Adam S

05/26/2023, 6:46 AM
I’m trying to find an article about the problems of Java that are solved by Kotlin. I remember it was quite precise and engineering focused, and used some precise terminology to categorise the problems. It wasn’t opinion based, or on a blog. Does anyone know which one I mean?
@Adam S maybe that one ^^^ I've had success introducing Kotlin to multiple teams that until that point only used Java, it's hard but possible recommend always framing it as a "trial", and only doing it for something small, eg a small new service or pick an endpoint in an existing service and implement it end to end inside the same java project but in kotlin then, people will either see the benefits, or they won't and you start looking for another job lol

Klitos Kyriacou

05/26/2023, 5:15 PM
Nice article. However, recent improvements in Java (such as text blocks, sealed classes and when expressions) have made the advantage of Kotlin less than it used to be.

Fred Friis

05/26/2023, 5:16 PM
true! null safety alone however is by far the most important, and java will never have that 🙃

Adam S

05/27/2023, 8:59 AM
yeah, I think that’s the article, thanks! I didn’t think it was on Medium but maybe I saw it re-hosted somewhere.