R.J. Arzki wrote:specific scripting/programming language, like Groovy
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Peter Sommerhoff wrote:could you share which resources you meant? Were those suitable for programming beginners?
Terry Broman wrote:Convince me I need to learn yet another programming language.
Hugh Mungus wrote:I have literally just started actually learning how to write Kotlin in the last few days. It seems pretty straight-forward so far and I can certainly see the attraction of having a more concise way to write code. It doesn't seem to lack any of the many features of Java (but perhaps I haven't seen those yet) and adds several other nice features, like null safety.
But is that all Kotlin is trying to be? Or is there a bigger vision at play here that I just haven't come across yet? For instance, do the creators of Kotlin hope to make Kotlin work with OTHER languages as well, such as PHP or Python? Are they hoping to REPLACE Java at some point or do they plan to essentially stay a language that always gets converted to Java via a preprocessor?
Pete Letkeman wrote:If you are using IntelliJ based IDE then I can tell you that at least in Android Studio with a few clicks you can turn your Java code into Kotlin.