Kotlin Added As An Official Programming Language By Google For Android

Google had announced lots of things at the I/O 2017 Developers Conference. Google had also announced that Kotlin will be an officially supported language in Android.

The language will join the list of other programming languages used for Android app development like C++ and Java. Well, let me tell you Kotlin programming language is an open source project under Apache 2.0 License. Kotlin tools will be introduced with Android Studio 3.0 by default.

Stephanie Saad Cuthbertson, director of product management for Android during the developers’ conference said “We did it because Kotlin is a beautiful programming language,… With Kotlin, there’s just so much less syntactical noise between what I want to say and how I can say it.”

Kotlin is the latest programming language which is developed by JetBrains. Like Java, which is the default language for Android development, Kotlin operates on the Java Virtual Machine, and it’s previously reasonable to use Kotlin and several other JVM languages for Android development.

Well, the company calls the language is cleverly designed and mature and also adds that Kotlin will make Android development much faster and fun.

Well, developers should keep in mind that Kotlin compiler emits Java byte-code. Kotlin can call Java and vice-versa. This is what brings a compliance to add as much as code one wants to the existing code.

Developers can go ahead and download Android Studio preview to try out options like “Convert Java File To Kotlin File”. Visit this link to get the preview. For more information regarding Kotlin Programming language, check out the Koans tutorial.

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