Author Archives: Dmitry Jemerov

Kotlin 1.0.2 is Here

We’re happy to announce the release of Kotlin 1.0.2, the second bugfix and tooling update for Kotlin. In addition to compiler and language bugfixes, Kotlin 1.0.2 adds a number of major features to the IDE and the build tools. Incremental … Continue reading

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Kotlin Post-1.0 Roadmap

It’s been almost two months since Kotlin 1.0 was released, and the team is now switching from stabilisation and bug fixes to new feature work, so it’s a great time to talk about our plans for the future. We’ve already … Continue reading

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Kotlin’s Android Roadmap

Introduction One of the most interesting pieces of news we’ve all seen recently is Google announcing (limited) Java 8 support for Android N with the Jack compiler for Java. Naturally, our users are curious about how these news affect them, … Continue reading

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The Kotlin issue tracker is now public

Following the tradition of other JetBrains projects, we’ve opened up the issue tracker for Kotlin to the public. In the issue tracker, you can see some of our thinking and things we’re working on, and you can also file issues … Continue reading

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Why JetBrains needs Kotlin

The question of motivation is one of the first asked when someone learns that someone else is working on a new programming language. Kotlin documentation offers a fairly detailed overview of why the language exists. Still, we would like to make … Continue reading

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Slides from the JVM Language Summit presentations

Just a quick note: we’ve published the slides from the presentation and workshop that we gave on the JVM Language Summit. The presentation covers higher-order functions and typesafe builders, and the workshop covers classes, multiple inheritance, generics and class objects.

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Hello World

Today at the JVM Language Summit, JetBrains is unveiling the new project we’ve been working on for almost a year now. The project is Kotlin, a new statically typed programming language for the JVM. With Kotlin, we’re building upon the … Continue reading

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