Kotlin News: 1.8.20 Release, KotlinConf Keynote, Redesigned Mascot, Kotlin Foundation News, and More
Kotlin 1.8.20, KotlinConf keynote and session recordings, redesigned mascot, and other Kotlin news. Check it out!
Contributors to Kotlin Projects for Google Summer of Code Announced
We are thrilled to announce that 5 Kotlin project contributors have been selected for Google Summer of Code 2023! With the guidance of mentors from JetBrains, Google, and Gradle, they will work on 12-week programming projects with the Kotlin Foundation.
KotlinConf 2023: Watch the Recordings
Whether you missed out on the event or just want to re-watch your favorite talks, you can now easily find all the talks on the KotlinConf website, along with photos from the conference. You can also find all of the recordings on the Kotlin YouTube channel.
The Kotlin Mascot Returns – Say Hello to Kodee!
We are excited to announce the arrival of Kotlin's newly reimagined mascot! It is back and it has a name now – Kodee!
Kotlin DSL Is Now the Default for New Gradle Builds
Kotlin DSL is now the default for new Gradle builds. From now on it will be the default option in the plugins and documentation.
KotlinConf 2023: Join the Livestream and Get Your Questions Answered!
Are you ready to be a part of the conference experience? We will be streaming KotlinConf’23 live on YouTube, so you will have full access to the conference, even if you can’t attend in person! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4f4SCEYA5Q
Kotlin News: Kotlin 2.0, Interview With John O’Reilly and Nicola Corti, and More
Kotlin 1.8.0, Roadmap for 2023, KotlinDL on Android, and more news in the Kotlin monthly digest. Check it out!
Apply to Google Summer of Code – Kotlin Projects Available
GSoC is a global online stipend program focused on bringing new contributors into open-source software development. This is an excellent opportunity to work on a 12-week programming project with the Kotlin Foundation under the guidance of mentors from Google, and JetBrains, while gaining experience on a real-world project in the open-source community.
The K2 Compiler Is Going Stable in Kotlin 2.0
We’ve been working on a new frontend for the Kotlin compiler (code-named “K2”) for quite a while. The new frontend is already available for preview – we’re continually polishing and stabilizing it and plan to make it the default compiler frontend in a future Kotlin release. We’ve decided to name this future release Kotlin 2.0. Keep reading to learn more about the roadmap for the Kotlin 2.0 release, our motivation, and what to expect from it.
Update Regarding Kotlin/Native Targets
Kotlin/Native supports many targets thanks to its LLVM backend – 27 as of 1.8.0, to be exact! While most of the heavy lifting is already being done by LLVM, we still have a lot of work to do. For example, we still need to: Develop platform-dependent features like a memory manager.Maintain and update platform libraries and dependencies.Fix ABI-specific problems like calling conventions. At the beginning of the Kotlin/Native project, we explored the possibilities and limits of the technology by adding different, sometimes exotic, targets. With the Stable release approaching, we, unfortunat
Reproducible Kotlin Compiler Artifacts
It's now possible to build the Kotlin project locally and get the same set of artifacts that we publish to GitHub and Maven Central after each Kotlin release.