re: Kotlin: How Can a Programming Language be so Young And so Mature at The Same Time? VIEW POST

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re: Hi Oleksii, nice article! I don't have any experience of JVM languages (just a bit of super obsolete Java knowledge) but I still enjoyed your artic...
 

Great languages that I’m talking about are Scala, Clojure, and Groovy. They’ve had the same opportunity as Kotlin, and community or tech reasons steered in a different direction. Which is fine—people wanted to create a very different way to build and design applications.

I think that this phenomenon is not avoidable entirely. It seems that some examples of these libraries emerging are good, because they are attempting to fix real problems, and they are contributing back to the ecosystem.

Not just duplicating effort as "an act of rebellion…" or in pursuit of more complexity for the fun of it…

I much prefer when big libraries and frameworks add more and more Kotlin support natively so that you don’t have to build another library or wrapper. Think Spring-Boot and efforts made by Sebastien Deleuze and others.

And it is the power that we all hold. With the current state of things, most developers can go and create a PR for their favorite library and framework to add more Kotlin-friendly interfaces.

 

Great languages that I’m talking about are Scala, Clojure, and Groovy. They’ve had the same opportunity as Kotlin, and community or tech reasons steered in a different direction. Which is fine—people wanted to create a very different way to build and design applications.

Oh, got it! I thought you were referring to other recent languages that don't target any previously existing ecosystem.

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