Yes, in the future, Kotlin can replace Java.

Reasons to use Kotlin –

  • Fewer crashes occur on Kotlin.
  • Kotlin requires less code to write.
  • Kotlin is a type-safety language.
  • Kotlin saves some of your precious time.

Advantages of Kotlin

  • Interchangeability With Java.
  • Easy Learning Curve.
  • Combine the Best of Functional and Procedural Programming.
  • First-Class Android Studio Support.
  • More Concise Code.

 

 

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For Android developers, Kotlin support is a chance to use a modern and powerful language, helping solve common headaches such as runtime exceptions and source code verbosity. Kotlin is easy to get started with and can be gradually introduced into existing projects, which means that your existing skills and technology investments are preserved.

Using Kotlin for Android Development

Kotlin is a great fit for developing Android applications, bringing all of the advantages of a modern language to the Android platform without introducing any new restrictions:

 

  1. Compatibility: Kotlin is fully compatible with JDK 6, ensuring that Kotlin applications can run on older Android devices with no issues. The Kotlin tooling is fully supported in Android Studio and compatible with the Android build system.
  2. Performance: A Kotlin application runs as fast as an equivalent Java one, thanks to very similar bytecode structure. With Kotlin’s support for inline functions, code using lambdas often runs even faster than the same code written in Java.
  3. Interoperability: Kotlin is 100% interoperable with Java, allowing to use all existing Android libraries in a Kotlin application. This includes annotation processing, so data binding, and Dagger work too.
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