GitHub: Kotlin is now the fastest growing language

Repository giant GitHub has revealed Kotlin for Android is now the fastest growing programming language in the world. As the world’s largest Git repository host, GitHub has a fairly unique ability to discover notable changes in the developer landscape. Last year, Google made Kotlin a ‘first-class’ language for Android in addition to existing support for Java and C++. GitHub’s findings show what an impact Google’s decision has had for Kotlin adoption. Over the course of the past...

Android Studio 3.0 brings treats like Kotlin, Java 8, and Instant Apps

Google isn’t waiting for Halloween and has begun handing out the sweet treats early with the stable release of Android Studio 3. We first heard of Google’s intention to bake Kotlin support into Android Studio back in May during its annual IO developer conference. Fast-forward five months and Google is making good on its promise. Much like Swift is to iOS, Kotlin is to Android. The language’s development lead, Andrey Breslav, has said that Kotlin is designed to be an industrial-strength...