Kotlin: A New Hope in a Java 6 Wasteland

“Java 8 was released last year adding lambdas, streams, and many other language improvements. Java 9 is already in the works, but with over half of Android devices stuck using Java 6, will we ever get to use a modern language?

In this talk from Droidcon NYC 2015, Michael Pardo introduces Kotlin: a statically typed JVM language backed by JetBrains. With features like lambdas, class extensions, and null-safety, it aims to be concise, expressive, and highly interoperable — a powerful addition to your Android tool belt…”