Kotlin Design with Andrey Breslav

Kotlin is a statically typed programming language that started as a JVM language. It gained popularity because it reduces the amount of boilerplate code required for a typical Java project. Many of the early adopters of Kotlin were building Android apps or Java applications, but it has grown to a variety of use cases including at companies like Uber, Pinterest, and Atlassian.

Andrey Breslav is the lead language designer of Kotlin at JetBrains. He joins the show to describe the original goals of Kotlin, the compilation path of the language, and how it has moved beyond its days of only running on the JVM.

 

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