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Learn Kotlin

Learn Kotlin, the expressive, open-source programming language developed by JetBrains.

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  • Skill level

    Beginner
  • Time to complete

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    9 hours
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  • Prerequisites

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About this course

Kotlin is a modern, expressive programming language made with developers in mind. Concise, open-source, and safe, Kotlin is a popular language for Android development, web development, and more.

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11 lessons • 8 projects • 7 quizzes
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Meet the creator of the course
Jace van Auken
Curriculum Developer at Codecademy
Jace is a Curriculum Developer with the Codecademy Computer Science team. He learned to code at an early age by reading a C Primer textbook and playing around with HyperCard on his Macintosh Plus.

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4.53 out of 5 stars
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  • The lessons are amazingly lined up with real world examples to practice right after each lesson to reinforce learning. What else could a beginner ask for!
    Sidhu G.
    Verified Learner
  • Awesome intro to Kotlin course! The material was succinct, informative, and helped me grasp Kotlin syntax very well!
    Claire J.
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  • I would highly recommend this course to get a grasp of the fundamentals of Kotlin. Well curated, well executed. I sincerely enjoyed this course.
    Charles M.
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What Is Kotlin Used For?

Codecademy Team
Oct 5, 2021

Kotlin is a programming language that was released in 2011 by JetBrains, a company that sells integrated development environments (IDEs) for programming languages. Since then, it’s become a favorite language for developers and replaced Java in many software projects.

In this article, we’ll look at why Kotlin became popular, its advantages, and what it’s used for.

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