Welcome to Kotlin,
What we will cover:
Why we need to use Kotlin over java for android app development?
What are the advantage of using Kotlin over Java?
What are the benefits of using Kotlin for android application development?
ADVANTAGES OF KOTLIN OVER JAVA:
You can make solutions in fewer lines of reliable codes with very less bugs and crashes. By using Kotlin you can avoid many boilerplate codes from your app.
One of the main challenge of android java developers is to manage and fix the null pointer exception . If you use Kotlin, you are almost free from null pointer exception. Kotlin codes are null safe.
Kotlin help you to improve your app performance because Kotlin uses fewer lines of codes than java for your app business logic.
You can write more logic's with less code.
You can extend any class with new features even if you don’t have access to the source code.
You can use any libraries and codes written in java, because kotlin is designed in such a way that it is highly inter-operable with Java.
Kotlin is an object oriented programming language with many functional programming concepts such as lambda expression to solve problems in easier way.
Kotlin is a Statically typed JVM based language developed by JetBain.
Kotlin allows android developers to remove significant amount of boilerplate codes.
At Google I/O 2017, Google announced Kotlin as an Official language for android app development.
You can still use Java as an official language for app development.
For version 3.0 or above, Kotlin is packed with android studio.