Kotlin For Linux Distros As A Snap
In an interesting move, Kotlin programming language which is officially supported programming language for android is now available on linux distros as a snap.
Now you can easily install Kotlin via snap without worrying anything like dependencies.
“We believe the main advantage of using Snapcraft to install Kotlin for the development community is that developers don’t have to care about all the required dependencies (like JDK) as well as about future updates”, says Aleksey Rostovskiy, Engineer at JetBrains.
Kotlin was developed by Jetbrains in 2011. First stable release was Kotlin v1.0 which went public on February 15, 2016.
At Google I/O 2017, Google announced first-class support for Kotlin on Android which was one of the biggest milestone for the new programming language
From official blog:
We are delighted to announce that the latest addition to the snap ecosystem, launching today, is Kotlin – the pragmatic programming language for JVM, Android and browser crafted by JetBrains. Being a general-purpose language, Kotlin works everywhere where Java works from server-side applications, mobile applications (Android) and desktop applications.