Kotlin Features Guaranteed to Surprise Java Developers

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About the Session

Kotlin is a JVM-based language, and many of its features are borrowed from related languages like Groovy and Scala. It is designed to work well with Java and to be easy for existing Java developers to learn. Nevertheless, Kotlin contains several features and practices that surprise Java developers. This talk will review several of those features, and help existing Java developers understand them and use them productively. Examples will include how to create static properties and methods without a static keyword, overriding properties as well as functions, defining objects rather than classes, the Unit and Nothing classes, why const is useful when you already haveval for final, and more.

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