Brad Hawkes has been a Software Engineer at Google for 15 years, most of which has been developing server side Java and now Kotlin. Brad has been leading the integration of Kotlin into Google's standard serving framework and working to increase internal adoption.
Kotlin is now a recommended programming language for server-side JVM usage at Google, while still providing access to a large existing Java ecosystem. With over 11 million lines of Kotlin code at Google (across server and Android), we've done a number of things to ensure our developers are successful with Kotlin. This talk will explore the challenges we faced, and the reasons we're adding Kotlin as an available language and how we've made it a successful change.