Rachel Cole

Rachel Cole

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Java Vs. Kotlin: Which One Will Be the Best in 2019?

Which programming language comes to mind when you hear Android app development? Most probably, you will immediately think of Java. This is because of the vast number of Android apps that are developed in Java.

Developers around the world are still wondering if Kotlin has any future or not. But with the introduction of Kotlin in Google I/O two years back, Kotlin has made its own place in the Android application development market.

Kotlin

Kotlin is the latest statically-typed, open-source programming language that can run effectively on the Java Virtual Machine (JVM). Kotlin is developed by JetBrains and is officially supported by Google.

The recent survey of Jexenter has placed Kotlin as 6th in the top technology trends. To compare Kotlin with Java, we need to understand its benefits and drawbacks. Business leaders like Pivotal, Atlassian, Pinterest, Evernote, and Uber are now using Kotlin for Android app development.

As per the recent statistics by App brain show the Kotlin language holding 25.30 percent of market share among the top apps of 2018, with 40.76 percent of installs of the new apps.

For more on the market share value of Kotlin-based industry, check out this article.

Why Kotlin Is the Leading Programming Language for Android App Development?

Improved Efficiency

With a concise and intuitive syntax, Kotlin provides an increase in the efficiency of the working team. Fewer code lines and less time are required to write and deploy a program. As a result, you will get your app developed quickly.

100 Percent Java-Interoperable Programming Language

In easy terms, Java methods can be called from Kotlin. This feature is beneficial not only for the developers but for the companies that have a large Java code base.

Ease of Maintenance

Kotlin for Android developers is easy to maintain with the support of a large number of IDEs, which includes Android studio and several other SDKs. Additionally, developers can work with any toolkit they are comfortable with.

Reliable

The latest version of Kotlin is reversely compatible with all the previous versions. This resolves the biggest pain point of Android developers: dealing with multiple versions.

Easy to Learn

Aspirants can learn Kotlin much easier, as compared to Java because it doesn’t require any prior mobile app development knowledge.

Android Studio Support

Android Studio provides extended support and adaptation tools. Developers can work simultaneously on both the languages.

Drawbacks of Kotlin

Compilation Speed

Developers have reported about the fluctuation in the compilation speed of Kotlin codes. In some cases, it is very fast, and in other cases, it is significantly slower.

Less Community Support

Kotlin has a small developer community that results in limited resources to learn the language. There will be a lot of queries which will be unanswered.

Scarcity of Developers

There are very limited numbers of developers available for Kotlin. The talent gap in the Android app development market has increased in regards to Kotlin.

Java

Java is considered one of the best programming languages for app development. The object-oriented programming is just a basic feature. It serves a lot more than just Android app development support. Here are few of the pros and cons of java.

The recent TIOBE index of December 2018 shows Java as number one among the top programming languages.

How Java Is Still Better Than Kotlin?

Portable

With the help of the platform-agnostic Java Virtual Machine, Java programs can run on almost any system. As a result, Java has the majority of Android applications.

Large Community

Developers get help on almost any issue, bug, or problem of their Java code with the help of large GitHub and Stack Overflow communities.

Cross-Platform

Java language is not just limited to Android app development. Java supports cross-platform app development as well.

Resources

As Java has developed the Android, it has already existing libraries and SDKs to help in the development process.

Where Does Java Lag behind?

Speed

Java requires more memory and is much slower when compared to other languages.

Type-Heavy Language

Java requires long codes that result in more time consuming with more errors and bugs.

Conclusion

If you are a developer, then you need to upgrade your skills to the latest trends. There is no doubt that Java is still the king of Android programming, but as a developer, you need to be up to date. I am sure the above advantages of Kotlin must have convinced you why you should, at least, learn Kotlin for Android app development.

Thanks for reading ❤

If you liked this post, share it with all of your programming buddies!

#java #kotlin #android #mobile-apps

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i like kotlin

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How to Install OpenJDK 11 on CentOS 8

What is OpenJDK?

OpenJDk or Open Java Development Kit is a free, open-source framework of the Java Platform, Standard Edition (or Java SE). It contains the virtual machine, the Java Class Library, and the Java compiler. The difference between the Oracle OpenJDK and Oracle JDK is that OpenJDK is a source code reference point for the open-source model. Simultaneously, the Oracle JDK is a continuation or advanced model of the OpenJDK, which is not open source and requires a license to use.

In this article, we will be installing OpenJDK on Centos 8.

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Samanta  Moore

Samanta Moore

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Going Beyond Java 8: Local Variable Type Inference (var) - DZone Java

According to some surveys, such as JetBrains’s great survey, Java 8 is currently the most used version of Java, despite being a 2014 release.

What you are reading is one in a series of articles titled ‘Going beyond Java 8,’ inspired by the contents of my book, Java for Aliens. These articles will guide you step-by-step through the most important features introduced to the language, starting from version 9. The aim is to make you aware of how important it is to move forward from Java 8, explaining the enormous advantages that the latest versions of the language offer.

In this article, we will talk about the most important new feature introduced with Java 10. Officially called local variable type inference, this feature is better known as the **introduction of the word **var. Despite the complicated name, it is actually quite a simple feature to use. However, some observations need to be made before we can see the impact that the introduction of the word var has on other pre-existing characteristics.

#java #java 11 #java 10 #java 12 #var #java 14 #java 13 #java 15 #verbosity

Rachel Cole

Rachel Cole

1560920355

Java Vs. Kotlin: Which One Will Be the Best in 2019?

Which programming language comes to mind when you hear Android app development? Most probably, you will immediately think of Java. This is because of the vast number of Android apps that are developed in Java.

