Playing around with Kotlin and Anko

 

Kotlin Language has been around for a while and recently matured to 1.0! There’s a lot of information out there explaining what modern language features Kotlin offers and what the benefits compared to good old verbose Java are, so I’m not going to cover those here. Instead I’ll be describing how to setup a Android project with Kotlin and Anko to see how a sample Kotlin Android app would look like, if it’s more readable and how much less boilerplate we have to write, since I was curious myself and just did. Let’s have a look, shall we?

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