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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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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Severin Rudie https://github.com/Baron-Severin

I'm a full time Android developer at Mozilla, and I've been working professionally in Kotlin for about 2.5 years now. Kotlin mentor, Rust student.
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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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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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Dennis Hartrampf https://github.com/DennisHartrampf

I have 7+ years experience as software developer, mainly using Java, recently also Kotlin ♥. I'm a fast learner and eager to explore new technologies. I'm also a believer in agile software development, team work and Clean Code.
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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.
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.

Sublist
medium
generics
lists
loops
searching
enumerations
Grade School
medium
conditionals
lists
maps
sorting
strings
Dominoes
medium
algorithms
exception handling
games
lists
Minesweeper
medium
conditionals
games
integers
lists
matrices
strings
Rotational Cipher
medium
cryptography
integers
strings
Leap
easy
integers
conditionals
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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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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Denys M

[Mobile] Software engineer and Kotlin enthusiast.
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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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