JetBrains’ Kotlin JVM language appeals to the Java faithful

Kotlin, a high-performance, statically typed “pragmatic language” that leverages the environment of Java Virtual Machine, has reached its official 1.0 release milestone. Created by IDE makers JetBrains, Kotlin — like many other non-Java languages that run on the JVM — is meant to run where Java runs and make use of the existing culture of Java libraries and tooling. Java, in turn, can use items built in Kotlin.
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