Kotlin, the hot new programming language off the anvil of Jet Brains, has been accepted by Google as an official language for Android development. Honestly, I couldn’t be happier. No, I’m not a Kotlin developer, or even a Java developer, but I’m very happy to see these trends.
From what I hear, Kotlin is a much better designed language (aimed at eliminating null pointer exceptions?) that has a pleasant syntax and borrows many ideas from functional programming. What this means is that Android development will be much more efficient and pleasant now.
My next dream would be to see Elixir + Phoenix displace every known back-end stack. Of course it’s not going to happen, but I dream on. 🙂