Kotlin: New Hope in a Java 6 Wasteland

GDG Ann Arbor
Thu, Nov 19, 2015, 6:30 PM (EST)

About this event

Java 8 was released last year adding lambdas, streams, and many other language improvements. Java 9 is already in the works, but with over half of Android devices stuck using Java 6 will we ever get to use a modern language?

Introducing Kotlin: a statically typed JVM language backed by JetBrains. With features like lambdas, class extensions, and null-safety, it aims to be concise, expressive, and highly interoperable. In this presentation we will learn how powerful Kotlin can be when added to your Android tool belt.

The meetup will start at 6:30 with food sponsored by Arbormoon Software. The presentation will begin at 7:00.

This month's presenter is Michael Pardo of Notion.