Monday, 4 July 2016

Pivotal Cloud Foundry Spring Boot JPA demo written in Kotlin

I created the following demo for PCF using spring boot / PCF. After showing a colleague he decided he would write a Kotlin version of the same application. It's interesting to see how the Kotlin classes differ to those of Java.

The Kotlin version of the same application is here.

Kotlin is a functional language developed by the JetBrains guys. Its main benefits are:

  • Conciseness of code
  • Code safety - Null safety by not allowing nulls values unless one specifies variables to be null.
  • Interoptability - 100% Java interop.
  • Ease of use and reduced learning curve
  • Great tooling - As support in Intellij Idea is brilliant

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