Topic: kotlin

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

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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

premium The rise of Kotlin

New programming languages are created every year, but seldom do they gain the attention of developers like JetBrains’ Kotlin has over the last couple of years. Kotlin is a general-purpose, statically typed programming language designed for the Java Virtual Machine, Android, browsers and native solutions. It was created by JetBrains’ language designer Andrey Breslav and … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Developing Android Apps using Kotlin, Pluralsight’s Q&A feature, and Algorthimia’s new enterprise AI funding

Google is partnering with Udacity to create Developing Android Apps with Kotlin, a free online course designed to teach developers how to build Android applications using Android Jetpack and the programming language Kotlin. It covers the why and how of Android Jetpack components such as Room for databases, Work Manager for background processing and the … continue reading

Android reveals updates focused on developer productivity

At Google I/O this week, the Android team revealed updates and changes aimed at making Android developers more productive. The future of Kotlin First, the team announced that they will be putting more of a focus on making Android development Kotlin-first. This means that new Jetpack APIs and features will be offered in Kotlin and … continue reading

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