Kotlin: New Hope in a Java 6 Wasteland

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Java 8 was released last year adding lambdas, streams, and many other language improvements. Java 9 is already in the works, but with over half of Android devices stuck using Java 6 will we ever get to use a modern language?

Introducing Kotlin: a statically typed JVM language backed by JetBrains. With features like lambdas, class extensions, and null-safety, it aims to be concise, expressive, and highly interoperable. In this presentation we will learn how powerful Kotlin can be when added to your Android tool belt.

Michael Pardo, Notion AI

Michael has been writing featured Android apps and libraries since 2008 and now leads the Android team at Notion.