Stories
Slash Boxes
Comments

SoylentNews is people

SoylentNews is powered by your submissions, so send in your scoop. Only 15 submissions in the queue.
posted by charon on Thursday May 18, @10:18AM   Printer-friendly
from the sounds-like-some-kind-of-faerie-creature dept.

Today, at the Google I/O keynote, the Android team announced first-class support for Kotlin.

[...] Starting now, Android Studio 3.0 ships with Kotlin out of the box [...]

Jet Brains

Additional coverage:

[Ed. Note: For the unaware: Kotlin.]


Original Submission

This discussion has been archived. No new comments can be posted.
Display Options Threshold/Breakthrough

Mark All as Read

Mark All as Unread

The Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not responsible for them in any way.
(1)
  • (Score: 0, Flamebait) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday May 18, @11:15AM (3 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday May 18, @11:15AM (#511634)

    Android to add Go support...
    Android to add Swift support..

    Go support is still very limited, and Swift support doesn't seem to exist at all. So they try with yet another language. The main difference is that this is a crappy language with $php $jquery $syntax.

    • (Score: 3, Insightful) by BenJeremy on Thursday May 18, @01:17PM

      by BenJeremy (6392) on Thursday May 18, @01:17PM (#511670)

      ...b-b-b-b-but Kotlin is DESIGNED to be better than Java! They removed the semicolons! It's got features that do what other languages do, only better, because the semantics are completely different!

      Ugh. Kotlin looks like Python and Javascript had baby, even after they had attempted to abort it and the mother spend the entire term drunk and stoned.

    • (Score: 3, Informative) by Meepy on Thursday May 18, @01:28PM (1 child)

      by Meepy (2099) on Thursday May 18, @01:28PM (#511672)

      The main difference is kotlin runs on the jvm and mixes with all the other java just fine, so all they're doing is shipping android studio with support for it. The support that was already in IntelliJ presumably. What else do they need to do?

      • (Score: 0, Flamebait) by Ethanol-fueled on Thursday May 18, @09:47PM

        by Ethanol-fueled (2792) Subscriber Badge on Thursday May 18, @09:47PM (#511851) Homepage Journal

        What else do they need to do? Stop being Jews and offer their IntelliJ pro servlet support for free. Cuz fuck those niggas, Eclipse is just as good.

  • (Score: 1, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday May 18, @02:38PM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday May 18, @02:38PM (#511693)

    Someone watched a Google IO event? Boring shit shows with engineers half-heartedly giving presentations and a team of professional cheerers sitting behind the three rows of trade press audience busy with their phones.

(1)