Kotlin

Building Kotlin Multiplatform projects in a CI/CD pipeline

Kotlin is one of the most versatile programming languages available, in large part because of the Kotlin team’s focus on bringing it to as many platforms as possible. It is the primary language for developing Android applications and is popular for JVM backends. Kotlin also features targets for native binary compilation with Kotlin/Native, and for web through Kotlin/JS. One of its most promising features is the ability to target multiple platforms it compiles to.

Kotlin vs Java: 10 Years In

Java is as old as the Internet itself. It is the child of the mid-90s and exploded into the world just as dial-up started to take over suburban phone lines. In a way, it can be seen as the original Boomer of programming languages — not as elderly ancient as the C-families, but not as young and hip as JavaScript and its multitude of frameworks and libraries either.

Best Practices for Logging in Kotlin

If you’re reading this, you have probably been convinced that taking on Kotlin for your mobile application is the most sensible choice. Now that you’ve come to this decision, it’s imperative to know what you need to do to stay on top of your monitoring and logging. Like with any application or system, they are essential, cornerstone qualities of any successful project.

Feedback: 6 benefits of Kotlin for building server-side applications

Kotlin is a programming language over the JVM (like Java). It is well known for being the official programming language for Android. But Kotlin is a reliable and powerful programming language that can also be used for server-side applications. I have been using Kotlin for 4 years to develop server-side applications. Here are the 6 reasons why it is a great choice for building your next backend: Java is one of the vastest ecosystems in the programming world.

Kotlin Coroutines - Asynchronicity for Procedural Thinkers

Coroutines are computer program components that generalize subroutines for non-preemptive multitasking, by allowing execution to be suspended and resumed. With that we could close the blog post, everything’s said. We, however, want to dive a bit deeper into what coroutines are, why it is helpful to use them and how they make writing asynchronous code understandable and maintainable. We also want to discover the still pretty fresh support for coroutines in Kotlin.

Serverless Web Apps with AWS and Kotlin

This post takes a look at Kotlin, a relatively new programming language that runs on the JVM, and explores how it can be used to build serverless web apps on AWS using Lambda and API Gateway. In programming language terms Kotlin is a relative newcomer. It was first announced in 2011 by JetBrains, the makers of IntelliJ IDEA, and was designed as a modern successor to Java.