Kotlin vs. Java - Which Would You Choose For Android App Development?

Kotlin vs. Java - Which Would You Choose For Android App Development?


If you are a newbie in the Android app development world, then the only language that you, as an Android developer, can think of is, Java and that is quite obvious. The reason behind this is – Java exists in the market for the past many years and most of the Android apps are developed in Java.

But these days, you might be hearing a lot about Kotlin that is Google’s official programming language for writing Android apps. And there are many companies like Amazon, Netflix, and Pinterest that showed their interest in this programing language. In fact, many apps like Pinterest, Evernote, Postmates, Uber are developed in Kotlin language.

As a beginner Android app developer, you might think which language is more useful and why. What are the unique features of Kotlin programming language that are not available in Java? To give answers to common questions of amateur Android developers, we decided to compare Kotlin vs. Java features in this blog.

So, you can go through this blog and identify it on your own that which language is more useful for your next Android app project. To make it easy, we have also prepared Kotlin vs. Java infographic that will give you a quick look into comparison. However, you can go through the in-detailed comparison of Kotlin and Java features in the given table. So, let’s first check out Kotlin vs. Java infographic:

Java vs JavaScript: Difference between Java and JavaScript

Java vs JavaScript: Difference between Java and JavaScript

The video on Java vs JavaScript provides you with a short and crisp description of the two programming languages. You will also see the head to head comparison between the two on various aspects and learn the similarities and differences between them.

Java vs JavaScript: Difference between Java and JavaScript 

The video on Java vs JavaScript provides you with a short and crisp description of the two programming languages. You will also see the head to head comparison between the two on various aspects and learn the similarities and differences between them.

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What's New in Java 19: The end of Kotlin?

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What's New in Java 19: The end of Kotlin? Will Kotlin still have a place in the JVM language ecosystem in a few years? This tutorial will compare and contrast how the two languages approach solving the same problems of today's Java. We'll peer a few years into the future to see where both languages are headed and determine whether we still need a Kotlin

Kotlin's introduction was a breath of fresh air at a time when the pace of innovation in Java felt glacial. Since that time, development of Java has rapidly increased with an emphasis on fixing the pain points of the language and the efficiency of data representation in the VM. Will Kotlin still have a place in the JVM language ecosystem in a few years?

This talk will compare and contrast how the two languages approach solving the same problems of today's Java. We'll look at data-carrying types, asynchronous programming, nullability, and more. For some of these, we'll also see how one language sometimes influenced the other. Finally, we'll peer a few years into the future to see where both languages are headed and determine whether we still need a Kotlin (spoiler: we probably do!).

JavaScript != Java

Lately I've been doing a lot of work with Java and JavaScript through JavaScript Engine and every time I come to a question about the two someone feels the need to answer the question with,&nbsp;<em>"Java and JavaScript are two different languages. They have nothing in common!"</em>&nbsp;or&nbsp;<em>"Just because the word Java is in JavaScript doesn't mean its Java"</em>&nbsp;or&nbsp;<em>"Java != JavaScript"</em>.

Lately I've been doing a lot of work with Java and JavaScript through JavaScript Engine and every time I come to a question about the two someone feels the need to answer the question with, "Java and JavaScript are two different languages. They have nothing in common!" or "Just because the word Java is in JavaScript doesn't mean its Java" or "Java != JavaScript".

Well OK... That doesn't answer the question and it is so irrelevant because you can obviously use Java inside of JavaScript and you can use JavaScript inside of Java so just because someone is asking a question about the two doesn't mean they think they're are the same language.

So my question is how come so many people seem to get worked up over the fact someone is trying to use Java and JavaScript together and will dismiss the question with their condescending phrases instead of offering a solution?

Here is an example,

var SwingGui = JavaImporter(Packages.javax.swing,
                    Packages.javax.swing.event,
                    Packages.javax.swing.border,
                    java.awt.event,
                    java.awt.Point,
                    java.awt.Rectangle,
                    java.awt.Dimension);
...

with (SwingGui) {
var mybutton = new JButton(test);
var mypoint = new Point(10, 10);
var myframe = new JFrame();
...
}

sources:

https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Mozilla/Projects/Rhino/Scripting_Java

http://docs.oracle.com/javase/7/docs/technotes/guides/scripting/programmer_guide/

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/articles/javase/scripting-140262.html