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Kotlin

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Kotlin is a pragmatic programming language for JVM and Android that combines OO and functional features and is focused on interoperability, safety, clarity and tooling support.
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About Kotlin

fun getGreeting(): String {
    return "Hello, World!"
}

Kotlin was designed and developed by JetBrains, the company behind IntelliJ. It is a language that runs on the JVM which can target versions 6+ (including the Android platform). JetBrains wanted to use a statically typed language which can remove Java boilerplate code, provide modern functional paradigms, and had seamless two-way Java interoperability with their existing codebase. The JVM already had alternate languages like Groovy and Scala but neither fit the bill with their desired criteria, so they built Kotlin.

Kotlin syntax is similar to Scala and Swift but pulls in the best-of-breed features from other languages such as C# and Groovy. Kotlin took a pragmatic approach at features included in the language by only providing functionality that has been proven to be useful for developers. With this decision they implemented a subset of features of Scala with the intent that it will provide more maintainable code with an easier learning curve for developers looking for a "better Java".

JetBrains has a dedicated team of developers working on Kotlin with the codebase available on Github.

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Meet the Kotlin Track mentors

Once you join the Kotlin language track, you will receive support and feedback from our team of mentors. Here are the bios of a few of the mentors of this track.

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Supriya Srivatsa Twitter

I love how pragmatic Kotlin is, and the elegance it brings with it. I've worked with Kotlin on Android and backend systems, and always appreciate how concise yet expressive the language is. Always a joy programming in Kotlin!
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Sinuhe Jaime https://github.com/sierisimo

I'm a geek doing a lot of things, including Kotlin. I've using the language for 3 years now but still learning everyday
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Jacob Andersen https://github.com/simpleauthority

I've been using Kotlin for smaller projects for about a year. I find its simplicity and expressive nature very refreshing. I'm ready to help you bring your Kotlin skills to the next level.
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Will Madison https://github.com/willmadison

Passionate developer. Live long learner. Father. Geek. Frat Boy :). I've written Kotlin professionaly and it is truly a lovely and pragmatic language!
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Alex Ahern https://github.com/aahern

I work as an Android developer on one of the oldest apps in the UK Play Store. We have been using Kotlin as our primary language for around a year now, and I'd like to help others develop their skills while at the same time developing my own.
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James Landrum James Landrum

I jumped on the Kotlin train back in 2014 after learning about it being a better alternative to the awesome RetroLambda and have been a massive fan since.
Fun. Challenging. Interesting

Community-sourced Kotlin exercises

These are a few of the 84 exercises on the Kotlin track. You can see all the exercises here.

Linked List
medium
algorithms
generics
lists
Atbash Cipher
medium
cryptography
security
strings
Robot Name
medium
pattern matching
randomness
regular expressions
strings
text formatting
Yacht
easy
enums
functional programming
lists
pattern matching
Armstrong Numbers
easy
algorithms
loops
math
Passionate. Knowledgeable. Creative.

Meet the Kotlin Track maintainers

The Kotlin Maintainers are the brains behind the Kotlin Track. They spend their spare time creating interesting and challenging exercises that we can all learn from. We are incredibly grateful for their hard work. Here are the bios of a few of the maintainers of this track.

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Denys M

[Mobile] Software engineer and Kotlin enthusiast.
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Mike Gehard

Long time software developer, recovering chemical engineer. I love helping folks along their path because I learn something new every time.
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Sam Warner

I am a software developer and consultant working for Black Pepper Software, a software company based in Leamington Spa, England. I'm a recent Computer Science graduate from the University of Warwick, and love all things to do with computers!

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