Kotlin & Android: A Brass Tacks Experiment, Part 1

“One topic that’s been gaining popularity over the past year in the world of Android development is the Kotlin® language for the JVM from JetBrains. JetBrains is the same crew who created IntelliJ Idea, which is the foundation for Android Studio. Kotlin takes aim at the age and perceived uncoolness of the Java® language with fresh and popular language features. I imagine that the crew at JetBrains imagines it could potentially become a replacement for Java® programming for all kinds of development on the JVM. Because it’s 100% inter-operable with the Java language, you can choose to use as much or as little Kotlin in your project as you like. And because it has a relatively small standard library, it’s suitable for development on mobile devices with limited resources…”