Kotlin versus Java

    Kotlin  an official programming language for Android development

    In May 2017 Google declares Kotlin as the official Android development language.Kotlin is the most recent and powerful open source programming language built by JetBrains. JetBrains also develops IntelliJ IDEA on which Android Studio (Google’s official developer) is built on. JetBrains is partnering with Google to set up a nonprofit Kotlin foundation that will continue to be developed and support Kotlin.
    Main features of kotlin are
    Similarities with Java

    Kotlin has lot of similarities with Java language e.g object oriented and statically typed, simpler syntax, concepts from functional programming etc. Kotlin also overcome several problems suffered by Android developers using Java such as verbosity of source code and runtime exceptions and many others.

    Simpler Structure

    Kotlin is very simple to get started and developers can also introduce it into existing projects.

    JavaScript Compliance

    Kotlin can also compile to JavaScript Source code.

    Enhanced than Java

    Kotlin includes many more enrichment’s compared to Java.

    Platform Independency

    Kotlin will also continue to target other platforms: the language is designed to run as native code on iOS and Macs, and also compiles to JavaScript for web development.


    Kotlin’s interoperability with Java have made it a popular choice for developers. Java and Kotlin are 100% interoperable. You can call Kotlin code from Java, and you can call Java code from Kotlin, so it’s possible to have Kotlin and Java classes’ side-by-side within the same project, and everything will still compile.

    Default in Android Studio

    Android Studio 3.0 includes Kotlin tools by defaults and JetBrains and Google are assuring to provide support for Kotlin.

    Minimal Code, Shorter Development Time

    Kotlin requires minimal code to write as compared to java.  Minimal code almost guarantees

    fewer bugs and, respectively, less time is consumed on the whole coding process.

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