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September 24, 2017

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This week in my quest for Kotlin mastery, I began diving into Kotlin’s generics. To get the ball rolling, I added a concept article for generic functions.

Other Kotlin Programming News

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Kotlin 1.1.50 is out. In case you’re wondering, no, we didn’t just jump 46 patch versions! The versioning scheme changed - see the release announcement at the official Kotlin blog for the details.

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If you’ve thought about picking up the book, Kotlin in Action, today is a great day to do it, because it’s Manning’s deal of the day, which cuts the price in half. Just make sure you enter the code DOTD092417 when you check out. (And for what it’s worth, this isn’t an affiliate link - I just thought the book was great!)

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Simon Wirtz wrote a nice article on DZone demonstrating how to create Domain-Specific Languages in Kotlin. He uses Java Secure Socket Extension as the basis for his DSL, starting with the Java code, and working his way down to a nice, declarative chunk of code that focuses on just the right things.

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Zeitspace decided to use Kotlin for Overnight Camper, their latest Android app for the YMCA, and quickly became fans of the language. Read all about the features that impressed them the most in their article, Y we chose Kotlin

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