Although Java has the reputation of being a top-notch programming language, a modern language was required by Android for quite some time. Kotlin has filled this gap, and it has become quite popular amongst the developers at present.
This article will talk about, which is more suitable for Android app development, Java, or Kotlin.
Kotlin can be described as a language for general purposes. Functional features have been introduced by it for supporting Java interoperability. Kotlin aids in enhancing the coding experience practically and effectively. It is compatible with Java 6 or Java 8 and gets the leading IDEs out there.
Unlike Java, it will be possible to write much less code with Kotlin. Consequently, the files are also of smaller size in the case of Kotlin as compared to Java.
Being amongst the oldest and the easiest languages, Java is quite popular and has been at the summit for over 20 years. Sun Microsystems is responsible for creating Java, which is an object-oriented language.
Apart from developing Android apps, Java does many more things. As a result, if you can master Java, you will become an integral part of the larger Java market and community, thus having many career opportunities ahead of you.
Being a popular programming language, Java is class-based and object-oriented. Moreover, it will be possible to execute lots of statements rather than executing them sequentially. Put simply, Java can be considered a computing program where it will be possible to create applications.
|App Performance is High.||App Performance is Super High.|
|Market Presence is an Excellent.||Market Presence is Good.|
|The adoption cost is High.||The adoption cost is Low.|
|App security is Good.||App security is Excellent.|
|Null safety is not supported by Java.||Kotlin comes with built-in null safety.|
|Excellent support for complex architecture.||Not Good support for complex architecture.|
On most occasions, slower compilation speed is depicted by Kotlin as compared to Java. The compilation time of Java is relatively fast.
The code development speed of Kotlin is fast. On the other hand, that of Java is relatively faster.
Kotlin comes with built-in null safety. The NullPointerException is responsible to a great extent for errors in Android development. Even though Android mainly depends on the null for representing the lack of any value, it can easily destroy an app. Kotlin quickly fixes this problem by incorporating null safety. Because of this, many developers don’t need to write additional code in the long run. However, Null safety is not supported by Java.
Lambda expressions are supported by Kotlin that are independent functions that one can treat as values. They can be passed as arguments to different methods, returned, or anything else that can be done with any everyday object.
Kotlin does not have lots of learning resources since it happens to be a new and small community. Unlike Kotlin, the community circle of Java is much more significant.
No, both Kotlin and Java come with powerful features. Both of them bind together for treating us with more improvised versions. Therefore, it is a fact that both Kotlin and Java help in Android development cohesively.
Rahul Panchal is a Founder and Managing Director of Rlogical Techsoft Pvt. Ltd, a web & mobile app development company India specialized in Hybrid, Native, Android and iOS App development.
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