Author Archives: Stephan Oudmaijer

Talking Kotlin podcast: interview with Roman Elizarov

  There is a really interesting interview with Roman Elizarov, the language lead for Kotlin, on the Kotlin by JetBrains YouTube channel. Being a library developer in the past, Roman explains very clearly what the motivation is to include certain … Continue reading

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Include runnable Kotlin code snippets in your WordPress posts

JetBrains offers a great online environment, Kotlin playground, where you can play around and share Kotlin code fragments. This environment offers an option to embed code fragments from the Kotlin Playground into your website using an iframe. This does not … Continue reading

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NLKUG @ appdevcon.nl

This year we want to work a bit more on promoting the Dutch Kotlin User Group (NLKUG). We are looking for bloggers and/or other Kotlin enthusiasts in the Netherlands who want to help us out. With a big thanks to … Continue reading

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Going functional and fullstack with Spring Fu and Kotlin

Spring Fu is an experimental Kotlin micro-framework that makes it easy to create lightweight Spring-powered applications with functional APIs instead of annotations. Fu is for functional API, but that’s also a wordplay with the -fu suffix which means skill, the … Continue reading

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Optional Kotlin

Last week I was working on a code base which had been partially converted from Java to Kotlin. The converted Java code base was making extensive use of java.util.Optional. The use of Optional might be helpful in situations where you … Continue reading

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