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Kotlin 1.3 Introduces Stable Coroutines, Contracts, and More

by Sergio De Simone Follow 19 Followers on  Oct 05, 2018

At KotlinConf 2018 in Amsterdam, Netherlands, JetBrains announced Kotlin 1.3 RC, introducing new language features such as stable coroutines, contracts, inline classes, and more. At KotlinConf, Google and JetBrains also announced their joint effort to establish the Kotlin Foundation.

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Kotlin Q&A with Christina Lee of Pinterest

by Kesha Williams Follow 4 Followers on  Oct 01, 2018

InfoQ recently sat down with Christina Lee, an Android engineer on the Core UI team at Pinterest, and discussed adoption of Kotlin at Pinterest, organizational challenges Pinterest faced during the adoption, the biggest lesson learned, helpful tips for transitioning to Kotlin from Java, and the topic of her upcoming talk, Representing State: the Kotlin Edition, at KotlinConf 2018.

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Spring Framework 5.1 Ships with Java 11 Support

by Charles Humble Follow 940 Followers on  Sep 26, 2018

The SpringOne Platform conference got underway in Washington DC this week, with a flurry of new releases and annoucements. During the Tuesday morning keynote, Juergen Hoeller, principal engineer at Pivotal and co-founder of the Spring Framework, talked about Java 8, the new Java release cadence, and the support in Spring Framework 5.1 for Java 11, which was released yesterday.

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Airbnb Open-Sources MvRx for Android App Development in Kotlin

by Sergio De Simone Follow 19 Followers on  Aug 30, 2018

MvRx (pronounced “mavericks”) helps Android developers implement common features and integrate their apps properly with the OS. MvRx is written in Kotlin and powers all Android development at Airbnb, writes Airbnb engineer Gabriel Peal.

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Kotlin on Android: Android KTX, Kotlin Bootcamp Udacity and More

by Diogo Carleto Follow 42 Followers on  Jun 06, 2018

Google recently presented a series of efforts to improve the Kotlin developer experience on the Android platform, including Android KTX, a Kotlin Bootcamp Udacity course, Lint support, and more.

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Gradle Releases Version 4.7 with Support for Java 10

by Michael Redlich Follow 16 Followers on  May 31, 2018

Gradle has released version 4.7 of their polyglot build tool with a host of new features including support for Java 10, incremental annotation processing, improved console logs, and new pre-compiled script plugins for Kotlin DSL.

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Android Studio 3.1 Aims to Improve App Development Productivity

by Sergio De Simone Follow 19 Followers on  Mar 31, 2018

The latest release of Android Studio, version 3.1, focuses on improving app development productivity and includes a new C++ performance profiler, command line support for Kotlin Lint checks, SQL code completion and improved refactoring, and more.

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Redmonk Language Rankings Sees Rapid Rise for Kotlin and Swift

by Tim Hodkinson Follow 12 Followers on  Mar 30, 2018

Industry analyst company Redmonk has published the Q1 2018 results of their quarterly programming language rankings. The top 5 are JavaScript, Java, Python, PHP and C#. Python’s position above PHP and C# is also echoed in the Stack Overflow 2018 Developer Survey. C++, CSS, Ruby and C take the next four spots, then in joint tenth place are Swift and Objective-C. Kotlin has also seen a sharp rise.

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Kotlin 2017 Roundup and 2018 Outlook

by Kesha Williams Follow 4 Followers on  Jan 23, 2018

Since the release of Kotlin 1.1 in March 2017 by JetBrains, Kotlin has made huge gains in adoption all around the world. 2017 brought many exciting announcements, and the momentum continues into 2018. InfoQ recently sat down with Hadi Hariri, the team lead for developer advocacy at JetBrains.

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SpringOne 2017 - Day 2 - Juergen Hoeller on Spring's Mission

by Victor Grazi Follow 22 Followers on  Dec 07, 2017 2

The SpringOne Plaform Conference Day 2 keynote was well organized and replete with surprises, including keynotes by SpringFramework lead Juergen Hoeller and Microsoft Distinguished Engineer - one of the Gang of Four - Dr. Erich Gamma, among many notable others.

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Kotlin 1.2 Introduces Multi-Platform Projects

by Sergio De Simone Follow 19 Followers on  Nov 30, 2017

The latest version of Kotlin makes it possible to share code for the JVM and the JavaScript platform using multi-platform projects. Additionally, it includes a number of language and library improvements, and better compiler performance.

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Kotlin Native Adds Objective-C Interop, WebAssembly Support

by Sergio De Simone Follow 19 Followers on  Nov 28, 2017

Kotlin/Native 0.4 makes it possible to build native apps for iOS and macOS, writes Nikolay Igotti, Kotlin/Native tech lead at JetBrains. Additionally, it introduces experimental support for the WebAssembly platform.

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Fresh Async with Kotlin: Roman Elizarov Presents at QCon SF

by Amit K Gupta Follow 6 Followers on  Nov 20, 2017 4

Roman Elizarov, team lead in Kotlin libraries at JetBrains, presented “Fresh Async with Kotlin” at QCon San Francisco. Elizarov demonstrated how Kotlin addresses the difficulties faced in writing asynchronous code in languages such as Java, C# and Javascript. Async code in Kotlin looks very much like the normal synchronous code that most developers are used to writing in languages such as Java.

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Kotlin Use for Android Apps is Growing, Getting More Google Support

by Sergio De Simone Follow 19 Followers on  Nov 04, 2017

In the six months since Google announced official support for Kotlin as a first-class language for Android development, Kotlin usage has more than doubled, writes Google product manager James Lau, and more than 17% of Android Studio 3.0 projects now use Kotlin.

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Spring Framework 5.0 Released

by Amit K Gupta Follow 6 Followers on  Oct 13, 2017 1

Spring Framework 5.0, featuring a new reactive web framework, was released on September 28, 2017. With this release, Spring 5.0 has its entire codebase based on Java 8 source code level. Spring 5.0 is compatible with JDK 9 for development and deployment.

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