At I/O 2017, Google announced official support for Kotlin for developing Android apps. Kotlin is a language developed by Jetbrains, with a quickly growing developer base because of its concise, elegant syntax, and 100% interoperability with Java.
What you will build
In this codelab, you will convert an address book application written in the Java language to Kotlin. In doing so, you will see how Kotlin can:
- Help reduce boilerplate code.
- Provide concise, readable code that is easy to maintain.
- Avoid common Android development pitfalls.
- Enforce best practices as you write the code, preventing runtime errors.
Please visit the codelab website for more details, including what you should have installed before attending.