Undercover Kotlin: Using Kotlin without tipping your hand
One of the many hazards of trying out a new language is the lack of interoperability. A new language often presents the added burden of learning a whole new ecosystem. The designers of Kotlin took special care to make sure Kotlin suffered from this as little as possible. Generally speaking, much of the code written in Kotlin can be consumed from Java programs in complete ignorance. In some cases, we need to provide a little extra help. In this talk we’ll cover how to manage Kotlin/Java interop to make your Kotlin code as seamlessly usable from Java as possible.
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Justin Lee, a Java Champion, has been programming in Java since 1996. He has worked on virtually every level of the application stack from database drivers all the way to application servers and front end interfaces. A long time advocate of Java, he has spoken at conferences and user groups all across the US and Europe. He is an active open source community member contributing when and where he can. He can be found on twitter and github as @evanchooly.