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Java vs Kotlin

Java vs Kotlin

Java vs Kotlin

What you guys think about Kotlin? I'm currently thinking about building android app using Java, but I found this article https://www.netguru.co/blog/kotlin-java-which-one-... and I'm willing to try Kotlin out. It actually might be a good idea. I've never actually used it myself before.

RE: Java vs Kotlin

Hi Moris53,

In my case, when I want to use (on JVM) a language which promise to be simpler than Java, I want it for scripting. Here my choice is Groovy (or maybe Jython or JRuby).
I looked at Kotlin, but for me the language has many drawbacks:
- new very strange syntax (maybe just for me) completely different from Java
- I doubt if it would be suitable for scripting
- it was created by JetBrains, so I'm not sure how good are other IDEs supported (I'm using eclipse)
- as they wrote in article you mentioned above - the community is small (at this time)
So for scripting purposes, when I'm comparing Groovy and Kotlin, for me the winner is Groovy - for its simple syntax and nice usage of regular expressions (like in Perl), ...

But what I wrote above was my individual opinion.
In your case, when you want create an app for android, that is the purpose for what Kotlin should be primary used (as I have read ...). So I think, in your use case Kotlin is worth of trying. You can try to create simple app and compare the effort as if you were using Java. It could be good expertise.

RE: Java vs Kotlin

Or you can try both: according to the docs, Kotlin is compatible with Java


RE: Java vs Kotlin

Thx guys appreciate it. I'll try Kotlin then or even create some simple app first using both of them and compare the effort as you said.

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