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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Sinuhe Jaime https://github.com/sierisimo

I'm a geek doing a lot of things, including Kotlin. I've using the language for 3 years now but still learning everyday
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James Landrum James Landrum

I jumped on the Kotlin train back in 2014 after learning about it being a better alternative to the awesome RetroLambda and have been a massive fan since.
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Uzi Landsmann https://github.com/uzilan

I have been a developer for about 15 years, working daily with Java. I love learning new languages and am trying to learn and adopt a functional programming style.
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Severin Rudie https://github.com/Baron-Severin

I'm a full time Android developer at Mozilla, and I've been working professionally in Kotlin for about 2.5 years now. Kotlin mentor, Rust student.
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Lidonis Calhau https://github.com/lidonis

I have been a web developer for quite some time. I really like Kotlin because it's design the way a would write a new OO language. I hope we can learn it a little bit better on this track.
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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.
Fun. Challenging. Interesting

Community-sourced Kotlin exercises

These are a few of the 84 exercises on the Kotlin track. You can see all the exercises here.

Transpose
easy
lists
loops
maps
strings
Secret Handshake
easy
bitwise operations
conditionals
cryptography
enumerations
integers
loops
transforming
ETL
medium
lists
maps
transforming
Binary Search Tree
medium
arrays
generics
recursion
searching
Largest Series Product
medium
integers
loops
strings
type conversion
math
Word Count
medium
conditionals
integers
loops
maps
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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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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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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Denys M

[Mobile] Software engineer and Kotlin enthusiast.
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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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