Topic: kotlin

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

SD Times news digest: Kotlin 1.3.60 released, the Apple Developer App, and Google’s Advanced Android in Kotlin free online course

Kotlin 1.3.6 has been released, adding quality improvements, optimizing the comparison of ‘inline’ classes, tooling improvements and support for the Kotlin/MPP IDE experience.  According to the developers behind the language, an incremental release doesn’t bring any language changes other than minor improvements (like changing confusing error messages) or updates for experimental features (like inline classes).  … continue reading

Google focuses on modern Android development tools at Dev Summit

The Android team announced a number of new and improved releases at this year’s Android Dev Summit intended to foster “modern android development.” The announcements included optimizations for the Kotlin language, a Jetpack Compose developer preview, and the Android Studio 4.0 Canary IDE.  “We call our recommendation ‘modern Android development.’ Opinionated and powerful, for fast, … continue reading

Kotlin’s emergence: Common coding mistakes to watch for

In May 2019, Kotlin, a programming language for modern multi-platform applications, became Google’s preferred language for Android app development. As a result, many developers have shifted from using Java, the original language for building Android apps, to embracing Kotlin. According to a recent survey, 62% of developers are now using Kotlin to build mobile apps, … continue reading

Kotlin logo with Andoid mascot

SD Times news digest: New Kotlin code lab courses available, Mobile Labs launches device refresh subscription program, Tricentis and Tasktop announce OEM partner

Google introduced Kotlin Bootcamp for Programmers and Developing Android apps in Kotlin Codelab courses to help developers learn how to develop apps using Kotlin, including Kotlin-friendly APIs and API extensions.  The language interoperates with Java and is included with IntelliJ and Android Studio.  The course teaches Kotlin features such as coroutines to help developers write … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Kotlin awarded Breakout Project of the Year at OSCON, Embarcadero RAD Studio 10.3.2, and Camunda workflow engine for microservices

Kotlin was awarded the Open-Source Award for Breakout Project of the Year at the O’Reilly Open Source Software Conference (OSCON) this week. RELATED CONTENT: The rise of Kotlin “There is no doubt to us why Kotlin received this award: it’s a fast moving (but thoughtfully developed) programming language that lets you write better code, faster,” … continue reading

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