Kotlin for Android

What Kotlin is?

from http://kotl.in/

Basic syntax differences from Java 

Java

Kotlin

Optional

semicolons!

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'fun' keyword

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no more primitive types!

everything is an object

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var & val

keywords

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Java

getters &

setters

as

properties

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String templates

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no 'new' keyword

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Singleton

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JavaBeans...

 

too much boilerplate code

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so Kotlin comes with...

 

data classes!

equals() / hashCode(), toString(), copy() 
defined automatically!

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Another key features 

  • null safety
  • not checked exceptions
  • getters & setters
  • delegations
  • lateinit
  • named & optional arguments
  • lambdas
  • extension functions
  • type aliases

Null Safety

nullable references:

safe calls:

Null Safety

too many safe calls?

smart cast (after explicit check) for that:

Null Safety

elvis operator:

!! operator:

safe casts (avoiding ClassCastException):

Getters and Setters

lazy delegation & lateinit

Named & optional arguments

Lambdas

Extension Functions

Type Aliases

Java Interop

Java & Kotlin code in one place:

Java Interop

Calling Java code in Kotlin:

Java Interop

SAM Conversions:

Java Interop

Calling Kotlin code in Java:

Fast configuration

Kotlin Android Extensions

Kotlin Android Extensions

Kotlin Android Extensions

Anko

Why Kotlin
for Android?

We have scala, groovy, ceylon...

Kotlin in numbers*...

*from "Using Project Kotlin for Android" by Jake Wharton

More

  • Kotlin is developed by JetBrains
  • It compiles at least as fast as Java

Any drawbacks?

We are still waiting for Kotlin 1.0

Any drawbacks?

We are still waiting for Kotlin 1.0

"Only very brave souls are using Kotlin for production now" - Andrey Breslav (JetBrains)

Resources

Thank you!

Kotlin for Android

By Paweł Gajda

Kotlin for Android

I'm trying to keep slides up to date with current Kotlin version.

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