Kotlin is a multi-purpose language, has a simple and modern syntax, powerful features, excellent tools, and it is multi-platfrom:
- Android VM
- Java VMs (including server apps)
- Native compiled for: iOS, Mac, Linux, Windows
GitHub: 'Kotlin for Android now fastest-growing programming language' | ZDNet\
"According to GitHub, the number of contributors using Kotlin to build projects has more than doubled in the past year, making it the fastest-growing language of all.
As Google noted at the time, 27 percent of the top 1,000 Android apps on Google Play use the language, among them Twitter, Slack, and Netflix."
The State of the Octoverse | The State of the Octoverse reflects on 2018 so far, teamwork across time zones, and 1.1 billion contributions.
Projects | The State of the Octoverse # Languages
Kotlin | Google Cloud
Why you should totally switch to Kotlin – Magnus Vinther – Medium
Kotlin is rising, Go is plateauing, and Scala may be at the start of a backslide - JAXenter
Kotlin Programming Language
Introduction to Kotlin (Google I/O '17) - YouTube
KotlinConf 2018 - Conference Opening Keynote by Andrey Breslav - YouTube
Kotlin (programming language) - Wikipedia
Kotlin Design with Andrey Breslav - Software Engineering Daily
"Andrey Breslav is the lead language designer of Kotlin at JetBrains."
It would be surprising if Oracle is not actively contemplating purchasing JetBrains company, creators of Kotlin :)