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How to Install Kotlin on MacOS using Visual Studio Code?

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  • Last Updated : 03 Jan, 2022

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 https://code.visualstudio.com/download 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 "https://get.sdkman.io" | 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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