Developing New Experiences

VST02 Busy Developer's Guide to Kotlin –


9:15am - 10:30am

Level: Introductory

Ted Neward


Neward and Associates

With the release of Kotlin, JetBrains makes its first serious dive into the programming language space, and by all accounts, it's quite a graceful dive. Kotlin integrates much of the object-oriented thinking over the last 30 years together with several new ideas from the world of functional programming to create a language that's much of the best of both worlds, without the ceremony and legacy that bedevils them. No language is perfect, and Kotlin certainly has its quirks, but in this session, we'll go over Kotlin's syntax and semantics, and who knows? Maybe this becomes your next language of choice.

You will learn:

  • Background on Kotlin for Android
  • Some thoughts on a new programming language
  • To have a little fun