Kotlin is a new statically typed JVM-targeted programming language developed by JetBrains and intended for industrial use. Kotlin is designed to be fully Java compatible, and at the same time safer, more concise than Java and way simpler than its main competitor, Scala. Also, IDE support is being developed in parallel with the language itself.
Kotlin is under development. Currently, documentation describing the design of the language is available, and an initial beta release of the compiler is planned for the end of 2011.
During the presentation, we will give an overview of the language and demonstrate the IDE support capabilities. The features we’re planning to cover include: