Java vs Kotlin: What are the differences?
What is Java? A concurrent, class-based, object-oriented, language specifically designed to have as few implementation dependencies as possible. Java is a programming language and computing platform first released by Sun Microsystems in 1995. There are lots of applications and websites that will not work unless you have Java installed, and more are created every day. Java is fast, secure, and reliable. From laptops to datacenters, game consoles to scientific supercomputers, cell phones to the Internet, Java is everywhere!.
Java and Kotlin can be primarily classified as "Languages" tools.
"Great libraries" is the primary reason why developers consider Java over the competitors, whereas "Interoperable with Java" was stated as the key factor in picking Kotlin.
Kotlin is an open source tool with 28.3K GitHub stars and 3.28K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Kotlin's open source repository on GitHub.
Airbnb, Uber Technologies, and Spotify are some of the popular companies that use Java, whereas Kotlin is used by Slack, 9GAG, and Rainist. Java has a broader approval, being mentioned in 2399 company stacks & 2723 developers stacks; compared to Kotlin, which is listed in 268 company stacks and 208 developer stacks.
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