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Does Kotlin look like Ruby on Rails?

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Why would I choose Kotlin as a language? What kind of projects Kotlin is made for?
What's the difference in programming with Kotlin than using Ruby on Rails, Scala, and so on?
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Hello Rogerio,

Kotlin is a general purpose language, and it can be used anywhere Java can run (inside Java servers; on Android phones), hooked into JavaScript and even compiled down to native code. It's particularly well suited for the creation of libraries which might need to run on different platforms. It's lambda support and multi-tasking make it a very good choice for event based coding, such as mobile apps.

It is really closer to Scala than Ruby. It's type safe, and is quite good at inferring the type of objects reference by variables. It is also very good at knowing when code is likely to have problems with null pointers, and complain at compile. It is less like Ruby, which has a looser type system. But can (and is) used for web application development, both inside Java frameworks like Spring and in Kotlin specific frameworks like the excellent Ktor

Hope this helps, and thanks for the question

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