Kotlin News: The Release of 1.7.0, Roadmap Updates, Multiplatform Survey Results, and More
Kotlin 1.7.0 has been released
- Pushes the Kotlin K2 compiler for the JVM to Alpha.
- Brings performance improvements for the Kotlin/JVM compiler.
- Introduces a new approach to incremental compilation in Gradle.
- Promotes OptIn annotations and builder inference to stable.
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Kotlin 2022–2023 roadmap update
Learn more about what improvements to expect from the Kotlin team over the next 12 months! There are 50 tickets that we are currently working on, and our focus is on improvements for multiplatform developers, library developers, and anyone who wants to save time.
Server-side with Kotlin webinar series
Check out the latest episodes in our server-side with Kotlin webinar series:
- Event Streaming with Apache pulsar and Kotlin
- Property-based testing in Kotlin and Java with jqwik
- Kotlin + jOOQ
- Building applications with Kotlin and Arrow.kt in style
Kotlin Multiplatform Mobile roadmap update
Check out this update on the development of Kotlin Multiplatform Mobile, which continues to move steadily towards Beta status.
Baidu case study
Baidu, a leading artificial intelligence company and the world’s largest Chinese-language search engine, shared their story of using Kotlin Multiplatform Mobile technology to unify the business logic of multiple modules in their Wonder app. This allowed them to cover multiple core business scenarios while retaining the excellent user experience of the native UI.
Results of the Kotlin Multiplatform Survey Q3-Q4 2021
76.5% of those who play around with Kotlin Multiplatform are considering using it for their production projects.
Check out the key survey highlights about developers’ experience with Kotlin Multiplatform, as well as its key benefits, use cases, and more in the blog post.
Help us make Kotlin better
Kotlin Multiplatform User Survey: Q2 2022
New Kotlin Users Survey
Each month, new developers start their journeys with Kotlin. Some just want to try it out, while others have specific goals in mind. Let us know how your Kotlin journey began so we can improve the experience.