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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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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.
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Derk-Jan Karrenbeld https://github.com/SleeplessByte

After being stuck with Java for 8 years, Kotlin was the fresh breath of joy I needed.
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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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Andrej https://github.com/andrej-dyck

I love Kotlin for its simplicity and expressiveness. I've programmed in Kotlin professionally, and for me its the language that makes programming `fun` again ;).
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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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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!
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.

Anagram
medium
arrays
conditionals
equality
lists
loops
strings
Yacht
easy
enums
functional programming
lists
pattern matching
Roman Numerals
medium
integers
logic
loops
maps
strings
Robot Simulator
medium
classes
enumerations
logic
loops
Allergies
medium
booleans
conditionals
enumerations
integers
lists
loops
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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Denys M

[Mobile] Software engineer and Kotlin enthusiast.
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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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