Java Vs Kotlin: Which is Best for Android App Development?


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Java is one of the oldest object-oriented, multi-platform programming languages. Java is one of the most extensively used languages in today’s date and reputable programming languages applied for Android development worldwide.

Benefits of programming in Java:

  • Easy to learn
  • Platform-independent
  • Large community
  • Abundant API
  • Security

Top 5 Applications of Java Programming Language

  • Spotify
  • Twitter
  • OperaMini
  • Signal
  • CashApp

Kotlin is a trending open-source programming language. It is a general-purpose programming language that targets Java Virtual Machine (JVM), JavaScript, Android, and Native. Kotlin was developed by the JetBrains developers. The main aim of developers behind developing Kotlin was to create a programming language that would cover Java’s drawbacks.

Benefits of programming in Kotlin

  • Easy to Adopt
  • Conciseness
  • Interoperability
  • Vibrant community
  • Safety

Top 5 Applications built with Kotlin

  • Pinterest
  • Netflix
  • Uber
  • Tinder
  • Trello

Java Vs Kotlin: Which is Best for Android App Development?

For Android development, Kotlin seems to be the best option at present. Most of the companies and developers are adopting it, and the programming language will most likely continue to grow.

However, Java remains an excellent general-purpose language. Also, it has been Android’s favorite for so long, so the replacement is not that easy.

This is an overview of the comparison between Java vs Kotlin and which language is better is not that straightforward. Also, there are several aspects to consider other than only the languages’ differences, for example, which language the companies are using and how comfortable developers feel with Kotlin or Java and more. Therefore, you can go with any of these top-notch programming languages depending on your requirements. Echo Innovate IT offers an excellent app development service.

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