Kotlin Basics : Variables, Datatypes, control flow, when, loops & exception

Kotlin is a relatively new programming language that is gaining popularity due to the simplicity in the syntax compared to Java and the compatibility with the JVM. It is developed and maintained by the JetBrains organization ( creators of Intellij IDEA )

In this post, we are going learn the basics of the Kotlin as shorts ( microideations )

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What is Kotlin ?

Setup using Intellij IDE


First hello world program

Standard input and output ( stdin, stdout )


Bitwise operators


Control statements : if else

while & do while loop

for loop

break & continue

when statement

exception handling

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