Kotlin is what Java 9 should have been if it was written from scratch. The goal of this session is to introduce audience to Kotlin programming language. The session is mostly live coding demo based on small programming problems written in Kotlin. It starts with “hello world” and continues to more complex examples ending with […]

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Konstantin Bulenkov gives us a briefing on everything new with IntelliJ IDEA, and why JetBrains decided to go down the road of building a C# IDE. We also chat about newly GA in-house JVM language Kotlin, and why the company believes it provides a more efficient substitute for Java in some cases. Filmed at Devoxx […]

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After a long and winding road to development, pragmatic JVM and Android newcomer Kotlin 1.0 is officially GA. The open source progeny of Java IDE supremo JetBrains (it was developed on GitHub under the Apache 2.0 Open-Source license), Kotlin has been cooking since 2010, and as you’d expect, runs seamlessly on the company’s signature Java IDE, IntelliJ IDEA. […]

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By Antonio Leiva We Android Developers have a difficult situation regarding our language limitation. As you may know, current Android development only supports Java 6 (with some small improvements from Java 7), so we need to deal every day with a really old language that cuts our productivity and forces us to write tons of […]

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It’s been a busy year for JetBrains, and they’re drawing it to a close by officially welcoming more JVM languages to the IntelliJ IDEA family. With IntelliJ IDEA 15 making its GA debut earlier this month, Kotlin has officially been welcomed to the fold, along with a number of feature enhancements and better coding assistance. […]

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*Update: Since the time of publication, JetBrains have contacted us to say that conditions and pricing are not final. Expect further updates on this later this week.  The Java community was hit with a double whammy of surprises last week. The first shock came in the form of an announcement from JetBrains that the vendors […]

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By Simon Maple The month of December provided Virtual JUG members, vJUGers, with great insight from language creators, product leads and advocates about what else is available for them to use outside of the Java language, but remaining on the JVM. We’ve touched the topic of alternative JVM languages multiple times now. The Java Tools […]

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By Ivo Mägi At Plumbr we have spent the last month building the foundation for future major improvements. One such building block was the addition of the unique identifier for JVM in order to link all sessions from the same JVM together. While it seemed a trivial task to start with, the complexities surrounding the issue […]

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Svetlana Isakova talks at Devoxx 2013 Kotlin is a statically-typed JVM-targeted programming language developed by JetBrains. One of its major goals is to provide developers with safer and more concise language than Java while keeping simple enough for industrial use. So far, so good. But can we somehow assess these qualities? Famous “Java Puzzlers” series […]

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