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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63 Exercises

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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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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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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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Mike Gehard My musings on software.

I love writing Kotlin because it has some of the power of Scala without all of the type system complexity. It is a breath of fresh air in the Java ecosystem for those of us that like the JVM but don't like Java.
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Peter Nikodem https://github.com/nikodem-peter

Came for Java, stayed for Kotlin. You can't see it in the picture, but I have fully functional arms and legs.
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Mike Cifelli https://github.com/macifell

I've been a Java programmer for quite some time and recently started converting some of my code over to Kotlin. The results have left me with a deep appreciation of the language, which is both clean and concise. It's also nice that it allows for an incremental conversion.
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Uzi Landsmann https://github.com/uzilan

I have been a developer for about 15 years, working daily with Java. I love learning new languages and am trying to learn and adopt a functional programming style.
Fun. Challenging. Interesting

Community-sourced Kotlin exercises

These are a few of the 63 exercises on the Kotlin track. You can see all the exercises here.

Pangram
easy
pattern matching
regular expressions
strings
Roman Numerals
medium
integers
logic
loops
maps
strings
Linked List
medium
algorithms
generics
lists
Rail Fence Cipher
medium
cryptography
algorithms
strings
transforming
Grains
medium
integers
Acronym
easy
loops
parsing
searching
strings
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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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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