Give Kotlin the Boot? Pros & cons of using Kotlin vs. Java with Spring Boot

Programming Languages

In addition to Java, developers can use Kotlin to create Spring Boot applications. But should they? What advantages does Kotlin offer over Java? What are the downsides?

Life is filled with tradeoffs, and choices are good to have. But life is better when you know the tradeoffs *before* making important decisions, and this session is built around sharing and showing some of those. As both a Java Champion and Kotlin Developer Expert, the presenter loves both children equally, but not in the same ways. Come to this session to see several places in which your choice of language could result in either promise or pitfall. All examples will be coded *live & in real-time*!

Scheduled on Monday from 14:40 to 15:30 in Room B

Spring Boot

Mark Heckler


Principal Cloud Advocate for Java/JVM Languages at Microsoft, Computer scientist and MBA, licensed pilot, Java Champion, Kotlin Developer Expert, Rockstar presenter, author of Spring Boot: Up and Running!, and all around hoopy frood.