GOTO 2020 • Upgrade Time: Choose Java 11+ or the “Other” One…Kotlin • Paulien van Alst

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This presentation was recorded at GOTOpia November 2020. #GOTOcon #GOTOpia

Paulien van Alst - Passionate Software Engineer at OpenValue Teaching Kotlin

Most of the Java applications are written in Java 8 nowadays and people are looking around to upgrade to Java 11 or even migrating to Kotlin. Both are promoted as the new way to go and both have their own strengths and weaknesses. Upgrading to Java 11 might be an obvious next safe step to do. But what if you could migrate to Kotlin with the same effort? This would bring you additional advantages like: data classes, very concise list manipulations, extension functions, DSL's and even more to get your code more readable and maintainable.
Considering the Kotlin migration, the first questions that pop up are: What are the wise steps to take? And where to start? Some experiences and thoughts answering these questions will be shared [...]

00:00 Intro
00:48 My story with Kotlin
02:47 Who am I?
03:34 Highlights Java 9/10/11+
04:43 Reasons to switch to Kotlin
08:19 What to keep in mind
10:03 Let's start!
11:20 Migration plan
12:38 Demo
35:40 Migration plan continued
36:00 Welcome on board/Outro

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