Over the past year we have seen significant growth in Kotlin adoption, represented not only by the lines of Kotlin code on GitHub (8M new lines of code since 1.0 release) but also by the numerous companies that have been reaching out to us about their usage, the number of talks being presented by community members at conferences, the increase in new frameworks and libraries, new user groups and meet-ups, as well as community events
To thank the wonderful Kotlin community, and to also share the most exciting things happening in Kotlin, we’re happy to announce KotlinConf, a two-day event taking place in San Francisco, November 2017.
We’ll be opening up registration soon with early-bird tickets, so make sure you sign-up for updates.
Call for Papers now open
We have keynotes lined up by Andrey Breslav and Erik Meijer, and talks by some other speakers that we’ll be announcing shortly. But this is a community event and we want you, as members of the Kotlin community to also participate in the conference. As such, there is an open Call for Papers where you can submit talks on things you’ve been doing with Kotlin and would like to share. While there is no rush, don’t delay because the call ends on the 1st of May 2017.
If you have any questions regarding the conference, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also ask questions on #kotlinconf on Slack. For sponsorship enquires, please email email@example.com.
2017 is going to be an exciting year for Kotlin and we hope to celebrate it with you in November!
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Today we’re releasing the first bugfix update for Kotlin 1.1. The primary focus of this update is to address regressions causing incorrect code generation; we wanted to get those fixes out as quickly as possible. The details are available in the changelog.
The specific changes worth highlighting are:
- Gradle incremental compilation is now enabled by default. You can still turn it off as described in the documentation if you need to.
- Kotlin plugins are now available in the Gradle plugin portal. See the documentation for usage instructions.
We’ve also updated the Kotlin Eclipse and NetBeans plugins to include Kotlin 1.1.1, so you can enjoy the benefits of the new Kotlin version regardless of your IDE choice.
How to update
To update the IDEA plugin, use Tools | Kotlin | Configure Kotlin Plugin Updates and press the “Check for updates now” button. Also, don’t forget to update the compiler and standard library version in your Maven and Gradle build scripts.
The command-line compiler can be downloaded from the Github release page.
As usual, if you run into any problems with the new release, you’re welcome to ask for help on the forums, on Slack (get an invite here), or to report issues in the issue tracker.
Today we release Kotlin 1.1. It’s a big step forward enabling the use of Kotlin in many new scenarios, and we hope that you’ll enjoy it.
Our vision for Kotlin is to enable the use of a single expressive, performant, strongly typed language across all components of a modern application. Kotlin 1.1 makes two major steps towards this goal.
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