Why is Kotlin better than Java?

Kotlin was designed to replace Java, so why is it the superior programming language? Lead developer, Andrey Breslav – an ITMO University graduate and Computer Science researcher – explains how Kotlin is designed to deal with bugs by removing them entirely from the ecosystem, something that he says cannot be easily done with Java due to its age.

Interview conducted by Dr Tom Crawford (University of Oxford) at JetBrains HQ in St Petersburg, Russia. Produced by Tom Crawford, with thanks to ITMO University and JetBrains.

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