Kotlin for Android, or an easy way to stop programming in Java

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At our conference of mobile developers # MBLTDev , which was held at the end of October in Moscow, JetBrains product engineer Ilya Ryzhenkov presented a report on the programming language for Android Kotlin .

Kotlin was developed at JetBrains and publicly introduced in 2011. In 2012, source code was opened.


Ilya spoke about the history of the language, the benefits of Kotlin programming, the differences between Kotlin and Java, and what you can do with it. And also showed some code examples on Kotlin for the Android platform.

You can find previous videos on the links:
  1. "Automatic testing of Android applications with love"
  2. “Experience in using MVVM in real projects”
  3. "Reactive programming on Swift"
  4. “Core Data: Usage Features and Sync in iCloud”

Next week we will post reports on the safety of iOS devices, modern authentication methods and trilateration using iBeacon.

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