Google launched new android Programming language “Kotlin”. Recently, Google announced about officially launching for Kotlin to write an android application at Google I/O 2017 developer conference.
Kotlin programming language developed by JetBrains and was first released in 2012, but now it is officially supported as “first class” language .
Developers can use this new programming language in Android Studio 3.0, Earlier developers had to use Kotlin plugins in java programs but now they can take full advantage of Kotlin.
Kotlin is an open source programming language under Apache 2.0 license, as now the language get full support of Google and JetBrains company collaborating with Google to establish independent non-profit organization for future development.
As earlier Google has never added a programming language. Google made it very clear that Kotlin was not only a replacement for the existing Java and C++ languages used in Android development but also an additional language.
Last Year on May 26th, Oracle sued Google for illegally using Java code to rush to the market with Android but the search giant said its use of Java API’s in the source was under “fair use”. Oracle again visited court, hinder its case for leading the jury to make wrong decision.
Later, Google announced that they will drop the support for Java API’s and will use only OpenJDK. And, here we are, Google nailed it. Kotlin might get the push by Google forward as it is young and open source language.
So, if you are an android developer then upgrade your skills or want to be an android developer, you should learn this open source language.