An introduction to Kotlin by Example

By Dmitry Kandalov

Kotlin is a new programming language for the JVM (and JavaScript VM) by JetBrains. It is a statically typed language designed to include the most pragmatic features from Java, Groovy, C# and Scala. Kotlin is what Java 9 should have been in an ideal world.

This session is an overview of Kotlin features using code examples and comparison with other JVM languages. The idea is to move from compiling and running "hello world" to more advanced examples, encounter some Kotlin puzzlers along the way and finish with actual program written in Kotlin (most likely Snake game).

Target audience: software developers (with basic knowledge of Java/Groovy/Scala syntax).