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9 Reasons to Use Kotlin Over Java for Android Development

It's a big decision to make by moving from Java to Kotlin as your go-to language for your Android-based projects.

The biggest question now is " Why would you even consider trying Kotlin in your future mobile app projects? "

Here are the nine strongest reasons why, as an Android developer, you should start using a kotlin programming language to build your next Android project:

1: Kotlin the future of Android development

Kotlin is all set for a bright future in the Android app development eco-system. The lower cost of development and maintenance of Kotlin projects is a big plus for any business. It has a plethora of great language features and offers brevity that ensures higher quality with faster turn-around time.
Kotlin is the number one language to build an Android native app.

2: It's Completely Interoperable With Java

Kotlin is 100% interoperable with java means whenever two java and kotlin files exist together they can share data with each other.

While designing interoperability in kotlin, JetBrains makes major emphasis on Kotlin’s interaction with the existing Java code. The team makes sure that kotlin can easily and completely interact with the existing Java code. So that it can become easy for Java developers to migrate their Java project to Kotlin. There is also an automatic java-to-Kotlin converter in major IDEs for simplifies migration from Java to Kotlin.

3: It's More Concise Than Java

It means fewer opportunities for errors. Adopting Kotlin does not cost anything. Kotlin is compatible with all Java libraries and frameworks, the JVM (Java Virtual Machine) and can be integrated with Gradle or Maven build systems.
Yes, Kotlin makes programming easier and Android apps better. Kotlin is a modern programming language. It was created by JetBrains - a company that built the best Java IDE ever. They created Kotlin to address the weaknesses of existing languages.

4: It Has Null in Its Type System

Nullability issues have been one of Java's well-known sore points. Since it's a common thing in Android for the absence of certain values to be represented as β€œnull,” Kotlin comes to address these issues by placing null right in its type system.

5: Kotlin has a strong community

JetBrains is constantly improving the language. It's committed to the project, has a large and highly competent team working on it, has a stable business model and is even converting parts of their own flagship product to use it.

6: its easier to write than Java

If you want to facilitate the product maintenance or streamline custom Android app development, you can assign two or three engineers to move the project to Kotlin starting from a small part of the codebase.

7: jetpack compose is built upon kotlin

Jetpack Compose simplifies and accelerates UI development on Android. Quickly bring your app to life with less code, powerful tools, and intuitive Kotlin APIs.
it's 100% Kotlin.

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