Yesterday, I happen to attend the BlrKotlin September Meetup. We learned Spek framework for testing and for the later half we delved into the Kotlin Coroutines.
I can see myself use Spek framework now that I know basics of it even if it takes a little bit extra time. It’s code pretty much looks like English.
The focus of the meetup was solving Conway’s Game of Life. This was the first time I looked into how the Game of Life worked. I plan to implement the code myself at some point of time.
On my end, it’s about 3 months since it has been used for development. As part of learning, I’m sharing a summary (non exhaustive) of items detected during code reviews .
Elye writes in 3 months of Kotlin, code review summary.
This was because of so many reasons, and one of the reasons was the not so clear understanding about the difference between expressions and statements and I am specifically talking about understanding the way this concepts present themeself in Java and Kotlin.
Dario Mungoi in Writing Kotlin the Kotlin(Non Java) Way.
Behind every successful technology is a strong ecosystem. Without the right tools and community, a new programming language will never achieve the uptake required to become a success. That’s why it’s so important that Kotlin is built into the Java ecosystem rather than outside of it.
Joe Kutner in On the Rise of Kotlin
In Kotlin, every class is
finalby default. You must explicitly use the keyword
open, which is the exact opposite of Java’s
final, to allow the class to be capable of inheritance.
Lukas Lechner in How “Effective Java” may have influenced the design of Kotlin — Part 2
Creators of modern programming languages have a big advantage because they are able to analyze the weaknesses of established languages and make things better themselves.
Lukas Lechner in How “Effective Java” may have influenced the design of Kotlin — Part 1
They’re common sense language features that, when compared to Java, end up saving you a bunch of cognitive overhead, keystrokes, and time.
Dan Kim in Kotlin: It’s the little things