filters, which are a huge boon for performance in lots of Git commands, according to the team.  Starting in Git 2.28, ‘git init’ will instead look at the value of ‘init.defaultBranch’ when creating the first branch … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Perforce Software acquires Methodics, Android basics in Kotlin, and TileDB’s round of funding

Perforce Software announced that it acquired Methodics, a provider of intellectual property life cycle management and traceability solutions for enterprises. Perforce explained the acquisition will help it expand its DevOps portfolio. “The semiconductor and embedded software design markets continue to expand, especially as they serve growing AI, automotive, cloud, and IoT markets,” said Mark Ties, … continue reading

Google offers pairing of gRPC and Kotlin in new open-source project

Google is open-sourcing its gRPC Kotlin project, enabling developers to pair the high performance RPC framework gRPC with the Kotlin language.  “As developers work to modernize applications, they need foundational tools that are simple and scalable,” Google software engineer Louis Wasserman and developer programs engineer Brent Shaffer wrote in a post.  The project provides Kotlin-friendly … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Kotlin 1.3.70, Google Play developer updates, and Crystal 0.34

The Kotlin 1.3.70 update was released with new functions and classes for Kotlin collections in the standard library, various improvements in the IntelliJ Kotlin plugin, and more.  It also includes faster compilation and debugging for Kotlin/Native as well as improved support for scripting in the IDE. All new functions are added to the standard library … continue reading

NativeScript 6.5 now available with experimental KotlinJS support

The latest release of the cross-platform app development framework NativeScript is now available. Version 6.5 expands the functionality of the ‘Tabs’ and ‘BottomNavigation’ components by providing means for creating them programmatically. The new release also includes new styling properties and experimental KotlinJS support. The team explained it continues to support Kotlin on the front end … continue reading

Kotlin 1.4-M1 preview released with a more powerful type inference algorithm

JetBrains has released a preview of the upcoming release of Kotlin. The Kotlin 1.4-M1 release includes a new, more powerful type inference algorithm that is enabled by default, as well as new features and language changes.  Within the more powerful algorithm, SAM conversion for Kotlin functions and interfaces allows users to pass a lambda when … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Contentful’s App Framework, Ktor 1.3, and Mozilla turns to WebAssembly to secure Firefox

Contentful has announced a new app framework to help companies move away from monolithic suites and build a digital experience stack. “We’re in a new era of digital experiences, where customers expect unique brand experiences across an increasing number of channels,” said Steve Sloan, CEO of Contentful. “Brands can’t keep up with this demand using … continue reading

Report: Kotlin becomes second most popular JVM language

Kotlin continues to grow in popularity among Java developers, a new report from Snyk revealed. In its annual JVM ecosystem report it found that Kotlin is now the second most popular JVM language.  Java still holds a large majority, with 86.9% of developers saying they use it as their main programming language for building JVM … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Apache Guacamole 1.1, Ktor web framework gets a new update, and IBM’s Cloud Annotations project

Apache Guacamole 1.1 has been announced. Apache Guacamole is a clientless remote desktop gateway. The latest release includes two subprojects, the HTML5 web application which serves the Guacamole client to users, and “guacamole-server”, the remote desktop proxy which the web application communicates with.  The 1.1.0 release also features support for dynamic image quality and for … continue reading

Roman Belov talks about using Kotlin in Jupyter notebooks at KotlinConf 2019

Kotlin’s approach to data science

JetBrains is providing new details on the current state of Kotlin tools and libraries for data science.  “How does Kotlin fit data science? Following the need to analyze large amounts of data, the last few years has brought a true renaissance to the data science discipline. All this renaissance of data science couldn’t be possible … continue reading

JetBrains provides insights into Kotlin 1.4 and beyond

JetBrains is planning “another step forward for the Kotlin ecosystem,” in the next release of the programming language. While Kotlin 1.4 is not expected to arrive until the spring of next year, the company has provided some insight into what it is planning at its KotlinConf this week. “Our vision is for Kotlin to be … continue reading

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