Author Archives: Dmitry Jemerov

Kotlin 1.0.5 is here

We’re happy to announce that we’ve just released Kotlin 1.0.5, which continues the series of bugfix and tooling updates for Kotlin 1.0. We’d like to thank our external contributors whose pull requests were included in this release: Kirill Rakhman, Vladislav … Continue reading

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Kotlin 1.0.4 is here

We’re happy to announce the release of a new bugfix and tooling update of Kotlin, version 1.0.4. This version brings many improvements related to the IDE and build tools, as well as JavaScript support. Once again we’d like to thank … Continue reading

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Kotlin NetBeans plugin beta is out!

Today we are happy to present the first BETA release of the Kotlin plugin for the NetBeans IDE. The main features are: Building and Running Your Code Maven and Ant Support Java Interoperability Code Highlighting Diagnostics Code Completion Navigation Debugging … Continue reading

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Meet the Kotlin Team at Gradle Summit

You’ve probably heard the news announcing that you’ll soon be able to write your Gradle build scripts and plugins in Kotlin. At the Kotlin Night in San Francisco, Hans Dockter from Gradle demoed the first prototype of the support. After … Continue reading

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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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