Kotlin is a general purpose, open source, statically typed “pragmatic” programming language for the JVM and Android that combines object-oriented and functional programming features.
It is focused on interoperability, safety, clarity, and tooling support.
Versions of Kotlin for JavaScript (ECMAScript 5.1) and native code (using LLVM) are in the works.Kotlin originated at JetBrains, the company behind IntelliJ IDEA, in 2010, and has been open source since 2012.

The Kotlin team currently has more than 20 full-time members from JetBrains, and the Kotlin project on GitHub has about 100 contributors. JetBrains uses Kotlin in many of its products including its flagship IntelliJ IDEA.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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