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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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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Adrian Spanu https://github.com/aspanu

I work as a software engineer full time. Although I've never worked professionally in Kotlin, I've really enjoyed the language and I generally use it for interview problems or personal projects. I'm looking forward to helping others with it as I learn along myself.
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Robin Roschlau Twitter

I've been slightly addicted to Kotlin ever since I first used it, coming from Java a few years ago, so much so that I started a Kotlin User Group in my area and am regularly holding talks about it.
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Elena Parovyshnaia https://github.com/eparovyshnaya

Do respect Kotlin for been concise, expressive and for addressing most of the developer's everyday needs in such an elegant way.
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Thomas Pucci https://github.com/tpucci

I work as a lead developer in a mobile-app startup. I come from the React-Native world and started to learn more about Android development. I discovered Kotlin and love this modern langage!
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Rajesh Khadka Twitter

I love to share the knowledge. Kotlin similarities with other modern programming language brought me into it. Currently working on building mathematical foundations for data science.
Fun. Challenging. Interesting

Community-sourced Kotlin exercises

These are a few of the 68 exercises on the Kotlin track. You can see all the exercises here.

Diamond
medium
arrays
lists
loops
strings
text formatting
Prime Factors
medium
arrays
conditionals
integers
lists
loops
math
RNA Transcription
easy
loops
maps
strings
Kindergarten Garden
medium
arrays
enumerations
lists
logic
loops
pattern recognition
strings
React
hard
generics
reactive programming
functional programming
classes
Sieve
medium
algorithms
integers
lists
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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Elena Parovyshnaia

Staying with Java since 1.0, currently a Kotlin fan. Experienced in explaining things. Eager learner. Enthusiastic in putting things in order, evolving an infrastructure and processes, easing work for a community.
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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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