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Kotlin Programming Language Invented by JetBrains – 2011 AD

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Kotlin (/ˈkɒtlɪn/)[2] is a cross-platformstatically typedgeneral-purpose programming language with type inference. Kotlin is designed to interoperate fully with Java, and the JVM version of Kotlin’s standard library depends on the Java Class Library,[3] but type inference allows its syntax to be more concise. Kotlin mainly targets the JVM, but also compiles to JavaScript (for e.g. frontend web applications using React[4]) or native code (via LLVM), e.g. for native iOS apps sharing business logic with Android apps.[5] Language development costs are borne by JetBrains, while the Kotlin Foundation protects the Kotlin trademark.[6]

On 7 May 2019, Google announced that the Kotlin programming language is now its preferred language for Android app developers.[7] Since the release of Android Studio 3.0 in October 2017, Kotlin has been included as an alternative to the standard Java compiler. The Android Kotlin compiler targets Java 6 by default, but lets the programmer choose to target Java 8 up to 13, for optimization,[8] or more features.[9]

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