What are Scala and Kotlin?
Introduction In this tutorial, we’ll examine the key characteristics and features of Scala and Kotlin, two of the popular programming languages for JVM besides Java. In the process, we’ll also understand how they compare against each other and in what circumstances they may be a better fit as a language than Java. 2. Key Characteristics
Is Kotlin a better alternative to Java?
Scala and Kotlin are the two contenders for the Java throne. At the very least they are the two main languages to consider using in a JVM based application. They aim to solve the same problem: providing a better Java but they do it in a very different way: Scala has been designed in the Academia,...
What is Kotlin designed to be like?
It is mainly designed to be Java like, but with a bit of C# and even Scala, on top of the Java model. It adds features that Java programmers want, like lambda and basic functional features, and simplify life, like smart casting and non-nullable types. Kotlin additions in many cases are what is usually called syntactic sugar.