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 .
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.
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.
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.
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.
They’re common sense language features that, when compared to Java, end up saving you a bunch of cognitive overhead, keystrokes, and time.