Google has already expressed several times that they don’t have anything against Kotlin, and that they’re not preventing us from using it while the compiler still generates valid bytecode.
But many people is still waiting for an official support, something that could never happen.
While we wait until that moment though, I thought it would be nice to know what the Google Developers Experts for Android think about it.
If you hadn’t heard about it, Google Developers Experts (GDEs) is a program that recognizes outstanding developers the effort to be a reference on the field they are involved in.
I contacted some of these Android Experts (the list is huge!), and I got answers from 17 of them. Thanks a lot for being so nice and taking your time to answer!
I’ve just asked them to tell us a bit about them, and what they think about Kotlin. The answers are obviously unmodified, so you will find voices for and against (or not so for) the language.
I really hope this helps you form an idea of how Kotlin is being a game changer, and that, at least, is a language to take into account if you are an Android developer.
Without further delay, here it is the opinion of our GDEs in no particular order:…