Question about Kotlin from an ex-Java developer

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  • initializr

    A quickstart generator for Spring projects

    Gradle suffers from similar issues, since it depends on maven repos, but has created its own nuances how it deals with dependency declarations. Larger projects like vert.x or spring have their own starter sites that create kick-off projects that work. We could ask why their own base projects look like insanely over engineered but this is a discussion for another time.

  • javalin

    A simple and modern Java and Kotlin web framework [Moved to: https://github.com/javalin/javalin]

    I'm a big fan of Ktor (ktor.io) but another reasonable lightweight alternative is Javelin (https://javalin.io/). Heck even Spring Boot isn't that bad. HikariCP + JooQ (has both java and kotlin codegen) for DB access if you need and you're good to go.

  • Appwrite

    Appwrite - The Open Source Firebase alternative introduces iOS support. Appwrite is an open source backend server that helps you build native iOS applications much faster with realtime APIs for authentication, databases, files storage, cloud functions and much more!

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