12 minutes | Apr 26, 2021

Kotlin vs Java for Android Development

Kotlin vs Java?  Java vs Kotlin?  Which language should you learn; Java or Kotlin?  Which language should you choose for Android development in 2021?This week's episode is an FAQ-episode covering a handful of the most commonly asked questions about Java and Kotlin for Android development.  These are questions I regularly see and am asked - and I want to give some quick, opinionated answers to to help inform your thinking and decisions on the topic.📝Check out the FAQ on goobar.devChapters00:52 What language to use for Android development?01:40 Which is better for Android development; Java or Kotlin?02:08 Does Google recommend Kotlin for Android development?02:52 When did Google start supporting Kotlin for Android?03:20 When did Android become Kotlin-first?03:58 Is Java still used for Android development?04:25 Will Android stop supporting Java?04:53 Is Kotlin replacing Java?05:52 Is Kotlin enough for Android development?06:10 Should I learn Java or Kotlin for Android?07:05 Can I learn Kotlin without knowing Java?07:39 Is Kotlin easier than Java?08:23 Is Kotlin faster than Java?Resourceshttps://developer.android.com/kotlin/first#whyhttps://youtu.be/EtQ8Le8-zyo?t=660https://youtu.be/LoLqSbV1ELU?t=530https://eng.uber.com/measuring-kotlin-build-performance/https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVysWoMPvvHQMEJvRkslbAQContacthttps://twitter.com/n8ebelhttps://goobar.dev/contact/
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