AEM and KotlinPosted by Sean on Friday, June 12, 2020
I’ve recently been learning kotlin and have experimented with using it for development in AEM. What follow are a few observations from those experiments. To say the least, this is not inteded as an exhaustive exploration of all the pros or cons, not an attempt to draw any sweeping conclusions to questions like “should I write my aem project code in Kotlin?”
For the un-initiated, Kotlin in a language created and design by JetBrains, that among other things features a modern, concise syntax, and full interoperabily with Java. When compiled, it produces standard JVM bytecode.
There are many other posts comparing the syntax of Java and Kotlin, or highlighting the language features and benefits of Kotlin, so I don’t intend to duplicate those or produce a full analysis, but I do think it’s worth highlighting a few things that I find particularly useful for AEM development.