JetBrains has made available the Kotlin/Native technology, which creates native binaries for Kotlin code so they can run without a Java virtual machine.

A beta version of the CLion IDE allows Kotlin programs to be compiled directly to an executable machine-code format.Kotlin is a statically typed Java language alternative that began on the JVM.

But many platforms can’t run JVMs, restricting the use of Kotlin to JVM-friendly platforms like Android.

The Kotlin/Native preview’s supported target platforms include MacOS, iOS, Ubuntu Linux, and Raspberry Pi.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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