What Is Kotlin


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Kotlin is a statically typed,cross-platform, general-purpose programming language that’s concise, has immutable variables, and almost always gets rid of null pointer exceptions.It is widely used to develop Android application. Kotlin is designed to interoperate fully with Java, and the JVM version of its standard library depends on the Java Class Library, but type inference allows its syntax to be more concise. Kotlin mainly targets the JVM but also compiles to JavaScript or native code.

Features of Kotlin

Concise

Kotlin is more concise than Java and you would need to write approximately 40% fewer lines of code when compared to Java.

Feature-rich

Kotlin provides several advanced features such as Operator overloading, Lambda expressions, String templates, etc.

Interoperability

Kotlin programming language is highly interoperable with Java. You will never face any difficulty using Kotlin in a Java project.

Easy

Kotlin is easy to learn programming language. If you have come from a Java background, you would find it easy to learn Kotlin.

Less error-prone

As I have mentioned before, Kotlin is a statically-typed programming language, which makes you able to catch errors at compile-time, as Statically typed programming languages do type checking at compile-time.

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