Kotlin is a new language for the JVM that aims to be a "better Java". Made in-house by Jetbrains, the company behind IntelliJ IDEA and also Android Studio, it's been in development for more than 5 years. Just a few months ago the final version of Kotlin 1.0 saw the light of day.
Starting off with Kotlin for Java development and for Android is actually quite straight forward. There's a lot of well written documentation, there are the Kotlin Koans and blogs seem to pick up Kotlin-related topics more and more. What a lot of people are not aware of though is that there are a bunch of really useful libraries and tools for Kotlin developers, in particular on Android (the most common and well known one being Ando).
This session from Droidcon Germany 2016 in Berlin will start with a quick introduction into Kotlin and its benefits over Java. Then we'll dive into the Kotlin-Android-ecosystem and look at a variety of Kotlin tools and libraries that can make one's life much easier - even to a level going beyond what core Kotlin already has to offer.