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Spring: Introducing Kotlin support in Spring Framework 5.0

Following the Kotlin support on start.spring.io we introduced a few months ago, we have continued to work to ensure that Spring and Kotlin play well together. One of the key strengths of Kotlin is that it provides a very good interoperability with libraries written in Java. But there are ways to go even further and allow writing fully idiomatic Kotlin code when developing your next Spring application. In addition to Spring Framework support for Java 8 that Kotlin applications can leverage like functional web or bean registration APIs, there are additional Kotlin dedicated features that should allow you to reach a new level of productivity.

That’s why we are introducing a dedicated Kotlin support in Spring Framework 5.0 M4, and I would like to summarize in this blog post the features that are designed to make your developer experience seamless when using these technologies together.

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