Developers around the world are still wondering if Kotlin has any future or not. But with the introduction of Kotlin in Google I/O two years back, Kotlin has made its own place in the Android application development market.

Kotlin

Kotlin is the latest statically-typed, open-source programming language that can run effectively on the Java Virtual Machine (JVM). Kotlin is developed by JetBrains and is officially supported by Google.

The recent survey of Jexenter has placed Kotlin as 6th in the top technology trends. To compare Kotlin with Java, we need to understand its benefits and drawbacks. Business leaders like Pivotal, Atlassian, Pinterest, Evernote, and Uber are now using Kotlin for Android app development.

As per the recent statistics by App brain show the Kotlin language holding 25.30 percent of market share among the top apps of 2018, with 40.76 percent of installs of the new apps.

For more on the market share value of Kotlin-based industry, check out this article.

Why Kotlin Is the Leading Programming Language for Android App Development?

Improved Efficiency

With a concise and intuitive syntax, Kotlin provides an increase in the efficiency of the working team. Fewer code lines and less time are required to write and deploy a program. As a result, you will get your app developed quickly.

100 Percent Java-Interoperable Programming Language

In easy terms, Java methods can be called from Kotlin. This feature is beneficial not only for the developers but for the companies that have a large Java code base.

Ease of Maintenance

Kotlin for Android developers is easy to maintain with the support of a large number of IDEs, which includes Android studio and several other SDKs. Additionally, developers can work with any toolkit they are comfortable with.

Reliable

The latest version of Kotlin is reversely compatible with all the previous versions. This resolves the biggest pain point of Android developers: dealing with multiple versions.

Easy to Learn

Aspirants can learn Kotlin much easier, as compared to Java because it doesn’t require any prior mobile app development knowledge.

Android Studio Support

Android Studio provides extended support and adaptation tools. Developers can work simultaneously on both the languages.

Drawbacks of Kotlin

Compilation Speed

Developers have reported about the fluctuation in the compilation speed of Kotlin codes. In some cases, it is very fast, and in other cases, it is significantly slower.

Less Community Support

Kotlin has a small developer community that results in limited resources to learn the language. There will be a lot of queries which will be unanswered.

Scarcity of Developers

There are very limited numbers of developers available for Kotlin. The talent gap in the Android app development market has increased in regards to Kotlin.

Java

Java is considered one of the best programming languages for app development. The object-oriented programming is just a basic feature. It serves a lot more than just Android app development support. Here are few of the pros and cons of java.

The recent TIOBE index of December 2018 shows Java as number one among the top programming languages.

How Java Is Still Better Than Kotlin?

Portable

With the help of the platform-agnostic Java Virtual Machine, Java programs can run on almost any system. As a result, Java has the majority of Android applications.

Large Community

Developers get help on almost any issue, bug, or problem of their Java code with the help of large GitHub and Stack Overflow communities.

Cross-Platform

Java language is not just limited to Android app development. Java supports cross-platform app development as well.

Resources

As Java has developed the Android, it has already existing libraries and SDKs to help in the development process.

Where Does Java Lag behind?

Speed

Java requires more memory and is much slower when compared to other languages.

Type-Heavy Language

Java requires long codes that result in more time consuming with more errors and bugs.

Conclusion

If you are a developer, then you need to upgrade your skills to the latest trends. There is no doubt that Java is still the king of Android programming, but as a developer, you need to be up to date. I am sure the above advantages of Kotlin must have convinced you why you should, at least, learn Kotlin for Android app development.

Thanks for reading ❤

If you liked this post, share it with all of your programming buddies!

#java #kotlin #android #mobile-apps

Samanta  Moore

Samanta Moore

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How to Learn Java As Quickly As Possible: Best Practices to Adopt

Students who start to learn Java and other programming languages often wonder if there are any tips and tricks that will quicken the learning process. I am not sure about tricks in terms of studying, but there are a few handy tips to make the process as quick as it is realistically possible.

Based on my experience in tutoring and software development, I’ve put together the seven most applicable and proven recommendations for learning Java quickly. So, stay tuned to find out what they are.

Top 7 Tips and Tricks to Make the Process of Learning Java Easier and Faster

1. Find a Java Project You Want to Build After Honing Java Coding Skills

2. Keep Up Practicing on a Regular Basis

3. Avoid Taking Long Breaks While Studying

4. Connect With Other Newcomers and Fresh Learners

5. Read Someone Else’s Code

6. Set Aside Low Expectations

7. Consider Coding by Hand

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Johathan  Boehm

Johathan Boehm

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Java’s Records vs Kotlin’s Data Classes

Recent releases of Java have had some very noteworthy and developer-friendly features including a concept of record classes. From the Java docs of the Record class:

A record class is a shallowly immutable, transparent carrier for a fixed set of values, called the record components. The Java language provides concise syntax for declaring record classes, whereby the record components are declared in the record header. The list of record components declared in the record header form the record descriptor.

My first thought on seeing this class and as someone who has used Kotlin for some time now, I couldn’t help but wonder how similar this sounds to Kotlin’s data classes.

So I did some exploring and here is my first impression comparing Java’s records to Kotlin’s data classes. But before that, let us take a quick look at what these are and how we can create one:

Records

public record Sample (String key, String value) {}

A record is a data holder that extends from Java’s base Record class. A key feature of records classes are

  • All properties are final and private.
  • Declaring a class using the record key word generates the equals()hashcode() and toString() methods hence reducing boiler plate code.

Data class

data class Sample (val key, val value)

Data classes are Kotlin’s data holder classes and some of its key features are:

  • Properties can be final or not (declaring properties as a var makes them not final and hence they can be changed).
  • Similar to record classes, declaring a class as a data class automatically generates the equals()hashcode() and toString() methods.

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