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Jetbrains, the team behind the popular Java IDE IntelliJ, have released Kotlin 1.0, its homegrown programming language for JVM and Java. The company descries Kotlin as “a pragmatic programming language for JVM and Android that combines [object oriented] and functional features and is focused on interoperability, safety, clarity and tooling support.” The pragmatism is meant to suggest Kotlin will be built correctly rather than quickly. General purpose, Kotlin works everywhere Java does, and uses Maven and Gradle for its package management/build system. Though Jetbrains created Kotlin, it’s an open source language. According to Jetbrains, Kotlin has been production ready for some…

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