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Kotlin in Action by Svetlana Isakova, Dmitry Jemerov

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Foreword

When I visited JetBrains for the first time in Spring 2010, I came in fairly certain that the world didn’t need another general-purpose programming language. I thought that existing JVM languages were good enough, and who in their right mind creates a new language anyway? After about an hour discussing production issues in large-scale codebases I was convinced otherwise, and the first ideas that later became part of Kotlin were sketched on a whiteboard. I joined JetBrains shortly after to lead the design of the language and work on the compiler.

Today, more than six years later, we have our second release approaching. There are over 30 people on the team and thousands of active users, and we still have more exciting design ideas than ...

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