By Taras Boychuk
Kotlin for the back-end. Does the fancy code bring much value?
How much value does Kotlin bring on top of Java on the back-end? Does it provide just a slight improvement, a decent improvement, or a completely new experience? We'll have a live coding session so you can get a chance to feel what is Kotlin. And then we'll discuss a couple of points of view based on the research on this topic. So you will be able to be more accurate when you need to compare Kotlin and Java.
Better software is not a matter of technology, it is a matter of people
Why do we ever want new languages and technologies? For the sake of improvements, you'd say. What do we want to improve? A software we build. And the way we build it as well. So we improve it by getting better technologies? Great software has been build by great people not by great technologies. The same as being a talented engineer doesn't mean to know a proper language. Since it's not about technology, it's about people.