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How to Install Kotlin on MacOS using Visual Studio Code?

Last Updated : 03 Jan, 2022
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Kotlin is a modern statically typed and open source programming language that features both object-oriented and functional programming constructs. Over 60% of professional Android developers use Kotlin that helps boost productivity, developer satisfaction, and code safety.

Features of Kotlin:

  • Kotlin is Open-Source.
  • Kotlin Supports Full Java Interoperability.
  • Kotlin Comes With Lazy-Loading Feature.
  • Data Classes in Kotlin.
  • Collection Filtering.
  • Extension Functions.
  • Reduces Crashes at Runtime.
  • Smart Cast Function.

Visual Studio Code is a streamlined code editor with support for development operations like debugging, task running, and version control.

Downloading and Installation

Visual Studio Code can be downloaded from its official Website and can be installed with the help of the following steps:

Step 1: Download and Install the Visual Studio Code IDE for macOS. 

Step 2: Now open Visual Studio Code and install two extensions from EXTENSIONS.

Now, search and install the following extensions :

1. Code Runner

2. Kotlin

Step 3: Now, to install Kotlin first you have to install SDK. So, go to the Terminal of VS Code by pressing (cmd+J). And run the following command in the terminal to install SDK.

$ curl -s "" | bash

After the installation of SDK, click on the source link by pressing (cmd+Click) to open a new terminal.

Now run the following code in the new terminal to install Kotlin.

$ sdk install kotlin

You can see the version of Kotlin installed on your macOS.

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