On 21 May 2015 at 16:22, Paco Zarate <email@example.com> wrote:
> Hey Russel, can you please elaborate on your comment?
> I don't know much about JetBrains and their position about kotlin and it
> would be interesting to know about they are envisioning on their language.
JetBrains' motivation was explained in their blog post back in 2011:
Some quotes related to what Russel said:
"... We’re obviously in it for the long run ..."
"... First and foremost, it’s about our own productivity ..."
> Something to think about:
> Indeed job trending on: scala + groovy + clojure + kotlin + jruby + jython
> Indeed job trending on: Java + ruby + python + scala + groovy
> On Thu, May 21, 2015 at 5:46 AM, Russel Winder <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> On Wed, 2015-05-20 at 19:09 -0600, Paco Zarate wrote:
>> > Also I would suggest looking at the committers list from their source
>> > repository, it can give you and idea on who and how many are the
>> > kotlin
>> > developers, it they are all from Jetbrains or just one developer it
>> > would
>> > be a yellow alert in comparison with Groovy, because kotlin would
>> > have the
>> > resources concentrated, so if there is a change on Jetbrains business
>> > (priorities, financial, etc), the entire project is in risk. I like
>> > that
>> > Groovy is diverse in their core team and makes me feel more
>> > comfortable
>> > even on this transition times from Pivotal's stewardship.
>> It is worth remembering that whilst Kotlin is a FOSS project, it is
>> being developed by JetBrains for writing the JetBrains products.
>> Whether or not Kotlin gains traction with others, JetBrains are, at
>> least in the short and medium term committed to making a "better Java".
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