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Facts You May Not Know About Kotlin

Eugene Petrenko | GOTOpia Europe 2020

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Since Kotlin began back in 2010, many features have appeared in the language, some of them are still going, others only show up in the deepest darkest depths of source repository history.

Eugene will start the talk with several fun facts from Kotlin’s past. After that, he will go into detail on everything you need to know about Kotlin that you likely had no idea about. Nowadays, Kotlin is not just the JVM language it was in the very beginning, today it supports JVM, JS, and native platforms, including iOS.

Did you know you can share common code and libraries between JVM, JS and native platforms, including iOS? Join Eugene for more.

In this talk, you'll learn:

  • More about the namesake-island, traits, generics and type erasure
  • How to write compact and clear Kotlin
  • What idiomatic code is

About the speakers

Eugene Petrenko
Eugene Petrenko

Eugene from JetBrains is here to tell you all facts you didn't know about Kotlin. #kotlin #programming

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