Kotlin is now a recommended programming language for server-side JVM usage at Google, while still providing access to a large existing Java ecosystem. With over 11 million lines of Kotlin code at Google (across server and Android), we've done a number of things to ensure our developers are successful with Kotlin. This talk will explore the challenges we faced, and the reasons we're adding Kotlin as an available language and how we've made it a successful change.
The combination of Spring and Kotlin is a winning combo for building modern, reactive, and productive servers. This talk will walk through how Spring & Kotlin fit together with coroutines, R2DBC, Testcontainers, and Kotlin/JS for the web UI. Come for Kotlin, stay for the ASCII art!