Kotlin is a general-purpose, statically typed programming language developed by JetBrains. The developers of Kotlin focused on simplifying the code and increasing transparency. They have created a modern, concise, and safe programming language that facilitates faster development and minimizes chances of making mistakes.
There are several advantages with Kotlin and one is that it is easy to learn. This is especially true you already know Java – Kotlin is fully interoperable with Java, which means that you can use Kotlin code alongside Java code in the same project, and you can call Java code from Kotlin and vice versa.
Kotlin is concise, which means that you can write code more efficiently, with fewer lines of code required to express the same logic as in Java and it is is expressive, which means that it is easy to read and understand, and it makes it easier for developers to communicate their intentions through code.
Kotlin is safer, with features such as null safety built into the language, which helps to prevent common programming errors and it has good performance, with code that runs as fast as Java code.
This programming languange is easy to use and can help developers to write more efficient and reliable code. Kotlin is widely used to develop server-side applications, Android applications, and much more. It is constantly growing its popularity, especially after Google named Kotlin an official language for Android in 2017. Some of the well-known companies that use Kotlin today include Google, Amazon, Netflix, Uber, Foursquare, Trello, Coursera, and JetBrains.
Cegal and Kotlin
Developers at Cegal have positive experience using Kotlin for application development in various projects. It has proved to be a good and effective alternative to other programming languages.