Kotlin

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Kotlin is a pragmatic programming language for JVM and Android that combines OO and functional features and is focused on interoperability, safety, clarity and tooling support.
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About Kotlin

fun getGreeting(): String {
    return "Hello, World!"
}

Kotlin was designed and developed by JetBrains, the company behind IntelliJ. It is a language that runs on the JVM which can target versions 6+ (including the Android platform). JetBrains wanted to use a statically typed language which can remove Java boilerplate code, provide modern functional paradigms, and had seamless two-way Java interoperability with their existing codebase. The JVM already had alternate languages like Groovy and Scala but neither fit the bill with their desired criteria, so they built Kotlin.

Kotlin syntax is similar to Scala and Swift but pulls in the best-of-breed features from other languages such as C# and Groovy. Kotlin took a pragmatic approach at features included in the language by only providing functionality that has been proven to be useful for developers. With this decision they implemented a subset of features of Scala with the intent that it will provide more maintainable code with an easier learning curve for developers looking for a "better Java".

JetBrains has a dedicated team of developers working on Kotlin with the codebase available on Github.

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Meet the Kotlin Track mentors

Once you join the Kotlin language track, you will receive support and feedback from our team of mentors. Here are the bios of a few of the mentors of this track.

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Rajesh Khadka Twitter

I love to share the knowledge. Kotlin similarities with other modern programming language brought me into it. Currently working on building mathematical foundations for data science.
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Alex Ahern https://github.com/aahern

I work as an Android developer on one of the oldest apps in the UK Play Store. We have been using Kotlin as our primary language for around a year now, and I'd like to help others develop their skills while at the same time developing my own.
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Dennis Hartrampf https://github.com/DennisHartrampf

I have 7+ years experience as software developer, mainly using Java, recently also Kotlin ♥. I'm a fast learner and eager to explore new technologies. I'm also a believer in agile software development, team work and Clean Code.
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Derk-Jan Karrenbeld https://github.com/SleeplessByte

After being stuck with Java for 8 years, Kotlin was the fresh breath of joy I needed.
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Elena Parovyshnaia https://github.com/eparovyshnaya

Do respect Kotlin for been concise, expressive and for addressing most of the developer's everyday needs in such an elegant way.
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Adrian Spanu https://github.com/aspanu

I work as a software engineer full time. Although I've never worked professionally in Kotlin, I've really enjoyed the language and I generally use it for interview problems or personal projects. I'm looking forward to helping others with it as I learn along myself.
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Community-sourced Kotlin exercises

These are a few of the 70 exercises on the Kotlin track. You can see all the exercises here.

Pangram
easy
pattern matching
regular expressions
strings
Reverse String
easy
strings
Raindrops
easy
conditionals
integers
strings
Kindergarten Garden
medium
arrays
enumerations
lists
logic
loops
pattern recognition
strings
Word Count
medium
conditionals
integers
loops
maps
strings
Affine Cipher
medium
cryptography
security
strings
Passionate. Knowledgeable. Creative.

Meet the Kotlin Track maintainers

The Kotlin Maintainers are the brains behind the Kotlin Track. They spend their spare time creating interesting and challenging exercises that we can all learn from. We are incredibly grateful for their hard work. Here are the bios of a few of the maintainers of this track.

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Denys M

[Mobile] Software engineer and Kotlin enthusiast.
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Elena Parovyshnaia

Staying with Java since 1.0, currently a Kotlin fan. Experienced in explaining things. Eager learner. Enthusiastic in putting things in order, evolving an infrastructure and processes, easing work for a community.
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Mike Gehard

Long time software developer, recovering chemical engineer. I love helping folks along their path because I learn something new every time.
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Sam Warner

I am a software developer and consultant working for Black Pepper Software, a software company based in Leamington Spa, England. I'm a recent Computer Science graduate from the University of Warwick, and love all things to do with computers!

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