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Why Bother with Kotlin - Not Just Another Language Tour



Justin Lee starts by looking at the layout and syntax of Kotlin projects. He then moves to a more in-depth discussion on how these new language features combine to present a compelling new alternative to the Java source language. He looks at a few "big ticket" features of the language and its ecosystem that do more to distinguish Kotlin than mere syntax sugar alone can provide.


Justin Lee is a Java Champion and Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat. He has been programming in Java since 1996. He has worked on virtually every level of the application stack from database drivers all the way to application servers and front-end interfaces.

About the conference

Software is changing the world. QCon empowers software development by facilitating the spread of knowledge and innovation in the developer community. A practitioner-driven conference, QCon is designed for technical team leads, architects, engineering directors, and project managers who influence innovation in their teams.

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Oct 10, 2018