What Does Kotlin Mean?

Kotlin is an open source object-oriented and functional programming language that's often suggested as an alternative to JavaScript. Some describe it as a ‘streamlined’ version of Java.


Techopedia Explains Kotlin

Various aspects of Kotlin distinguish it from traditional Java, while much of the core functionality remains the same across the board – items distinguishing the use of Kotlin include a relaxed requirement that functions be class members, as well as support for higher-order functions, anonymous functions and other types of constructs.

Experts contend that Kotlin preserves most of the object-oriented nature of Java, for example, with simple inference from a named superclass. There are also additional safeguards against null pointer references and problems with null values.


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