TL;DR yes ! 🙂

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I shared my thought about Kotlin in “On the Radar” podcast — it’s a great podcast , you’re welcome to listen !

What is Kotlin?

Kotlin is a cross-platform, statically typed, general-purpose programming language with type inference, initially designed for the JVM , but also compiles to JavaScript or native code .

Kotlin combines object-oriented and functional programming features.

Kotlin was developed by JetBrains, the company behind IntelliJ IDEA which also used Kotlin in many of its products, including IntelliJ IDEA.

Why is it important that JetBrains developed Kotlin?

I would like you to close your eyes, imagine yourself coming to a new place, a new workplace. You see everyone around you telling jokes and you feel like an outsider, you‘re wondering who you would eat lunch with, you have all those questions but you are too embarrassed to ask…

Can you imagine that feeling? Not a pleasant feeling, right?

What if you would start working at this new place that your friend is working at ,someone you feel very comfortable to ask them anything , they would also introduce you to people, to the place customs and everything ?! …

The Hackathon focus was to use two new technologies from “try” section of the tech radar. We were a team of 5 people, Keren Finkelstein and myself choose to take the Apache Pulsar part.

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“Apache Pulsar is an open-source distributed pub-sub messaging system originally created at Yahoo and now part of the Apache Software Foundation“

Our team wanted to solve the problem of not having visibility in data pipeline processing, by creating a heat diagram which presents the pipeline, the “busy” topic the redder it gets.

We choose to start with a simple example, which explains how to install pulsar and some basic use of it. …


Hila Elkayam

Senior Software Developer @Tikal

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