Category Archives: Kotlin

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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Akka and Kotlin coroutines: ♡

I’ve experimented with Kotlin and coroutines in programming Akka. And I must say, I really like the combination so far. But before I go into it some brief preliminaries for those who don’t know Akka and actors. Actors and Akka … Continue reading

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Kotlin 1.3 Released

Four days ago, Kotlin version 1.3 was officially released to the general public. This release adds a lot of highly anticipated features, amongst which are: Coroutines now stable: After being an experimental feature for quite some time, Jetbrains have now … Continue reading

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Compiler Hinting with Kotlin Contracts

Kotlin’s built-in null-safety makes it easy for us to write code that’s less error-prone and less susceptible to the unwanted and unexpected NullpointerException at runtime. We can do a lot to make sure it doesn’t happen, but sometimes there’s no way around … Continue reading

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Let’s stay away from silver bullet claims

Apparently everybody’s  favourite JVM language beat Java in a recent code-smell contest. The Register reported on a paper by Bruno Gois Mateus and Matias Martinez who had carried out an extensive survey of the rate of Kotlin usage in recent … Continue reading

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