User:Be nt all/Kotlin (programming language)

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Designed by JetBrains
Developer JetBrains
Platform Java Virtual Machine
OS any JVM supported
License Apache 2
Influenced by
Java, Scala, Groovy, Gosu

Kotlin is a statically-typed programming language that runs on the JVM. It is currently in development by JetBrains.


In July 19 2011 JetBrains unveiled project Kotlin as a new Statically Typed, Object Oriented Programming Language for JVM.[1]

Main goal of Kotlin is to provide better support for new language features that are missing in Java, basically making it a more powerful and compact language [2] and still being able to have all the IDE support like navigation and refactoring.


  1. ^ "Kotlin Official Blog". Retrieved 23 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "JetBrains introduces the new JVM language Kotlin". Retrieved 25 July 2011. 
  3. ^ "Kotlin Documentation Wiki". Kotlin Documentation Wiki. Retrieved 20 July 2011. 

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