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The other week I read an introduction to Kotlin. What I read reminded me very much of Scala. What do you consider as the main differences between the two?
 
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Hi Piet,
I'll do my best to answer your question, but please keep in mind that my knowledge of Kotlin is quite limited ;)

While Kotlin could be considered a better Java, Scala is a language that, although highly influenced by Java, wants to do things differently from it -- one of the reasons why learning Scala for Java developers can be at times a bit overwhelming.

Scala's main goal is not to fix Java but to combine two programming styles that are very different: OOP vs FP.

Have a look at this article on the subject, which I think is really nice: https://dzone.com/articles/kotlin-vs-scala-vs-java

Cheers,
Daniela
 
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Thank you,  Daniela!
 
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