Kotlin 1.5.0 Released

JetBrains has released the latest version of the free and open source Kotlin programming language. Kotlin is a general purpose programming language designed for Java Virtual Machine (JVM) and Android that combines object-oriented and functional programming features. 

According to the announcement, Kotlin 1.5.0 offers new language features as well as performance improvements and library updates

The announcement details the changes in the following areas:

  • Stable language features, including JVM records, sealed interfaces, and inline classes.
  • Standard and test library improvements, including stable unsigned integer types.
  • Kotlin/JVM improvements, including the new default JVM IR compiler.
  • Kotlin/Native improvements, including faster debug compilation for Linux and iOS applications.
  • Kotlin/JS improvements, including migration of more JS libraries to the new Kotlin/JS IR compiler.

For more information, check out the Kotlin 1.5 online event on May 25 or the AMA session on Reddit on May 27-28.